In 1981, Greg Kihn earned his first bonafide hit with the Top 20 single, "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)," from the Rockihnroll album.
Greg Kihn began his career in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, working in the singer/songwriter mold...
...but switched to straightforward rock & roll
when he moved to San Francisco in 1974. The following year, he became one
of the first artists signed to Matthew
Kaufman's now-legendary Beserkley Records. Along with Jonathan
and the Rubinoos, Kihn helped to carve the label's sound — melodic pop with
a strong '60s pop sensibility — a refreshing alternative to the bloated
prog rock of the time. In 1976, after his debut on the compilation Beserkley
Chartbusters, he recorded his first album with his own band consisting
Dunbar (guitar), Steve
Wright (bass), and Larry
Lynch (drums). Through the '70s, he released an album each year and
built a strong cult following through constant touring, becoming
Beserkley's biggest seller. In 1981, he earned his first bonafide hit with
the Top 20 single, "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em),"
from the Rockihnroll album. — Chris Woodstra
80's Lyrics - The Breakup Song They Don't Write Them Like That Anymore Greg Kihn Band