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So I just revisited one of my all time favorite films That Thing You Do!, you may recall the 1996 Tom Hanks vehicle that portrays the early 60's Pennsylvania youngsters that stumble into greatness with the saccharine laced title track to the film.

Anyways the film is brilliant and the soundtrack is even better, but after a little post film Googling I find out that Adam Schlesinger passed away last April (2020) due to complications from COVID, he was 52.

Now for those not hep Adam was a really prolific multi instrumentalist and founding member of THE Fountains of Wayne as well as on this topic a key song writer with Tom Hanks and he penned That Thing You Do.

I wanted to start a thread praising the film, the bad ass cast and the songs but now it has turned into a more of a somber celebration of a talented guy that we lost far to soon.

I was always a very big fan of FOW and now I am sad.

RIP Adam, keep doin' that thing you do...

 

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