American Singer

Tom Waits

  • Dec 07, 1949 (age 71)
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)
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2019
The Dead Don't Die
MovieMay 14, 2019

The Dead Don't Die

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie …
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
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New York 1979
AlbumMar 22, 2019

New York 1979

New York 1979 released.
The Archives
AlbumJan 18, 2019

The Archives

The Archives released.
2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
MovieAug 31, 2018

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Six tales of life and violence …
Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
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The Old Man & the Gun
MovieAug 31, 2018

The Old Man & the Gun

At the age of 70, career …
At the age of 70, career criminal Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are rookie detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek) who loves him in spite of his chosen profession..
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The Moon's Milk
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MovieJul 23, 2018

The Moon's Milk

At a time when the moon could be reached by ladder, Captain …
At a time when the moon could be reached by ladder, Captain Millipede, his daughter, a deaf milk miner, a beautiful accordionist, and a wannabe pole dancer make their final expedition unaware of what they had, blind to what they'd lose.
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Bawlers
AlbumJun 15, 2018

Bawlers

Bawlers released.
Bastards
AlbumJun 15, 2018

Bastards

Bastards released.
2017
The Complete KFPK Folkscene Broadcasts
AlbumJul 14, 2017

The Complete KFPK Folkscene Broadca…

The Complete KFPK Folkscene Broadcasts released.
Standing on the Corner
AlbumJul 7, 2017

Standing on the Corner

Standing on the Corner released.
2016
On the Line in '89 [Box]
AlbumDec 2, 2016

On the Line in '89 [Box]

On the Line in '89 [Box] released.
Paradise Theater, Boston MA, WBCM FM
AlbumAug 19, 2016

Paradise Theater, Boston MA, WBCM FM

Paradise Theater, Boston MA, WBCM FM released.
2015
Fumblin' on the Radio
AlbumNov 6, 2015

Fumblin' on the Radio

Fumblin' on the Radio released.
Transmission Impossible
AlbumJun 1, 2015

Transmission Impossible

Transmission Impossible released.
2014
Nighthawks On The Radio
AlbumAug 25, 2014

Nighthawks On The Radio

Nighthawks On The Radio released.
A Small Affair In Ohio: FM Radio Broadcast, Live In Cleveland, 1977
AlbumJul 14, 2014

A Small Affair In Ohio: FM Radio Broadc…

A Small Affair In Ohio: FM Radio Broadcast, Live In Cleveland, …
A Small Affair In Ohio: FM Radio Broadcast, Live In Cleveland, 1977 released.
2013
My Father's Place
AlbumNov 11, 2013

My Father's Place

My Father's Place released.
2012
Seven Psychopaths
MovieSep 7, 2012

Seven Psychopaths

Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and …
Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell) incur the wrath of a violent L.A. gangster (Woody Harrelson) by kidnapping his prized Shih Tzu in this black comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Aspiring screenwriter Marty (Farrell) has a brilliant screenplay called Seven Psychopaths floating around in his head; unfortunately he's usually to hungover to make any real progress on it. Meanwhile, Marty's best friend Billy (Rockwell) has some great ideas for the story, but he's reluctant to offer input without invitation. A down-on-his-luck actor, Billy pays his rent by running a lucrative dog-napping scam with smooth-talking Hans (Walken). Just when frustrated Marty begins to fear that all of his ideas have dried up, however, Billy shows up with an adorable Shih Zhu swiped from a quick-tempered gangster (Harrelson), and a desperate trip into the desert finds the ideas flowing like drinks at an open bar.
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Best Alternative Music Album
Award2012

Best Alternative Music Album

Won award for "Bad as Me".
Grammy Award
Best Alternative Music Album
Nomination2012

Best Alternative Music Album

Nominated for "Bad as Me".
Grammy Award
2011
Bad as Me
AlbumOct 21, 2011

Bad as Me

Bad as Me is the 16th studio album by American singer …
Bad as Me is the 16th studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released on October 21, 2011 by ANTI- Records. The album is known to have been recorded as early as February 2011 and was officially announced for release on August 23, 2011 on Waits' official web site and various social media networks. On the same day, the title track, "Bad as Me," was released as the album's first single on iTunes.
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Twixt
MovieSep 4, 2011

Twixt

A struggling horror writer visiting a small town on a book tour …
A struggling horror writer visiting a small town on a book tour gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V.
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The Monster of Nix
MovieJun 10, 2011

The Monster of Nix

Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all …
Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all-devouring monster appears. Young Willy has to fight it. Alone.
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2010
The Book of Eli
MovieJan 11, 2010

