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Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I had heard one or two of the tracks before but they had never grabbed me but as a whole it is really enjoyable. I can see why he did not go down well in The US at the time and that is a great shame. A native of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania , he showed early musical talent for playing the piano, and soon played organ in his local church.
After graduating from Upper Merion High School in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in , Jobriath took an interest in folk music, partly inspired by seeing Peter, Paul and Mary , in concert several times. As a trio they named themselves "The Last Three", and played several regional shows in the PA area before Marty and Grace soon departed for college.
While Jobriath briefly attended Temple University for one semester in the music program,  he soon dropped out before he was drafted into the U.
Army in the mids, and then soon went AWOL within months. After accompanying a friend to the audition for the musical Hair as a piano player, he impressed the producer and director with his singing and talents on the piano, and was soon cast by the director Tom O'Horgan into a leading role as 'Woof', an implicitly gay teenager.
Despite receiving positive reviews in his performances, he was fired from the production for "upstaging" the other actors. At this time he was traced by the MP and arrested, spending nearly six months in a military psychiatric hospital after suffering a breakdown.
Davis rejected the tape as "mad, unstructured and destructive to melody", but Brandt was quick to step in. Jobriath later remarked "that coming from a man who discovered both Patti Smith and Barry Manilow MENU: Categories. December 14, 20, Vinyl LPs Jobriath. He was an American actor, the first openly gay rock musician to be signed to a major record label, and one of the first internationally famous musicians to die of AIDS on August 4, Less than a decade after the spectacular commercial failure of his debut album, Jobriath died of AIDS in obscurity and alone at the Chelsea Hotel.
He played organ in his local church and it was during this time he was introduced to Eugene Ormandy as a child prodigy. While he was a high school student, he became further interested in classical music, and favored composers such as Sergei Prokofiev , and he wrote the first two movements of his first symphony by his senior year in high school, but for reasons unknown chose not to complete it. In , he took an interest in folk music and formed the trio, The Last Three.
Kramer described Jobriath in Mojo as "a romantic soul, really. Related Artists:. Why you should buy from us. We have a LOT of records in stock!
Become an EIL. Maybe I haven't listened to this enough yet and I'll delete this review in months to come. I hope so, because I dislike disliking. However, my impression is that I won't. I suspect you had to be there to 'get' Jobriath. See all reviews. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment.
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To my knowledge this record has never been reissued on LP. It is available on CD and digital as is the also worthwhile Creatures of the Street , which makes it easy to check out before plunking down the big bucks for second hand vinyl.The group Balcony released a semi-tribute track entitled Jobriath as a free MP3 anonymously on the internet in that was later included on their second album Before Needs. He is referenced using his legal name by the indie-folk band Okkervil River on the final song of their album The Stand Ins, entitled "Bruce Wayne Campbell.