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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[1] (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.[2]

Personal life

Cohn was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Beachwood High School in Beachwood, a Cleveland suburb. He then attended Oberlin College.

Cohn is married to ABC News journalist Elizabeth Vargas whom he met at the 1999 U.S. Open after being introduced by Andre Agassi.[3] 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.[4]




Year Album Chart Positions Certifications Label
1991 Marc Cohn 38 15 Platinum Gold Atlantic
1993 The Rainy Season 63 46
1998 Burning the Daze 114
2005 Live 04-05 Self-released
2006 The Very Best of Marc Cohn Atlantic/WEA
2007 Join the Parade Decca


Year Song Chart Positions Album
US US AC US Main Rock US Country CAN CAN AC
1991 "Walking in Memphis" 13 12 7 74 3 5 Marc Cohn
"Silver Thunderbird" 63 22 31 18
"True Companion" 80 24
"29 Ways"
1992 "Ghost Train"
1993 "Strangers in a Car"
"Walk Through the World" 28 26 20 The Rainy Season
"Paper Walls"
"The Rainy Season"
1995 "Turn on Your Radio" For the Love of Harry... - Tribute to Harry Nilsson
1998 "Already Home" Burning the Daze
"Healing Hands"
"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)


External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mariah Carey
Grammy Award for Best New Artist
Succeeded by
Arrested Development
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