Greg Kihn: Rocker turned Radio Host Greg Kihn began his career in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, working in the singer/songwriter mold, but switching to straightforward rock & roll when he moved to San Francisco in 1974. In 1976, after his debut on the compilation Beserkley Chartbusters, he recorded his first album with his own band, which consisted of Ronnie Dunbar (guitar), Steve Wright (bass), and Larry Lynch (drums). Through the ’70s, he released an album each year and built a strong cult following through constant touring, becoming Beserkley’s biggest seller.
In 1981, he earned his first bona fide hit with the Top 20 single, “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em),” from the “RocKihnRoll” album. He continued in a more commercial vein through the ’80s with a series of pun-titled albums: “Kihntinued” (1982), “Kihnspiracy” (1983), “Kihntageous” (1984), and “Citizen Kihn” (1985).
GK’s most recent project is the release of his latest book, “Carved in Rock,” a collection of short stories written by musicians such as Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Pete Townsend (The Who) and Joan Jett. Kihn is also the #1 rated morning drive time jock for Clear Channel’s KFOX station (San Jose/San Francisco).
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