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Adam Lyons Schlesinger (October 31, 1967 – April 1, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He won three Emmys, a Grammy, and the ASCAP Pop Music Award. He was nominated for an Oscar, Tony Award and Golden Globe for best original song in 1997.
His best known work was writing and co-producing the title song to That Thing You Do!. He composed "Master Of The Seas" for Ice Age: Continental Drift performed by Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage and others. He wrote and produced three songs for Music and Lyrics. He also wrote "Stacy's Mom".
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- "Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder, Hospitalized With Coronavirus". Variety. March 31, 2020. https://variety.com/2020/music/news/adam-schlesinger-coronavirus-coma-fountains-of-wayne-emmy-winner-1203549825/.
- Adam Schlesinger Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 52