The Book of Eli

In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque …
In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect a sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell (2001) and Dead Presidents (1995)). Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Ray Stevenson co-star in this Warner Brothers production.
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2009
Glitter and Doom Live
AlbumNov 23, 2009

Glitter and Doom Live

Glitter and Doom Live is a …
Glitter and Doom Live is a live album by Tom Waits, by the ANTI- label on November 23, 2009. The songs were recorded during the Glitter and Doom Tour of the USA and Europe in the summer of 2008.
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
MovieMay 22, 2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

A traveling theater company …
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
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2008
Live in Concert 1977
AlbumNov 21, 2008

Live in Concert 1977

Live in Concert 1977 released.
2006
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
AlbumNov 17, 2006

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers …
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards is a limited edition three CD set by Tom Waits, released by the ANTI- label on November 17, 2006 in Europe and on November 21, 2006 in the United States. The album is divided into three sections, with each disc being a separate collection in its own. It borrows from Tom Waits’s rock sound, with the first disc being blues and rock-based, the second centred on slow-tempo, melancholic ballads, and the third on more experimental compositions. Additionally, the record contains influences of other genres, including folk, gospel, jazz and roots music. Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards received universal acclaim from critics, who lauded its experimentation and composition, as well as Waits's vocals. It was listed as one of the highest-scoring albums of the year in Metacritic, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Furthermore, it was a fair commercial success, charting in the United States Billboard 200, as well as in Australia, Switzerland and Austria, reaching the top twenty in the latter.
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Wristcutters: A Love Story
MovieJan 24, 2006

Wristcutters: A Love Story

A film set in a strange …
A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.
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Nomination2006

Best Original Song

Nominated for "You Can Never Hold Back Spring".
David di Donatello
2005
Domino
MovieSep 25, 2005

Domino

A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of …
A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.
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Nomination2005

International Male Solo Artist

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist.
Brit Award
2004
Real Gone
AlbumOct 3, 2004

Real Gone

Real Gone is the 15th studio album by Tom Waits, released …
Real Gone is the 15th studio album by Tom Waits, released October 3, 2004 in Europe, and October 5 in United States on the ANTI- label. The album was supported by the Real Gone Tour, playing sold out locations in North America and Europe in October and November 2004.
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SongMay 11, 2004

Little Drop of Poison
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Nomination2004

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Metropolitan Glide".
Grammy Award
2003
Coffee and Cigarettes
MovieSep 5, 2003

Coffee and Cigarettes

A comic series of short …
A comic series of short vignettes built on one another to create a cumulative effect, as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the '20s, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide--all the while sitting around sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes. As director Jim Jarmusch delves into the normal pace of our world from an extraordinary angle, he shows just how absorbing the obsessions, joys and addictions of life can be, if truly observed.
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Nomination2003

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Nominated for "We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones".
Grammy Award
2002
Blood Money
AlbumMay 7, 2002

Blood Money

Blood Money is the 13th studio album by Tom Waits, …
Blood Money is the 13th studio album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on the ANTI- label. The album contains songs written for the musical Woyzeck, based on the play of the same name by Georg Büchner. The theatrical adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, with whom Waits had worked on two previous plays: The Black Rider and Alice, both of which resulted in soundtrack albums. The latter was released simultaneously in 2002 with Blood Money. The play premiered at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen in November 2000.
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Alice
AlbumMay 7, 2002

Alice

Alice is the 14th album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on …
Alice is the 14th album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on Epitaph Records (under the Anti sub-label). The album contains the majority of songs written for the play Alice. The adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, whom Waits had previously worked with on the play The Black Rider, and originally set up at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg in 1992. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.
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2001
The Dime Store Novels, Vol. 1
AlbumDec 18, 2001

The Dime Store Novels, Vol. 1

The Dime Store Novels, Vol. 1 released.
Used Songs 1973–1980
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AlbumOct 23, 2001

Used Songs 1973–1980

Used Songs 1973–1980 is a compilation of songs from …
Used Songs 1973–1980 is a compilation of songs from Tom Waits's Asylum Records years.
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2000
3 For 1 Box Set
AlbumNov 29, 2000

3 For 1 Box Set

3 For 1 Box Set released.
1999
Mystery Men
MovieJul 22, 1999

Mystery Men

In order to generate more endorsement revenue, …
In order to generate more endorsement revenue, Champion City's resident superhero Captain Amazing arranges for the release of supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, only to be captured by him. The city's fate rests in the hands of seven loser superhero wannabes: the spoon-flinging Blue Rajah, the shovel-wielding Shoveler, the possessed bowling ball-hurling Bowler, the flatulent Spleen, the only-when-nobody's-looking Invisible Boy, the mysterious Sphinx, and the perpetually-angry Mr. Furious.
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Mule Variations
AlbumApr 16, 1999

