Personalities | Lenny Kravitz | Nineties | Rock

(Multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer-songwriter, b. 1964)

Accused of being ‘retro’ when first emerging in 1989, Lenny Kravitz proved a trendsetter. Inspired by 1960s and 1970s icons like Led Zeppelin, The Who and Jimi Hendrix, Kravitz developed a similarly warm, guitar-led sound that became hugely popular. Mama Said (1991) and Are You Gonna Go My Way? (1993) are prime examples. As well as his own resonant material, Kravitz wrote for other artists, including the sultry ‘Justify My Love’ for Madonna. He uses a multi-racial/sexual backing band, like Sly and Prince.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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