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John Lombardo

Musical Artist from United States of America

John Lombardo (born 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York) was one of the founding members of the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs and one of the band's most influential members, writing much of its early material. Called by the Buffalo News "a dominant force" in the Maniacs, Lombardo was in the group from its inception in 1981 until he left in 1986 after the release of their first major-label album, The Wishing Chair. Lombardo cited "creative and political differences" as his reason for leaving the band. Lombardo formed the folk rock duo John & Mary with the classically trained Mary Ramsey, who played violin and viola for 10,000 Maniacs and sang backing vocals on the 1993 album MTV Unplugged. The pair made two recordings under the name John & Mary, Victory Gardens in 1991 and 1993's The Weedkiller's Daughter, called "a garden of shimmering delights" by the Atlanta Constitution. Both albums were released on Rykodisc and are out of print. Lombardo returned to the Maniacs in 1994 after Natalie Merchant's departure, with Ramsey joining as the new lead singer. The duo released two albums with the Maniacs, 1997's Love Among the Ruins, which contained a cover of the Roxy Music  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Lombardo, John
Date of birth
1952-09-30
Place of birth
Jamestown
Nationality
United States of America

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