Mule Variations

Mule Variations is the twelfth studio album by American musician …
Mule Variations is the twelfth studio album by American musician Tom Waits, released on April 16, 1999, on the ANTI- label. It was Waits' first studio album since The Black Rider (1993). The album was backed by an extensive tour in Europe and North America during the summer and autumn of 1999, which was Waits' first proper tour since 1987. Other promotional stops included a solo performance on VH1 Storytellers.
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Best Contemporary Folk Album
Award1999

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Won award for "Mule Variations".
Grammy Award
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Nomination1999

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Nominated for "Mule Variations".
Grammy Award
Nomination1999

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Hold On".
Grammy Award
1998
Beautiful Maladies
AlbumJun 15, 1998

Beautiful Maladies

Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years is a Tom Waits …
Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years is a Tom Waits compilation album, consisting of previously released songs from his years recording with Island Records, most notably from the albums Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Big Time and Franks Wild Years. The tracks were selected by Tom Waits. The album was released in 1998, but represents Waits's output from 1983 to 1993.
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1996
The Daily Show
TV ShowJul 22, 1996

The Daily Show

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news …
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.
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1994
Outstanding Music
Nomination1994

Outstanding Music

Nominated for "The Black Rider".
Drama Desk Award
1993
Short Cuts
MovieSep 4, 1993

Short Cuts

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles …
The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.
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Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California
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MovieSep 1, 1993

Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in C…

This shortcut repeats the …
This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, because they don't seem to know each other very well and they don't have much to talk about, so the conversation wanders idly and hilariously as they sip their coffee and smoke cigarettes.
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Late Show with David Letterman
TV ShowAug 30, 1993

Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David …
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday to Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.
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Sullivan Waits
Child1993

Sullivan Waits

Sullivan Waits born.
Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
AlbumJan 1, 1993

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet released.
1992
Bram Stoker's Dracula
MovieNov 10, 1992

Bram Stoker's Dracula

The centuries old vampire …
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
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Bone Machine
AlbumAug 1, 1992

Bone Machine

Bone Machine is the tenth studio album by Tom Waits, …
Bone Machine is the tenth studio album by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on Island Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and features guest appearances by Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, Primus' Les Claypool, Praxis' Bryan Mantia, and The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards.
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SongAug 1, 1992

Goin' Out West
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
TV ShowMay 25, 1992

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay …
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992, to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014.
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Best Alternative Music Album
Nomination1992

Best Alternative Music Album

Nominated for "Bone Machine".
Grammy Award
Best Alternative Music Album
Award1992

Best Alternative Music Album

Won award for "Bone Machine".
Grammy Award
1991
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
MovieDec 6, 1991

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Martin and Hazel Quarrier …
Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians themselves. Hazel is terrified of the Indians while Martin is fascinated. Soon American pilot Lewis Moon joins the Indian tribe but is attracted by Leslie's young wife, Andy. Can the interaction of these characters and cultures, and the advancing bulldozers of civilization, avoid disaster?
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Queens Logic
MovieFeb 1, 1991

Queens Logic

In Queens, a group of friends prepares a bachelor party for …
In Queens, a group of friends prepares a bachelor party for their childhood friends Ray and Patricia; however Ray has cold feet and is insecure whether there will be wedding. During the party, there are discoveries for most of them. Al, who is married with Carla with two daughters, is a womanizer and meets the wealthy Grace that teaches him a lesson. The musician Dennis, who seems to be proud of living in Hollywood, confesses that he misses the Queens. The gay Eliot gets rid of Jeremy and stays with his friend Marty. Ray meets the gorgeous Asha and finds what he wants.
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Night on Earth
AlbumJan 1, 1991

Night on Earth

Night on Earth is an album by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on …
Night on Earth is an album by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on Island Records. It is the soundtrack to the 1991 Jim Jarmusch film of the same name.
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1989
The Simpsons
TV ShowDec 17, 1989

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by …
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.
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Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale
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MovieNov 5, 1989

Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale

On the run from a couple of …
On the run from a couple of hit-men, young Johnny Fortune escapes from a life in basement poolrooms to become a dancing bear with the strangest Punch and Judy man in the business.
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Cold Feet
MovieMay 19, 1989

Cold Feet

A psycho-killer with mommy issues, a charming crooked cowboy …
A psycho-killer with mommy issues, a charming crooked cowboy and their girl steal some jewels. The cowboy decides not to share and goes on the run with the loot. A crazy chase across the country between former partners in crime begins.
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Mystery Train
MovieMay 13, 1989

