Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne died from the coronavirus yesterday. He was 52. Check out “Red Dragon Tattoo”, “Stacy’s Mom”, and “Mexican Wine” from links in the article you can access from the first tweet below. Fountains of Wayne were a power pop band with a great sense of humor and compassions for the people who populated their songs. They performed on a Kinks tribute album and they have some of the same attributes as them.

The last link in the Rob Tannenbaum tweet is to Robbie Fulks’s hilarious “Fountains of Wayne Hotline””.

Wes Wilson

Wes Wilson, one of the original psychedelic rock poster artists in the late 1960s, died on January 24, 2020.

I had one of his posters when I was a teenager in the 1960s. I didn’t take good care of it and ultimately threw it out. Fortunately, I got another copy a few years ago at Wolfgang’s Vault online and framed it. See art for sale at the Vault here.

I had a postcard of this poster.

Neil Innes 1944-2019

I know of Innes mostly through the Bonzo Dog Band. They mixed comedy with music that was obviously English with a rock influence. They reminded me of the Mothers of Invention.