Liz Phair

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Birth Name: Liz Phair
Born: 04/17/1967
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Born April 17, 1965 in New Haven, CT, Elizabeth Clark Phair was the adopted daughter of upper-middle-class parents who raised her in Winnetka, IL . Her father was an AIDS researcher and head of infectious diseases at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and her mother a docent at the Art Institute of Chicago. While studying art history at Oberlin College, she met Chris Brokaw, guitarist for the bands Come and Codeine, who sparked her interest in alternative rock. After a brief attempt at an art career in San Francisco, CA, Phair returned to Illinois, where she began writing songs and recording homemade tapes under the moniker Girly-Sound. Her music soon gained her entry into the Chicago independen... Continue Bio >>

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