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Birth Name: Fred Cornog
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Years Active: 1989 to present
Genres: Alternative/Indie

East River Pipe is the stage name under which Fred Cornog (aka FM Cornog) records. Cornog was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in Summit, New Jersey. Cornog named his one-man band East River Pipe after observing a sewage pipe spewing out raw waste into the East River. After high school, Cornog worked a series of menial jobs before succumbing to alcoholism, depression, drug abuse and eventual homelessness, ending up in the Hoboken train station. During this time he met Astoria, Queens-resident Barbara Powers, and with Powers' support and label Hell Gate, Cornog released some home-recorded cassettes and 7” singles under the name East River Pipe. These initial 7” singles attracted th... Continue Bio >>

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