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Jonathan Richman


Massachusetts native Jonathan Richman first gained fame as the frontman for the legendary The Velvet Underground-influenced proto-punk band "The Modern Lovers", who recorded their first and only album in 1973. The self-titled record included such classics as "Roadrunner", "Pablo Picasso" and "She Cracked". Yet despite his punk rock notoriety - "... See full bio »
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 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melissa McCarthy/Phoenix (2013) ... (writer: "Springtime in New York")
 2012 Not Fade Away (writer: "Road Runner")
 2012 The Three Stooges (writer: "Roadrunner")
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Cançons que curen (2012) ... (performer: "That Summer Feeling") / (writer: "That Summer Feeling")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #2.165 (2010) ... (performer: "These Bodies That Came to Cavort") / (writer: "These Bodies That Came to Cavort")
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chris (2008) ... (performer: "When she kisses me" - uncredited)
 2008 The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Documentary) (writer: "Roadrunner")
 2007 Son of Rambow (performer: "Egyptian Reggae") / (writer: "Egyptian Reggae")
 2005 Fever Pitch (performer: "As We Walk to Fenway Park in Boston Town" (2005)) / (writer: "As We Walk to Fenway Park in Boston Town" (2005))
 2005 I Am a Sex Addict (performer: "Parties in the USA", "My Baby Love Love Loves Me") / (writer: "Parties in the USA", "My Baby Love Love Loves Me")
 2003 School of Rock ("Roadrunner") / (performer: "Roadrunner")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Storm Warnings (2003) ... (writer: "Roadrunner")
 2002 Getting There (Video) (writer: "Roadrunner")
 2001 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live! (Video) (writer: "Roadrunner")
 2001 Lammbock (performer: "Egyptian Reggae")
 2000 When Brendan Met Trudy (performer: "Egyptian Reggae") / (writer: "Egyptian Reggae")
 2000 The Filth and the Fury (Documentary) (writer: "Road Runner" - as Richman)
 2000 Chuck & Buck (writer: "Astral Plane")
 1999 Tail Lights Fade (writer: "Roadrunner")
 1998 Judas Kiss (performer: "Tandem Jump") / (writer: "Tandem Jump")
 1998 There's Something About Mary (performer: "Let Her Go Into The Darkness", "There's Something About Mary", "True Love Is Not Nice", "Ahora es Mejor") / (writer: "Let Her Go Into The Darkness", "There's Something About Mary", "True Love Is Not Nice", "Ahora es Mejor")
 1998 Some Girl (performer: "That Summer Feeling", "Higher Power") / (writer: "That Summer Feeling", "Higher Power")
 1998 Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute (TV Special) (performer: "There's Something About Arnold")
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "Girlfriend")
 1996 Kingpin (performer: "Corner Store", "That Summer Feeling", "Reno") / (writer: "Corner Store", "That Summer Feeling", "Reno")
 1994 Dead Beat (performer: "Tandem Jump", "Grunion Run")
 1994 PCU (writer: "Roadrunner")
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Roadrunner") / (music: "Roadrunner") / (performer: "Roadrunner")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (writer - 3 episodes, 1977)
- Episode dated 27 April 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "New England" - as Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers)
- Episode dated 15 December 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Egyptian Reggae" - as Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers) / (writer: "Egyptian Reggae")
- Episode dated 24 November 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Egyptian Reggae" - as Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers) / (writer: "Egyptian Reggae")
- Episode dated 17 November 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Egyptian Reggae" - as Johnathan Richman and The Modern Lovers)
- Episode dated 11 August 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Roadrunner")
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CD (w/The Modern Lovers): "Roadrunner"

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
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Personal Quote:

Chatting to my fans is fun. I prefer that to just signing autographs. See more »

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Taurus

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