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Tom Waits
Waits during an interview in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2007
Background information
Birth name Thomas Alan Waits
Born December 7, 1949 (1949-12-07) (age 70)
Pomona, California, United States
Genres Rock, experimental
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, composer
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 1972–present
Labels Asylum Records, Island Records, ANTI-
Website Official website

Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for his distinct voice, electric instrumentation, and occasionally surreal lyrics. His work often includes elements of the blues, jazz, and musical theatre.

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