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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 25 August 1967Belleville, Illinois, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Jeff Tweedy began his musical career in the late 80s with the band 'Uncle Tupelo.' The band had two frontmen: Jeff on bass and vocals and his long time friend Jay Farrar on guitar and vocals. The band was based out of St. Louis, MO and lasted until the early 90s when the members decided to go their own ways. Jeff went on to form 'Wilco' in 1994 and has released 6 albums. A highly acclaimed documentary titled 'I Am Trying to Break Your Heart' was made while recording the album 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' in 2001.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ehb

Trivia (13)

Front man for the band Wilco
Has two sons, Spencer and Sam.
Suffers from panic attacks.
Suffers from major depressive disorder.
Attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Has suffered from chronic migraines throughout his entire life, forcing him to miss forty days of elementary school in one year.
Quit smoking in 2005, after being a chain smoker since he was a teenager.
Attended Belleville Area College.
Supported Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election of the United States.
Supported Ralph Nader in the 2004 presidential election of the United States.
Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.
His older brother, Greg Tweedy, died of heart and kidney failure in 2013 at the age of 55.
Is one of four children.

Personal Quotes (1)

Sometimes it's liberating to confront horrible things in lyrics as a way to master the shadow-self that exists in everyone. I don't think you can be good in life without acknowledging the part of you that isn't good. When you suppress that, that's when shit really goes haywire.

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