Michael Been

Photo added by John "J-Cat" Griffith

Michael Been

  • Birth 17 Mar 1950 Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 2010 Belgium
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 57366197

Musician. He was a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and a founding member of the rock band "The Call". The group formed in Santa Cruz, California, with Been as it's leader and was signed to Mercury Records releasing their self-titled debut album "The Call" in 1982. They went on to produce a total of 10 albums with hits to include "The Walls Came Down", "Everywhere I Go", "I Still Believe" and "Let the Day Begin", which was used by Senator Al Gore as his presidential campaign song in 2000. Been also appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988) as the Apostle John and wrote the soundtrack for Paul Schrader's "Light Sleeper" (1992). In 1993, he signed as a solo artist to Qunicy Jones' Qwest Records and released his debut album, "On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (1994). He died of a heart attack while working as sound engineer at the Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, Belgium.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 20 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57366197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Been (17 Mar 1950–19 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57366197, ; Maintained by John "J-Cat" Griffith (contributor 46568383) Unknown.