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Adam Schlesinger

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Born: October 31, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Music ...
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Raised in Montclair, New Jersey
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Met future collaborator Chris Collingwood at Williams College
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Played with the band Belltower
1993:
Joined the rock band Ivy by answering an advertisement in the <i>Village Voice</i> for a bassist
1995:
Formed the rock band Fountains of Wayne with Collingwood
1995:
Provided original music for the John Leguizamo series "House of Buggin'" (Fox)
1996:
Served as composer for the short-lived "The Dana Carvey Show" (ABC)
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Co-formed Scratchie Records with D'Arcy Wretsky and James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins
1996:
Contributed three songs to the soundtrack of Tom Hanks' "That Thing You Do!"; received an Oscar nomination for Best Song
1999:
Served as album associate producer for the soundtrack album to Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown"
2001:
Contributed songs to the soundtrack of "Josie and the Pussycats"
2003:
Fountains of Wayne was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance
2007:
Composed and produced several original songs for the film, "Music and Lyrics" starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore
2008:
Co-wrote (with David Javerbaum) the songs for the musical theater adaptation of the John Waters film "Cry-Baby"; earned a Tony award nomination for Best Original Score

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