Tom Lehrer (b. 1928 in New York City) is an American satirist, musician, and mathematician. He is best known for recording several satirical albums in the 1950s, and despite having retired from public performing in the mid-1960s, still has a loyal following today. His songs have been performed on television shows That Was the Week That Was and The Electric Company, been made into a musical review, and are among the most requested songs on the Dr. Demento Show. Mr. Lehrer has taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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The famous song set to a Flash animation.
All Music Guide: Tom Lehrer
Biography, discography, and reviews.
Internet Archive: Tom Lehrer
Video of a 1997 performance of five mathematics-related songs.
List of songs with full text.
Profile, lyrics, discussion, writings, a FAQ, and links.
Includes a discography, biography, lyrics, and historical tour dates.
Tom Lehrer Music Community
LiveJournal community for discussions and links to video, audio, and pictures.
Wikipedia: Tom Lehrer
Encyclopedia entry provides biographical information and links.
Stop Clapping, This Is Serious
Article from the Sydney Morning Herald examines his views on the current state of politics, comedy, and satire. (March 01, 2003)
That Was the Wit That Was
SF Weekly article covers his life and career. (April 19, 2000)
A Conversation with Tom Lehrer
Paul D. Lehrman interviews Lehrer about his recording career. (September 07, 1997)
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