Warren Zevon

Studied Brahms and Mozart on piano as a boy, and briefly studied modern classical music with Igor Stravinsky

In the early 70’s Zevon toured with the Everly Brothers in the capacity of keyboard player, musical coordinator, and band leader

In September of 1975, Warren lived in Los Angeles and roomed with the then still unknown Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

His 1978 album “Excitable Boy” produced three evergreen favorites of Zevon fans, “Excitable Boy”, “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” and his biggest commercial hit “Werewolves of London”. He also wrote Linda Ronstadt’s 1978 hit “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”

The body of work he produced showed Warren’s undeniable songwriting brilliance, but he also struggled with alcoholism and OCD for a time.

After he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, Warren commented “I feel the opposite of regret. I was the hardest-living rocker on my block for a while. I was a malfunctioning rummy for a while and running away for a while. Then for 18 years I was a sober dad of some amazing kids. Hey, I feel like I’ve lived a couple of lives.”

When he got the news about his terminal illness, he immediately went into the studio to record his last album “The Wind”. Many great artists contributed to the final production

He passed away in September of 2003. Having lived 10 months longer than his doctors had predicted.