Mystery Train

Over the course of a single night in pale Memphis--the home of …
Over the course of a single night in pale Memphis--the home of Sam Phillips' legendary Sun Studio--a vivid triptych of romantic Rock n' Roll pilgrimage; sad nostalgia; emotional Americana, and forgotten, decrepit places unfolds. Pivoting around the low-rent and almost dilapidated Arcade Hotel, the strange stories of four visitors unwittingly intertwine, as the aloof couple of Japanese teenagers--Mitsuko, who yearns to visit Graceland, and Jun, a sad-faced die-hard fan of Carl Perkins--arrive in the Tennessee ghost town, in "Far from Yokohama". Likewise, the recently widowed Italian, Luisa, who's come to town from Rome to take her deceased husband's body back to Italy, winds up in the same hotel, sharing a room with the garrulous Dee-Dee, in "Ghost". Then, elsewhere in the city during the same endless night, the neighbourhood's barber, Charlie, reluctantly goes on a boozy binge with the unemployed British immigrant, Johnny, and, eventually, they both end up in the Arcade, in "Lost in Space". Of course, the mystical aura of an eternal, 1956-handsome Elvis Presley haunts everything in this unforgettable night in Memphis. Is the King truly gone?
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SongFeb 3, 1989

Tom Traubert's Blues
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1988
Big Time
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MovieSep 15, 1988

Big Time

Bringing his unique sense of humor to this bizarre and original …
Bringing his unique sense of humor to this bizarre and original piece of moviemaking, Tom Waits takes the audience through a musical journey with his jazzy, quirky, bluesy tunes presented as you would never, ever, ever expect.
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Candy Mountain
MovieFeb 20, 1988

Candy Mountain

A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar …
A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.
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Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night
TV ShowJan 3, 1988

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and W…

Roy Orbison and Friends: A …
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night is a 1988 Cinemax television special originally broadcast on January 3, 1988, starring triple Hall of Fame inductee (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame) rock/pop singer/songwriter Roy Orbison and backing band TCB Band with special guests including Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang and others. The special was filmed entirely in black and white. After the broadcast the concert was released on VHS and Laserdisc. A live album was released in 1989.
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1987
Ironweed
MovieDec 18, 1987

Ironweed

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and …
Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.
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Franks Wild Years
AlbumAug 17, 1987

Franks Wild Years

Franks Wild Years is the ninth studio album by Tom Waits, …
Franks Wild Years is the ninth studio album by Tom Waits, released 1987 on Island Records. Subtitled "Un Operachi Romantico in Two Acts", the album contains songs written by Waits and collaborators (mainly his wife, Kathleen Brennan) for a play of the same name. The shared title of the album and the play is an iteration of "Frank's Wild Years", a song from Waits' 1983 album Swordfishtrombones.
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1986
Down by Law
MovieMay 17, 1986

Down by Law

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, …
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
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1985
Rain Dogs
AlbumSep 30, 1985

Rain Dogs

Rain Dogs is the eighth studio album by American singer …
Rain Dogs is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released in September 1985 on Island Records. A loose concept album about "the urban dispossessed" of New York City, Rain Dogs is generally considered the middle album of a trilogy that includes Swordfishtrombones and Franks Wild Years.
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Casey Xavier Waits
Child1985

Casey Xavier Waits

Casey Xavier Waits born.
SongJan 1, 1985

Bride of Rain Dog (instrumental)
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1984
The Cotton Club
MovieDec 4, 1984

The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club was a famous Harlem nightclub. This is the …
The Cotton Club was a famous Harlem nightclub. This is the story of the people who visited this club as well as the people who ran it, and the film is generously peppered with the jazz music that made the Cotton Club so renowned in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Streetwise
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MovieOct 26, 1984

Streetwise

Gritty documentary that looks at the lives of teenagers living on …
Gritty documentary that looks at the lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.
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1983
Rumble Fish
MovieOct 7, 1983

Rumble Fish

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live …
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
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The Outsiders
MovieMar 25, 1983

The Outsiders

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich …
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
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Kellesimone Waits
Child1983

Kellesimone Waits

Kellesimone Waits born.
Swordfishtrombones
AlbumJan 1, 1983

Swordfishtrombones

Swordfishtrombones is the seventh studio album by American …
Swordfishtrombones is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released in September 1983. It was the first album that Waits produced himself. Stylistically different from his previous LPs, the album moves away from the piano and string orchestra arrangements of the late 1970s, replacing them instead with unusual instrumentation and a somewhat more abstract songwriting approach.
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1982
Late Night with David Letterman
TV ShowFeb 1, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David …
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman. It premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, and concluded on June 25, 1993. Letterman began hosting Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in August 1993. The series has since been reformatted as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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Best Original Song Score
Nomination1982

