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Birth Name: Frank Black
Born: 04/06/1981
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Although he went under several stage names and band names, the music of Frank Black and the Pixies was always distinctive. The founder and chief songwriter of one of the most important bands in alternative music was born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV on April 6, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts. He started playing guitar at age 11, influenced by his stepfather's taste in religious music, as well as 1960s folk tunes. Thompson started writing songs in his last year of high school, including the eventual Pixies classic "Here Comes Your Man." Thompson then went to University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was roommates with future Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago. Santiago turned Thomp... Continue Bio >>

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