Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) Has Died From Coronavirus

We got word a couple of days ago that Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne was fighting for his life after testing positive for COVID-19

Today his lawyer announced that he lost that battle

From Rolling Stone:

Schlesinger had one of the most unique and busiest careers in pop. With Fountains of Wayne — a group that blended power-pop delight with indie and alt-rock sensibilities — he released five albums between 1996 and 2011. During the same period, he released six albums with his other group, Ivy, all the while building a portfolio of TV and film music. His first hit came in 1996, but it was a song engineered to sound like it was actually from the Sixties: “That Thing You Do.” The track served as the sole hit for the Wonders, the fake band at the center of Tom Hanks’ filmThat Thing You Do!; in real life, the track charted well and earned Schlesinger an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Seven years later, Schlesinger and Fountains of Wayne would notch their own career-defining hit, “Stacy’s Mom.”

Our condolences to his family, friends, band mates and fans

Here's my favorite song he wrote

and of course...the most popular

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