Marshall Crenshaw (born 11 November 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Born in Detroit, Michigan, he grew up in the suburb of Berkley. Berkley is a city in Oakland County of the US state of Michigan. Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten. He led the band Astigafa from 1968 to 1973 (an acronym for "A splendid time is guaranteed for all", a lyric from "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite" from the album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles). " Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! " (also known as " Being for the Benefit of Mr Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the British rock band The Beatles. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 He got his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of the musical, Beatlemania. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born Beatlemania was a Broadway musical Revue focused on the life and music of The Beatles. While in New York, he recorded a single for Alan Betrock's Shake Records, "Something's Gonna Happen," after which he was signed to Warner Bros. Records. Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Retro rocker Robert Gordon took Crenshaw's "Someday, Someway" to #76 in 1981, and Crenshaw's version made #36 the next year and would be his only Top 40 hit. Robert Gordon (born March 29, 1947) is an American Rockabilly singer
Crenshaw's eponymous first album was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon release, proving him a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. Marshall Crenshaw is the debut album by Marshall Crenshaw. Track listing "There She Goes Again" - 239 "Someday His second album, Field Day, sported a somewhat heavier sound which displeased some listeners, but Field Day is regarded by many critics as Crenshaw's best album, and one of the classic power pop statements, although Crenshaw's work, like Alex Chilton's, transcends the genre. Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular Musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and Rock music. Alex Chilton (born William Alexander Chilton, on December 28, 1950, in Memphis Tennessee) is an American songwriter guitarist singer "Some of the stuff I've done you could call power pop," he told an interviewer. "But the term does have sort of a dodgy connotation. "
Although Marshall Crenshaw has never sold enormous numbers of records, he enjoys a reputation as one of the finest songwriters of the era, with roots in classic soul music, British Invasion songcraft, Burt Bacharach and Buddy Holly—to whom Crenshaw was often compared in the early days of his career, and whom he portrayed in the 1987 film La Bamba. Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. The British Invasion was the term applied by the news media — and subsequently by consumers — to the influx of Rock and roll, beat and pop performers Burt Bacharach (ˈbækəræk born May 12, 1928) is an American Pianist and Composer. Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (September 7 1936 – February 3 1959 was an American Singer-songwriter and a pioneer of Rock and roll. La Bamba ( 1987) is an American Biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez. In 1989, he compiled a collection of Capitol Records country performers of the '50s and '60s called Hillbilly Music. Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as . . Thank God, Vol. 1, which was extremely well-received. In 1993, he made an appearance in the cult TV show The Adventures of Pete and Pete, in the role of a guitar-playing meter reader. The Adventures of Pete & Pete was an American television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. In 1994, he published a book, Hollywood Rock: A Guide to Rock 'n' Roll in the Movies. He continued to record in the 1990s and 2000s, and, in 1999, released the critically acclaimed #447. In the 2000s, Crenshaw played guitar as a special guest with the reunited members of the MC5. The MC5 ( Motor City Five) was an American Hard rock band formed in Lincoln Park Michigan in 1964 and active until Penned the title track from the 2007 film, Walk Hard starring John C. Reilly; the song, as sung by Reilly, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Walk Hard The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 American Comedy film, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring John C John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award - and two-time Golden Globe -nominated American Actor. .
Crenshaw is also a noted guitarist who uses offbeat chord progressions (almost verging towards jazz) and tight leads.