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Tom Waits

Singer/Songwriter, Actor (born 7-Dec-1949)


Barney Hoskyns. Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits. Faber and Faber. 2009. 640pp.

Patrick Humphries. Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits. St. Martin's Press. 1990. 144pp.

Patrick Humphries. The Many Lives of Tom Waits. Omnibus Press. 2007. 354pp.

Jay S. Jacobs. Wild Years: The Music and Myth of Tom Waits. ECW Press. 2000. 276pp.

Mac Montandon (editor). Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader. Publishers Group West. 2005. 394pp.

Tom Waits. The Early Years: The Lyrics of Tom Waits (1971-1982). HarperCollins. 2007. 177pp.


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  2. Twitter: @tomwaits


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1462)

  7. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.558)

  8. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.722-24)

  9. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.1093)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.502)

  11. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.59)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.332)

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