Adam Schlesinger, the singer-songwriter of Fountains of Wayne who wrote quite a few iconic songs that appeared in movies and TV reveals, died yesterday of issues from COVID-19. Many artists have paid tribute to the late songwriter, and at present, Ben Gibbard took a second of his “Dwell From Residence” livestream to cowl a Fountains of Wayne music. Watch him do “Barbara H.” from the band’s 1996 debut album under (on the 42:48 mark).
Gibbard talked about how he by no means met Schlesinger instantly, however added, “I owe him an enormous debt of gratitude as a result of he was integral in choosing ‘Me & Magdalena’ for the Monkees to file 4 years in the past,” he stated. “I all the time thought, as one all the time does in life, that you just’ll have loads of time to say ‘thanks’ or ‘I like you’ or give someone a praise or what have you ever, however that day clearly didn’t come.”