Lenny Kravitz was born in Hungary in 1961. A childhood friend of Robert Plant, he was a talented pianist. He studied music theory, composition, and composition with Herb Ellis. After graduating in 1970, Kraviz went to work for Moog Records, where he worked with such artists as Slumdog Millionaire’s vocalist, Slick bass player, J.J. Johnson, Aretha Franklin, and the Temptations’ front woman, Debra Wilson. Eventually, Kraviz went to work with Paul Simon on some of his greatest songs, including “Cocaine” and “Simon & Garfunkel.” Kraviz went on to score videos for numerous artists including The Who, King Curtis, Mary J. Blige, Smokey Robinson, and The Beach Boys.
Alongside Richard Mulchrone, Lenny Kravitz served as a member of The Doobie Brothers. However, when Mulchrone left the band in 1980, Kraviz felt that it was his time to leave. He signed a contract with German rock band Mottley Crue and formed his own band called Gon Na Go. Kraviz’s unique voice and guitar techniques earned him a deal with Merge Records, which gave him the opportunity to record an album entitled Help! Out Now, which was a massive success and put him in the limelight with other up-and-coming musicians.
Lenny Kravitz Measurements
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Hips Size||32 Inches|
|Height||5′ 7″ (1.70 m)|
|Weight||160 lbs (72.6 kg)|
Though he never reached the fame garnered by players like Cream, Aerosmith, or Rod Stewart, Lenny Kravitz did help launch a career in the music industry. With his help, The Rolling Stone became a popular magazine, which ran for 14 years, covering many topics from fashion to politics. Kraviz continued to tour throughout the United States and Europe, playing both acoustic and electric guitar.
When the magazine was released, many people mistakenly thought it was a book, instead of a band, and so the band broke up. However, they reunited in the early ’90s, touring with their original lineup. After their reunion, Kraviz decided to launch an international career, signing deals with several different labels, including BGC, Sony, and Live Nation. Although Lenny Kravitz isn’t the most well known member of The Rolling Stone, his contribution to the band cannot be overlooked.
As a member of The Doobie Brothers, Kraviz went on to record an album entitled Just Friends. Though it featured contributions from numerous other musicians, it was his song, Just Friends, that became the theme for the film Finding Nemo, as well as an animated series. As a result of his work, Kraviz has become one of the most recognizable names in the music industry, and his contributions to the musical genre cannot be overlooked.
Lenny Kravitz continues to tour today, providing music to numerous other artists as well as acting in a movie about his life. His name remains synonymous with great music, as well as with humor. Though he has had his ups and downs throughout his career, he is still well-known and respected within the rock music industry. Following his success, he has continued to produce music, both as a member of The Doobie Brothers and with numerous other groups. His contribution to The Rolling Stone, as well as his own solo career, will continue to live on as long as the iconic song lives on.