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Talking Heads Drummer Chris Frantz '70 Publishes Memoir

Shady Side Academy alumnus Chris Frantz '70, drummer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, recently published Remain in Love, a memoir about the beginnings of Talking Heads and life on tour.

A July 15 article in the Pittsburgh City Paper describes the book as "a love letter: To his parents, for allowing him to pursue his dreams, first of becoming an artist and then a musician. To his teachers, especially David Miller at Shady Side Academy, who 'opened my eyes to the idea that anyone can be an artist,' he writes. And most of all, to [his wife, Tina] Weymouth. " The article also notes that Frantz "seems to remember every class, teacher, and fellow student at Shady Side Academy."

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Frantz said, "You know, when I was thinking of doing this, I think a lot of people assumed I would use a ghost writer, but my choice was to do it myself because I had a very good Shady Side Academy education!"

On July 23, Frantz participated in a virtual conversation as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures "New & Noted" series.