Marshall Crenshaw - Biography

Accomplished musician, singer and songwriter Marshall Crenshaw started his career by playing in several high school bands in the Detroit area. In 1978 Crenshaw left Michigan for a role as John Lennon in the Broadway musical Beatlemania, performing and touring for over a year. He then started a New York-based trio with his brother Robert, recording the single "Something's Gonna Happen," which led to a deal with Warner Brothers. Crenshaw's eponymous debut album was released in 1982 and included the song "Someday, Someway," which reached #36 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. He has released albums consistently ever since, most recently two EPs in 2014, Red Wine and Move Now.


In 1989, Crenshaw organized a well-received compilation of '50s and '60s Capitol Records country artists called Hillbilly Music...Thank God, Vol 1. In 1993, he appeared on the cult Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete. A year later he published a book called Hollywood Rock: A Guide to Rock 'n' Roll in the Movies. In the early 2000s, he toured with the reunited MC5. Crenshaw is also the host of The Bottomless Pit on WFUV 90.7FM in New York. 

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