Best Original Song Score

Nominated for "One from the Heart".
Academy Award
1980
Heartattack and Vine
AlbumSep 1, 1980

Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine is a 1980 album by Tom Waits, his …
Heartattack and Vine is a 1980 album by Tom Waits, his seventh album since his debut Closing Time in 1973, and his final album to be released on the Asylum label. "On the Nickel" was recorded for the Ralph Waite film of the same name. "Heartattack and Vine" was covered by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. In 1993 this version was used without Waits' permission in a Levi's commercial, for which Waits took legal action and won a settlement. Jean-Luc Godard used "Ruby's Arms" in his 1983 film First Name: Carmen.
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Kathleen Brennan
MarriageAugust 1980

Kathleen Brennan

Kathleen Patricia Brennan (born March 2, 1955) is an …
Kathleen Patricia Brennan (born March 2, 1955) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer and artist.
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1978
Blue Valentine
AlbumOct 1, 1978

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is a 1978 album by Tom Waits, released by …
Blue Valentine is a 1978 album by Tom Waits, released by Asylum Records, his sixth album since his debut Closing Time in 1973. It was recorded over the course of six sessions from July to August 1978 with producer Bones Howe. Rickie Lee Jones is pictured with Waits on the back cover.
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Paradise Alley
MovieSep 22, 1978

Paradise Alley

Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's …
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
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1977
Foreign Affairs
AlbumSep 1, 1977

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs is a 1977 album by Tom Waits, released by …
Foreign Affairs is a 1977 album by Tom Waits, released by Electra, his fifth album since his debut Closing Time in 1973. It was produced by Bones Howe, and featured Bette Midler singing a duet with Waits on "I Never Talk to Strangers".
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Fernwood 2 Night
TV ShowJul 4, 1977

Fernwood 2 Night

Fernwood 2 Night (or Fernwood Tonight) is a comedic …
Fernwood 2 Night (or Fernwood Tonight) is a comedic television program that was broadcast weeknights from July 1977 to September 1977. It was created by Norman Lear and produced by Alan Thicke as a spin-off/summer replacement from Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. It was a parody talk show, hosted by Barth Gimble (Martin Mull) and sidekick/announcer Jerry Hubbard (Fred Willard), complete with a stage band, "Happy Kyne and the Mirthmakers" (featuring Frank De Vol as the dour "Happy" Kyne, and Tommy Tedesco as one of the guitarists). Barth was purportedly the twin brother of Garth Gimble from Mary Hartman.
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1976
Small Change
AlbumOct 1, 1976

Small Change

Small Change is a 1976 album by Tom Waits, released on …
Small Change is a 1976 album by Tom Waits, released on Asylum Records, his fourth since his debut Closing Time in 1973. It was recorded in July at the Wally Heider Recording Studio, in Hollywood.
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1975
Saturday Night Live
TV ShowOct 11, 1975

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live …
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.
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1974
The Heart of Saturday Night
AlbumOct 15, 1974

The Heart of Saturday Night

The Heart of Saturday Night …
The Heart of Saturday Night is the second studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, released in 1974 on Asylum Records. The title song was written as a tribute to Jack Kerouac.
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1973
Closing Time
AlbumMay 1, 1973

Closing Time

Closing Time is the debut album by American singer-songwriter …
Closing Time is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released in March 1973 on Asylum Records. Produced and arranged by former Lovin' Spoonful member Jerry Yester, Closing Time was the first of seven of Waits' major releases by Asylum.
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SongMay 1, 1973

Closing Time
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SongMay 1, 1973

I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You
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SongMay 1, 1973

Martha
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1971
The Old Grey Whistle Test
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TV ShowSep 21, 1971

The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Old Grey Whistle Test …
The Old Grey Whistle Test (usually abbreviated to Whistle Test or OGWT) was a British television music show. It was commissioned by David Attenborough and aired on BBC2 from 1971 to 1988. It took over the BBC2 late night slot from Disco 2, which ran between September 1970 and July 1971, while continuing to feature non-chart music. The show was devised by BBC producer Rowan Ayers. The original producer, involved in an executive capacity throughout the show's entire history, was Michael Appleton. According to presenter Bob Harris, the programme derived its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys – doormen in grey suits. Any song they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test.
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1949
Tom Waits
BirthDecember 1949

Tom Waits

Tom Waits was born.
1099
Tales For The Audience 2
AlbumOct 23, 1099

Tales For The Audience 2

Tales For The Audience 2 released.
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