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Wesley Willis

Biography

Cult icon and singer-songwriter who produced eclectic, outsider music. He was known for his obscene, frequently funny lyrics. He was institutionalized for just two a few months after hearing what he thought to be demons talking with him. He was identified as having persistent schizophrenia in 1989. He was survived by his parents, Walter and Annie Ellington Willis. He was a visitor on The Howard Stern Present and played music about the air show host.

Quick Facts


Full Name Wesley Willis
Date Of Birth May 31, 1963
Died August 21, 2003, Skokie, Illinois, United States
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Profession Punk Singer
Nationality American
Movies I Survived BTK, The Daddy of Rock 'n' Roll
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 Recorded over fifty albums.
2 Liked to greet people with a head butt.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Off the Air TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Wesley Willis's Joyrides 2008 Documentary performer: "Outburst", "The Vultures Ate My Dead Ass Up", "I'm Running My Inkpen", "Carla Winterbottom", "Randy Rich", "Wesley Willis Just a Yappin' and a Yakkin'", "Rock and Roll McDonald's", "Beat My Ass", "Chronic Schizophrenia", "I'm Going To Kill You", "Harmony Joy Bus Ride", "Gingerbread Knocked Me Out", "Osama Bin Laden", "Stay Out of the Ghetto", "Wesley Willis", "I Whipped Batman's Ass", "Winnie Pooh", "American Trans Air", "I Hate Being Broke", "Rock It To Moscow, Russia" /
Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English 2005 Documentary "Rock and Roll McDonald's"
Derailroaded 2005 Documentary performer: "Suck That Donkey's Smelly Ass" / writer: "Suck That Donkey's Smelly Ass"
Super Size Me 2004 Documentary performer: "Rock and Roll McDonald's" / writer: "Rock and Roll McDonald's"
Wesley Willis 2003 Video documentary lyrics: "Yappin' and a Yackin'", "Running My Inkpen" / performer: "I'm the Daddy of Rock and Roll" - uncredited / writer: "I'm the Daddy of Rock and Roll" - uncredited
Golden Lemons 2003 Documentary performer: "Osama Bin Laden", "Goldenen Zitronen"
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV 2000 writer: "Taste a Doberman's Ass", "Rock 'N' Roll McDonald's"
The Trigger Effect 1996 writer: "Blood, Guts & Firetrucks"
Tromeo and Juliet 1996 writer: "Drink That Whiskey"
Crazy Like a Road Lizard: The Wesley Willis Fiasco 1995 Documentary short performer: "L7", "Idiot Joe", "Chistopher Slick Danson" / writer: "L7", "Idiot Joe", "Chistopher Slick Danson"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Diplo presents: @ Large - Creators at Work 2015 TV Series documentary composer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legion of Doom 2017 acknowledgment to the works of post-production
Wesley Willis 2003 Video documentary gratitude: for being such a rock star

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wesley Willis 2003 Video documentary Himself
Golden Lemons 2003 Documentary Himself
Out of the Loop 1997 Documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1996 TV Series Himself
Crazy Like a Road Lizard: The Wesley Willis Fiasco 1995 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The People vs. George Lucas 2010 Documentary Himself - Artist & Musician
Wesley Willis's Joyrides 2008 Documentary Himself
Derailroaded 2005 Documentary Himself

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#Quote
1 God gave me this rock music career to keep me busy. Back in 1991, I used to hit old people with folding chairs. Suddenly, I moved to the north side of Chicago, Illinois in 1992. It made a rock star out of me at last. I'm the daddy of rock'n'roll!

#Trademark
1 Almost always ended his songs with the catchphrase "Rock over London, rock on Chicago."


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