In Memoriam: Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger

Very sad news to report today: Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus complications. He was 52 years old.

Schlesinger was born in Manhattan and grew up between there and Newark, New Jersey. He co-founded for Fountains of Wayne in 1995 and released five albums with them. The band scored a major hit with their song “Stacy’s Mom” from 2003’s Welcome Interstate Managers. He also played in the band Ivy as well as the supergroup Tinted Windows, which featured members of Hanson, Cheap Trick, and The Smashing Pumpkins.

The bassist was also renowned for his songwriting craft. He wrote the title song to the film That Thing You Do and contributed music to the movies Music and Lyrics, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and The Manchurian Candidate.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Adam Schlesinger.

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