Like father, like son: Loudon Wainwright III on his father.
Loudon Wainwright was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on September 5, 1946. His parents were Loudon Wainwright, Jr., a columnist and editor for LIFE Magazine. Loudon III grew up in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, and went to a private boarding school, St. Andrew’s, in Middletown, Delaware, from where he graduated.
Reflections: Loudon Wainwright III - Relix Media.
As he goes on to explain, “Surviving Twin” is a “posthumous collaboration” with his late father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., an acclaimed journalist whose career writing for Time magazine spanned four decades.
Loudon S. Wainwright, Columnist, Dead at 63 - The New York.
Wainwright was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the son of Martha Taylor, a yoga teacher, and Loudon Wainwright, Jr., a columnist and editor for Life magazine. His father was not a professional musician but he did play piano and wrote some songs, exposing his children to musicians such as Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg who were later cited as influences.
Loudon Wainwright III on His New Memoir, Parenthood.
It’s fifty years since Loudon Wainwright III—son of the exemplary Life magazine columnist, Loudon Wainwright Jr.—began writing and recording his songs—fifty years of astounding music, fifty years of bleak passages and struggle, fifty years of confessional lyrics on a scale few have attempted, fifty years of openly failing the women and children in his life, fifty years of black humor.
Loudon Wainwright III - New Netherland Institute.
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He has a Netflix Original Special “Surviving Twin”: a one-man theatrical show and posthumous collaboration in which Loudon combines and connects some of his most personal and best-loved songs with the writing of his late father Loudon Wainwright Jr. Funny, emotional, and filled with wonderful music, “Surviving Twin” will be available to stream starting November 13th.
Loudon Wainwright tells all, this time in a book.
Description. In the late 1960s, Loudon Wainwright III established himself as a determinedly independent talent. Then, at the age of 25, in 1972 he wrote a song about a dead skunk and leapt from critic’s darling to popular success, since then he’s recorded twenty-seven albums, won a Grammy Award and sold-out the London Palladium.
On Netflix, Loudon Wainwright III puts the fun in family.
Loudon Wainwright III is currently touring across 3 countries and has 19 upcoming concerts. Their next tour date is at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) in Old Saybrook, after that they'll be at Haymarket Lounge, City Winery in Boston.
FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS: Loudon Wainwright III - Surviving Twin.
Loudon Wainwright 3 is an amazing artist and storyteller. If you have Netflix he has a special also called surviving twin, a story in music and verse about his relationship with his dad, a famous columnist for life magazine. He is the most open and personal artist today, bar none. This is a great place to start, but all his albums are great.
Loudon WAINWRIGHT III: Family Tree - Geneastar.
Wainwright’s two children, Rufus and Martha, have gone on to become musicians in their own right, continuing Loudon’s legacy. They also appeared on the 2012 album, “Older Than My Old Man Now,” which featured 15 tracks that were helped into creation by Loudon’s four children and two of his three wives, as a tribute to Loudon’s career.
An Interview with Loudon Wainwright III - Believer Magazine.
Among the drawbacks of the latter approach are the absence of an audience (Wainwright’s laugh lines often benefit from crowd reaction) and the reduction of Surviving Twin from 91 to 67 minutes, mainly due to the omission of a segment featuring footage shot at the private boys’ school attended by both Wainwright and his father, the late Life magazine correspondent Loudon Wainwright Jr.
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Loudon Wainwright III, the son of esteemed Life magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr., is the patriarch of one of America’s great musical families. He is the former husband of Kate McGarrigle and Suzzy Roche, and father of Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Lexie Kelly Wainwright.