Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega


7/11/1959, Santa Monica, California

Birth Name

Suzanne Nadine Vega



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Suzanne Vega was born July 11th 1959, two months prematurely, in Santa Monica, CA. Her parents got divorced shortly after her first birthday, and Suzanne later moved with her mother her second husband to Manhattan. Suzanne began playing the guitar at age 11, and was inspired by musicians…more


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    • Suzanne's first record contract was with A&M Records.

    • Suzanne's musical influences are Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen.

    • Suzanne didn't attend a rock concert until she was the age of 20.

    • Suzanne is the oldest of four children.

    • Soul Coughing, the New York alternative rock band's 1994 debut album Ruby Vroom was named after Suzanne's daughter Ruby Froom (born July 8, 1994), whom she had with ex-husband record producer Mitchell Froom.

    • Discography:

      1985-Suzanne Vega
      1987-Solitude Standing
      1990 Days of Open Hand
      1992-99.9F Degrees
      1996-Nine Objects of Desire
      1998-Tried & True: The Best of Suzanne Vega (import)
      2001-Songs in Red and Grey
      2003-Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega
      2007-Beauty & Crime

    • Suzanne wrote a book entitled The Passionate Eye: The Collected Writing Of Suzanne Vega, a collection of song lyrics, essays, poems, and short stories, which came out in the spring of 1999.

    • She auditioned for the role of Susan in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan.

    • She married Paul Mills on February 11, 2006.

    • Suzanne Vega married her first husband, the father of her daughter, on 17 March 1995, and they divorced in 1998.

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