The Modern Lovers

City: 
Natick
Region: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1970–1974, 1976–1988

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The Modern Lovers were an American rock band led by Jonathan Richman in the 1970s and 1980s. The original band existed from 1970 to 1974 but their recordings were not released until 1976 or later. It featured Richman and bassist Ernie Brooks with drummer David Robinson (later of The Cars) and keyboardist Jerry Harrison (later of Talking Heads).