Tom Waits Sitting on Vintage Car Trunk, Sonoma County, CA, 1999
© Jay Blakesberg

Tom Waits Sitting on Vintage Car Trunk, Sonoma County, CA, 1999

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By Jay Blakesberg
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Growing up, Tom Waits developed an intense admiration for Beat writers Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski. That, combined with a brief stint living in his car, as well as a period where he stayed at L.A.'s Tropicana Hotel, fueled his humorous free-verse compositions (some based on overheard snippets of conversation) that earned him a loyal cult following in the early '70s. 

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Tom Waits Sitting on Vintage Car Trunk, Sonoma County, CA, 1999
Tom Waits Sitting on Vintage Car Trunk, Sonoma County, CA, 1999