Peter Joseph 'Pete' Yorn (born July 27, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist who first gained international recognition after his debut record, Musicforthemorningafter, was released to critical acclaim in 2001. Yorn was born in Montville, New Jersey, the son of Joan, a former school teacher and real estate agent, and Lawrence K. Yorn, a retired dentist. His brother Rick is a major talent manager in Hollywood, while his brother Kevin is an entertainment lawyer who represents stars such as Scarlett Johansson. Yorn was raised Jewish. He grew up in Montville, New Jersey, where he attended Montville Township High School. Yorn was encouraged enough to maintain a focus on music while attending Syracuse University (class of 1996) where he was a major in the department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. After graduating, Yorn moved to Los Angeles, where he began to attract a following with his performances at Cafe Largo.
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