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Michael Been (I) (1950–2010)

Michael Been was born on March 17, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He died on August 19, 2010 in Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium. See full bio »

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The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys Soundtrack
Tango & Cash
Tango & Cash Soundtrack
Light Sleeper
Light Sleeper Music Department
Real Genius
Real Genius Soundtrack


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 1989 Tango & Cash (writer: "Let The Day Begin")
 1987 The Lost Boys (writer: "I Still Believe")
 1985 Real Genius (writer: "The Walls Come Down")
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 1992 Light Sleeper (music producer) / (musician)
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 1992 Light Sleeper
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 2004 9 Songs (special thanks - as Michael Big Daddy Been)
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 1994 Strong Hand of Love (Video documentary)

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Singer and songwriter for rock band The Call.

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Michael Big Daddy Been

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I personally like music that speaks to me about my life - not my fantasies - not my ego. When a band writes a song and I can say "that's how I feel - that's what I think - that's my experience," it creates a kind of community. Loneliness, or better still, aloneness, is a basic emotion we all share to varying degrees, and the music that appeals to me is the type that eases that aloneness. See more »


Mike Been was a member of the rock group The Call, whose song "I Still Believe", was performed by another band on the soundtrack of the movie The Lost Boys (1987). See more »

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