EntertainmentDaniel Johnston, Legendary Austin Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 58
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Daniel Johnston, the legendary Austin-based singer/songwriter and visual artists who was the subject of the 2005 documentary "The Devil & Daniel Johnston," has died from a heart attack at the age of 58. Johnston's manager Dick Johnston confirmed the news of Johnston's death.
Johnston's lo-fi, quirky tunes were covered by the likes Tom Waits, Pearl Jam and Yo La Tengo. Kurt Cobain could be counted as a supporter, most notably when he was spotted wearing a t-shirt sporting Johnston's "Hi How Are You" album cover.
Born in Sacramento before moving to West Virginia and finally settling in Austin in the 1980s, Johnston first rose to prominence in Texas for his home-recorded albums, beginning with 1981's "Songs of Pain." He had 17 albums overall.
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In recent years, according to the Chronicle, his physical health deterioration, which included falling, hospitalization, and frequent adjustments to his medication, his sister Margy Johnston said.
His final tour took place in 2017, where he was supported by the likes of Jeff Tweedy & Friends, Built To Spill, the Preservation All-Stars, Ben Lee, the Districts and Modern Baseball.
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Daniel Johnston, icon of alternative rock, died at age 58
Daniel Johnston has built in almost 40 years a unique poetic universe, inhabited by childish utopias, the difficulty of communicating and lost love.
A cult object in the alternative rock world, American singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston died on Wednesday at the age of 58, his brother and manager Dick Johnston told AFP.
The enigmatic singer-songwriter and visual artist has been going back and forth to the hospital in recent months for kidney problems, Dick Johnston said, but his death was "unexpected." "Just yesterday, his morale was good (...) he looked and felt really good," he said.Manic Depressive Syndrome
The Beatles, the superhero of comics Captain America, Casper the ghost or King Kong were among the recurring heroes of his often artisanal compositions, between pop and country, brilliantly combining melodic power and drama.
Marked both by a puritanical education and "pop culture", Daniel Johnston fought for years against a manic-depressive syndrome, with a sharp and naive look at the world through small stories often tragic, but devoid of cynicism, which evoked a diary.Passionate about music and drawing since childhood
Born in 1961 in Sacramento (California), passionate from an early age by drawing, but also the piano, then the guitar, he recorded his own compositions as of adolescence cassettes that he exchanges with other musician friends.
After high school, he spends a lot of his time drawing, developing a style very close to comics, and composing.
From Never relaxed, to Phantom of my own opera through Like a monkey in a zoo, the handcrafted tapes of Songs of Pain, made in 1980 (and recently reissued as a CD), showcases a unique sense of melody and writing.Whooping Cough by Kurt Cobain, Sonic Youth, or Yo La Tengo
In 1983, the musician followed a traveling carnival for several months, before settling in Austin, Texas, where his tapes Hi, How are you? and Yip / Jump Music (whose songs Speeding Motorcycle and Casper, The friendly ghost) make it a local celebrity.
In 1985, his strange thin voice and unmistakable piano touch, with impromptu changes of tempo, are propelled to the forefront of the alternative scene as a result of a report from the MTV channel.
Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, The Pastels and Kurt Cobain will be among his many admirers. Twenty of them (Teenage Fan Club, Beck, Mercury Rev, Calvin Johnson ...) pay tribute in a double album covers in 2004.A final tour two years ago
After several stays In a psychiatric hospital at the end of the 80s, Daniel Johnston is welcomed by the independent label Shimmy Disc, which opens the doors of the international scene to him.
Daniel Johnston records with Jad Fair, singer and guitarist of Half-Japanese (It's Spooky), then two studio albums, 1990 and Artistic Vice (1992). His rating with the critics allowed him to sign in 1994 with the "major" Atlantic, which publishes the upsetting Fun.
After a long time again disturbed by his health problems, Johnston returns in 2001 with the album Rejected Unknown, then in 2003, with Fear Yourself.
Two years ago, the artist toured, which will have been his last.
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