Michael Been

Mike Been
Michael Kenneth Been (March 17, 1950 – August 19, 2010) was an American rock musician who achieved critical attention and rotation play on MTV in the 1980s with his band The Call.wikipedia
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The Call (band)

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Michael Kenneth Been (March 17, 1950 – August 19, 2010) was an American rock musician who achieved critical attention and rotation play on MTV in the 1980s with his band The Call.
The Call formed in Santa Cruz in 1980 by vocalist / guitarist Michael Been, drummer / percussionist Scott Musick, bassist Greg Freeman, and guitarist Tom Ferrier.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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He later released an album of his solo work and toured with his son's band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Been's son, Robert Levon Been, is the frontman for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Been used the pseudonym 'Robert Turner' on the first two records, in an attempt not to be linked to his father (Michael Been of The Call).

With Footnotes

Been also played bass on the first two albums by 2nd Chapter of Acts, their 1974 album With Footnotes and their 1975 album In the Volume of the Book, as well as Barry McGuire's 1974 release, Lighten Up.

Oklahoma History Center

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His song "Oklahoma" was one of the top ten choices for Oklahoma's official state rock song and a line from the song provided the name for Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock & Roll Exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center.
Rock & Roll Exhibit - In 2009, the Oklahoma History Center hosted "Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock & Roll Exhibit", a title that comes from the lyrics of a song by Oklahoma-born musician Michael Been.

Moby Grape

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He also played with former Moby Grape members Jerry Miller and Bob Mosley in the band Fine Wine, and with Miller in the Original Haze.
Following the end of the shows in 1975, Miller, Mosley, and Craviotto were joined by Michael Been (later of The Call), under the name Fine Wine, and recorded an LP under the same name on Polydor Records in Germany in 1976.

Aorta (band)

Aorta
After graduation, he moved to Chicago, where he was a member of the band Aorta at the time of their second album Aorta 2, in 1970.
However, they then decided to reform Aorta, with the Donlinger brothers and Nyeholt adding Michael Been on bass, guitar and vocals.

Robert Levon Been

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Been's son, Robert Levon Been, is the frontman for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
He is the son of Michael Been of The Call, and appeared as bassist on his father's 1994 solo album, On the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough.

Light Sleeper

Been participated in composing and performing the music to Paul Schrader's 1992 film Light Sleeper.
Schrader had originally intended to use songs from Bob Dylan's album Empire Burlesque but they could not agree on which songs to use and Schrader decided to use songs by Michael Been instead.

The Last Temptation of Christ (film)

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He played the apostle John in Martin Scorsese's 1988 feature film The Last Temptation of Christ and had some film credits.

MTV

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Michael Kenneth Been (March 17, 1950 – August 19, 2010) was an American rock musician who achieved critical attention and rotation play on MTV in the 1980s with his band The Call.

Al Gore

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His song "Let the Day Begin" was the official campaign song of Al Gore's 2000 U.S. presidential campaign.

2000 United States presidential election

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His song "Let the Day Begin" was the official campaign song of Al Gore's 2000 U.S. presidential campaign.

Oklahoma

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His song "Oklahoma" was one of the top ten choices for Oklahoma's official state rock song and a line from the song provided the name for Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock & Roll Exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center.

Oklahoma City

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Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Been later lived in Park Forest, south of Chicago, where he attended high school and formed his first band, The Chessman.

Chicago

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After graduation, he moved to Chicago, where he was a member of the band Aorta at the time of their second album Aorta 2, in 1970.

Psychedelic rock

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He then joined Lovecraft, the successor band to the psychedelic rock group H.P. Lovecraft.

H. P. Lovecraft (band)

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He then joined Lovecraft, the successor band to the psychedelic rock group H.P. Lovecraft.

Jerry Miller

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He also played with former Moby Grape members Jerry Miller and Bob Mosley in the band Fine Wine, and with Miller in the Original Haze.

Bob Mosley

He also played with former Moby Grape members Jerry Miller and Bob Mosley in the band Fine Wine, and with Miller in the Original Haze.

2nd Chapter of Acts

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Been also played bass on the first two albums by 2nd Chapter of Acts, their 1974 album With Footnotes and their 1975 album In the Volume of the Book, as well as Barry McGuire's 1974 release, Lighten Up.

In the Volume of the Book

Been also played bass on the first two albums by 2nd Chapter of Acts, their 1974 album With Footnotes and their 1975 album In the Volume of the Book, as well as Barry McGuire's 1974 release, Lighten Up.

Barry McGuire

This Precious Time
Been also played bass on the first two albums by 2nd Chapter of Acts, their 1974 album With Footnotes and their 1975 album In the Volume of the Book, as well as Barry McGuire's 1974 release, Lighten Up.

Phil Seymour

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Known as Motion Pictures at the time, they were first discovered by Tulsa's Phil Seymour.

Mercury Records

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By the dawning of the 1980s, the band had become The Call, and they released a self-titled album in 1982 with Mercury Records.

Peter Gabriel

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The band's 1983 album Modern Romans led to a world tour opening for Peter Gabriel and featured the song "The Walls Came Down" which achieved heavy rotation on MTV.