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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

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! align="center" colspan="2" style="background:#efefef;" | Thomas Alan Waits

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| align="center" colspan="2"| 200px|none American composer

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| align="center" colspan="2" style="background:#efefef;" | ''"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."''

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! "Born" || December 7, 1949

Pomona, California, USA

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"Thomas Alan Waits" (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor.

Waits has a distinctive voice, described by the ''MusicHound Rock Album Guide'' as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, as well as his experimental tendencies and a love of pre-rock Americana styles such as blues, jazz, and Vaudeville, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona.

Lyrically, Waits's songs are known for atmospheric portrayals of bizarre, seedy characters and places, although he has also shown a penchant for mo...

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