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Thurston Moore

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Thurston Moore

Thurston Joseph Moore is an American musician, probably best known as a singer and guitarist for Sonic Youth.

He was born July 25, 1958 in Coral Gables, Florida, and raised Bethel, Connecticut. Although he enrolled at Western Connecticut State University, he opted to move to New York City instead. There he learned to play guitar from Glenn Branca and soon co-founded Sonic Youth, serving as a guitarist and vocalist. In 1984, he married Sonic Youth bassist, guitarist and vocalist Kim Gordon, with whom he has a daughter, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore. He is known for playing Fender Jazzmaster guitars. He even customised several of his Jazzmasters, comically naming them "Jazzblasters".

In addition to his work with Sonic Youth, Moore has also released albums as a solo artist, including 1995's Psychic Hearts. He has collaborated with scores of artists, including DJ Spooky, William Hooker, Christian Marclay, R.E.M. and Cock E.S.P. Moore also reviews new music in Arthur Magazine.

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