Marc Craig Cohn (born July 5, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his song "Walking in Memphis" from his eponymous 1991 album Marc Cohn. He has issued three other studio albums to date: The Rainy Season (1993), Burning the Daze (1998), and Join The Parade (2007).
Cohn wrote the song "My Great Escape" for the 1995 Peter Horton film The Cure. However, the song, which was played during the opening sequence, was not released on the film's Dave Grusin soundtrack album.
In 1987, Cohn performed two songs ("One Rock and Roll Too Many" and "Pumping Iron") on the Phil Ramone-produced concept album of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express, Music and Songs from Starlight Express.
Cohn is married to ABC News journalist Elizabeth Vargas whom he met at the 1999 U.S. Open after being introduced by Andre Agassi. They have two sons: Zachary Raphael, who was born on January 31, 2003, and Samuel Wyatt, who was born on August 16, 2006. Cohn has two other children from a previous marriage, a son named Max and a daughter named Emily.
On August 7, 2005, Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking in Denver, Colorado, following a concert with Suzanne Vega. The bullet struck him in the temple but it did not penetrate his skull. Cohn was hospitalized and released the next day. His remaining concerts on the tour were cancelled.
- 1991 American Music Awards - Nominated for Favorite New Artist - Adult Contemporary
- 1991 Grammy Awards - Winner for Best New Artist
- 1991 Grammy Awards - Nominated for Pop Male Vocalist on "Walking in Memphis"
- 1994 - Inducted into Beachwood High School Gallery of Success
|1993||The Rainy Season||63||46|
|1998||Burning the Daze||114|
|2006||The Very Best of Marc Cohn||Atlantic/WEA|
|2007||Join the Parade||Decca|
|US||US AC||US Main Rock||US Country||CAN||CAN AC|
|1991||"Walking in Memphis"||13||12||7||74||3||5||Marc Cohn|
|1993||"Strangers in a Car"|
|"Walk Through the World"||28||26||20||The Rainy Season|
|"The Rainy Season"|
|1995||"Turn on Your Radio"||For the Love of Harry... - Tribute to Harry Nilsson|
|1998||"Already Home"||Burning the Daze|
|"Lost You in the Canyon"|
|2007||"Listening To Levon"||Join the Parade|
- "Marc Cohn Live: Limited Edition EP" (2005)
- "Rhino Hi-Five: Marc Cohn" (2005)
- "Join the Parade Live EP" (2008)
- ↑ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003624892 Marc Cohn Plots First Album In Nine Years, [Billboard]
- ↑ http://www.marccohn.org/cgi-bin/show.cgi?db=albums&uid=default&view_records=1&ID=*&nh=52&mh=1
- ↑ WEDDINGS: VOWS; Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn, The New York Times
- ↑ US singer Cohn shot by carjacker, BBC News
|Awards and achievements|
|Grammy Award for Best New Artist|
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