The Modern Lovers

Profile:
Boston-based band (1970–1974) formed by Jonathan Richman, recorded two studio albums (actually demos) which remained unreleased until 1976 and 1981.

For the reunited band with different line-up that existed from 1976 to 1988, see Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers.

After graduating from high school in 1969, Jonathan Richman relocated to New York City. Totally infatuated with the sound of the Velvet Underground, Richman made his entrée to New York with a couple of weeks sleeping on Velvets manager Steve Sesnick's sofa, and afterward moved into the rodent-infested Hotel Albert. After nine months in New York, Richman decided he'd had enough. Back home, Richman swiftly organized a band with childhood friend John Felice (guitar), David Robinson (drums, later of The Cars), and Rolfe Anderson (bass). The Modern Lovers played their first date in September 1970, barely a month after Richman's return.
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Albums

BSERC 1 The Modern Lovers — The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers (Album) Home Of The Hits BSERC 1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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SCALP 0002 The Original Modern Lovers — The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers The Original Modern Lovers (Album) Mohawk Records (3) SCALP 0002 US 1981 Sell This Version
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422439 Live At The Longbranch Saloon — The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers Live At The Longbranch Saloon (Album, Comp) Fan Club 422439 France 1992 Sell This Version
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901189 96 Tears — The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers 96 Tears(LP, Album) Vinyl Lovers 901189 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

11 632 AT Jonathan Richman / The Modern Lovers Jonathan Richman / The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner Once (Single) Beserkley 11 632 AT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
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PA-205 Road Runner / Pablo Picasso — The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers Road Runner / Pablo Picasso(7", Single, Promo) Beserkley PA-205 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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BZZ 14001 Roadrunner / Egyptian Reggae — The Modern Lovers Jonathan Richman / Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Jonathan Richman / Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner / Egyptian Reggae(7", Single) Beserkley BZZ 14001 Italy 1978 Sell This Version