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Jonathan Michael Richman (Natick, Massachusetts, May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970 he founded The Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key, generally acoustic, backing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, often draws on influences from around the world.

Jonathan Richman began playing music and writing his own songs in the mid-1960s… read more

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  • I love him.
  • Met him last night! He is exactly how you would expect him; nicest, most genuine, down-to-earth dude ever. And how is he 64?!?
  • He is incredibly lovable. He's a bit like the anti-KurtCobain, we need more people like this genius!
  • listened to modern lovers, said meh, listened to because her beauty is raw, said okay !now this is what i was looking for
  • watch out for 2 new 7 inches and an new album later this year on blue arrow records!
  • watch out for 2 new 7 inches and an new album later this year on blue arrow records! http://bluearrowrecords.com
  • if lou reed were a human mortal
  • JONATHAN IS GREAT SUMMER MUSIC BUT I LIKE LISTENING TO HIM IN JANUARY AS WELL <3
  • vote up please: http://www.last.fm/music/Jonathan+Richman/+images/100209119
  • Best there ever was in feelgood business!

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