Emmy Award Winner and Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder Adam Schlesinger Dead at 52 After Coronavirus Battle



“It’s a happy problem to have, really,” he added. “Before ‘That Thing You Do,’ I hadn’t written anything that anybody knew. Then I had one thing that people knew, and then a few years on I had a couple other songs that people knew. When you’re just starting out and you want to be a songwriter, you want to be able to mention something that people have heard of.”

Fountains of Wayne is perhaps best known for the 2003 song “Stacy’s Mom.”

“One of my best friends, when we were maybe 11 or 12, came to me and announced that he thought my grandmother was hot,” Schlesinger told MTV at the time. “And I said, ‘Hey, you’re stepping over the line,’ but at that point in life, I wouldn’t put it past anyone.”

In 2008, Schlesinger won a Grammy Award for his work on A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! with Stephen Colbert.

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