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Tina Weymouth is a musician who co-founded the band ‘Talking Heads.’

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BirthdayNovember 22, 1950
NationalityAmerican
FamousMusicians, Guitarists, Bassists
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesChris Frantz (m. 1977)
SiblingsLani Weymouth, Laura Weymouth and Yann Weymouth
Known asMartina Michèle Tina Weymouth, Martina Michèle Weymouth
Childrens Egan Frantz, Robin Frantz
Birth PlaceCoronado, California
GenderFemale
FatherRalph Weymouth
MotherLaure Weymouth
Sun SignScorpio
Born inCoronado, California
Famous asMusician
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Who is Tina Weymouth?

Tina Weymouth is an American musician and guitarist who is famously known as a co-founder of ‘Talking Heads’, one of the most critically acclaimed rock bands of the 1980s. She, along with her husband Chris Frantz and friend David Byrne, formed the band and achieved huge popularity during the 1980s, setting a trend of a new-age rock culture. She and her husband later formed another band known as ‘Tom Tom Club,’ which was almost like a side project of their main band ‘Talking Heads,’ and created a lot of popular music together. In her own words, Tina is a “self-taught musician” and was inspired by some of the legends of the music industry including artistes and bands like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Peter Paul.

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Career

Tina, at the age of twelve, joined an amateur musical group named ‘The Potomac English Hand Bell Ringers’ which was directed by Nancy Tufts. After touring with the group several times, Tina developed a real interest in singing and started learning guitar all by her. When she enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design, she met two people who would change the course of her future life: Chris Frantz and David Byrne. The three formed the band ‘Talking Heads’ together and Tina became the bassist on Chris’s request. They moved to New York City and rented an apartment for rehearsals.

Tina became a very good bassist in a matter of months and Byrne started writing some of their soon-to-be iconic songs. In 1975, their band ‘Talking Heads’ debuted in ‘The Ramones’ at New York's storied CBGB nightclub, with two of Byrne’s famous songs ‘Psycho Killer’ and ‘Warning Sign’ as well as some other covers of old songs. Their debut was a hit and the band became popular quickly among the audiences.

The subsequent year, ‘Talking Heads’ added another band member, guitarist Jerry Harrison, in a bid to expand the band and become more versatile in the punk rock genre. Soon they were offered a contract by the punk rock label Sire Record, which they gladly signed. In 1977, the band released their first album ‘Talking Heads: 77’ which was a moderate success in commercial terms and later released two more albums ‘Fear of Music’ and ‘Remain in Light’ in 1979 and 1980 respectively.

After the release of ‘Remain in Light’, the band sort of went into a hiatus following which Tina and Frantz formed their new wave band ‘Tom Tom Club’ and kept themselves busy making hits like ‘Wordy Rappinghood’ and ‘Genius of Love’.

When David Byrne made it clear that he was not interested in making another album with ‘Talking Heads’, Tina became very upset with him and publicly criticized him for not being able to fulfill his commitments. The remaining band members did come together and released their album ‘No Talking, Just Head’ under the name ‘The Heads’ in 1996. Tina later became a judge in the second annual Independent Music Awards which supports independent artists' careers.

Personal Life

Tina Weymouth was born as Martina Michèle Weymouth in Coronado, California on November 22, 1950, to Laura Bouchage and retired US Navy Vice Admiral Ralph Weymouth. Tina was raised in a large family and grew up with her seven siblings. Two of her siblings, Laura and Lani, collaborate with her on musical projects and her brother Yann Weymouth is an architect who is popularly known as the designer of the Salvador Dalí Museum.

Tina Weymouth married Chris Frantz in 1977, the same year when ‘Talking Heads’ released their first album. The couple has two children named Robin and Egan. The family currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Tina Weymouth biography timelines

  • // 22nd Nov 1950
    Tina Weymouth was born as Martina Michèle Weymouth in Coronado, California on November 22, 1950, to Laura Bouchage and retired US Navy Vice Admiral Ralph Weymouth. Tina was raised in a large family and grew up with her seven siblings. Two of her siblings, Laura and Lani, collaborate with her on musical projects and her brother Yann Weymouth is an architect who is popularly known as the designer of the Salvador Dalí Museum.
  • // 1975
    Tina became a very good bassist in a matter of months and Byrne started writing some of their soon-to-be iconic songs. In 1975, their band ‘Talking Heads’ debuted in ‘The Ramones’ at New York's storied CBGB nightclub, with two of Byrne’s famous songs ‘Psycho Killer’ and ‘Warning Sign’ as well as some other covers of old songs. Their debut was a hit and the band became popular quickly among the audiences.
  • // 1977
    Tina Weymouth married Chris Frantz in 1977, the same year when ‘Talking Heads’ released their first album. The couple has two children named Robin and Egan. The family currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.
  • // 1996
    When David Byrne made it clear that he was not interested in making another album with ‘Talking Heads’, Tina became very upset with him and publicly criticized him for not being able to fulfill his commitments. The remaining band members did come together and released their album ‘No Talking, Just Head’ under the name ‘The Heads’ in 1996. Tina later became a judge in the second annual Independent Music Awards which supports independent artists' careers.

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Tina Weymouth's FAQ

  • What is Tina Weymouth birthday?

    Tina Weymouth was born at 1950-11-22

  • Where is Tina Weymouth's birth place?

    Tina Weymouth was born in Coronado, California

  • What is Tina Weymouth nationalities?

    Tina Weymouth's nationalities is American

  • Who is Tina Weymouth spouses?

    Tina Weymouth's spouses is Chris Frantz (m. 1977)

  • Who is Tina Weymouth siblings?

    Tina Weymouth's siblings is Lani Weymouth, Laura Weymouth and Yann Weymouth

  • Who is Tina Weymouth childrens?

    Tina Weymouth's childrens is Egan Frantz, Robin Frantz

  • Who is Tina Weymouth's father?

    Tina Weymouth's father is Ralph Weymouth

  • Who is Tina Weymouth's mother?

    Tina Weymouth's mother is Laure Weymouth

  • What is Tina Weymouth's sun sign?

    Tina Weymouth is Scorpio

  • How famous is Tina Weymouth?

    Tina Weymouth is famouse as Musician

  • What is Tina Weymouth's twitter?

    Tina Weymouth's twitter is https://twitter.com/tomtomclub/

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