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Chris Frantz : biography

08 May 1951 -

Chris Frantz (born Charlton Christopher Frantz, May 8, 1951) is an American musician and record producer. He was the drummer for both Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club.

Personal life

Frantz lived in Maysville, Kentucky before going to boarding school.

Frantz has two sons with Weymouth, named Egan and Robin. Chris and Tina Frantz currently reside in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Frantz' brother Roddy Frantz is the lead singer for The Urban Verbs.

Career

Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and David Byrne met in the early 1970s at the Rhode Island School of Design. They formed a band called the Artistics, which evolved over time into Talking Heads. Frantz also convinced his girlfriend Tina Weymouth to join the band as bass guitarist. They were married in 1977.

No Talking, Just Head

He and Weymouth produced the Happy Mondays' 1992 album, Yes Please! and the Scottish group Angelfish's self-titled album. Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth recently contributed backing vocals and percussion for Damon Albarn's alternative rock virtual band, Gorillaz.

He is ranked number 12 in Stylus Magazine's list of the 50 greatest rock drummers.

He currently has a radio program on 89.5 WPKN out of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Living octopus

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