Singer, songwriter Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
Singer ~ Songwriter
Counting Crows
birth name: Adam Fredric Duritz

Adam Duritz

August 1, 1964, Baltimore, Maryland

Although he looked to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan for inspiration, Adam Duritz wrote melancholy lyrics more in sync with the world-weary perspective of post-grunge rock & roll. ~ Allmusic: Adam Duritz ~ retrieved August 1, 2013 © Allmusic

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August 1, 1959 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Fabian, Tiger ~ #2 (2) Johnny Horton, The Battle Of New Orleans ~ #1 (1) Paul Anka, Lonely Boy


Counting Crows

Some critics subsequently dismissed the band as derivative, but other reviewers contended that the group was a creative, talented addition to the rock music universe. As Melody Maker remarked, “Counting Crows are unashamedly steeped in a classic rock tradition, but there's nothing stale or hoary about this music. It's vibrant and alive, bright and brilliant in the here and now.” While critics bickered about the merits of the album, music fans came down solidly in favor of the band, making August And Everything After one of the best-selling albums of 1994. In 1996 the band released a second album, Recovering The Satellites, that received a predominantly warm reception from critics and fans. ~ Musicianguide: Counting Crows ~ retrieved August 1, 2013 © Musicianguide

Counting Crows ~ Gee ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.

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