There are many variables that determine what makes an artist or band “essential” — longevity, impact, influence, history, discography — and WFUV takes a deeper look with FUV Essentials. On-air and online, we celebrate musicians who have shaped our cultural soundtrack. Let’s love these artists while they’re here, and honor those who have departed too soon.
For his uncanny way with words, rambunctious wit, roller coaster rock 'n' roll intensity, complicated legacy, and the transformative way he finally taught all of us about the ephemeral magic of life, Warren Zevon is an FUV Essentials artist.
Radiohead will be part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 and the band's dedicated fan Caroline Rose, who picked her "Five Essential Radiohead Songs" earlier this year, topped FUV's 2018 Listener Poll as the "Artist Discovery of the Year."