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Steve Wynn

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Blessed and raised in LA, Steve Wynn, seeing that founder from the Wish Syndicate, almost single-handedly tuned the ears of college-age rock and roll fans in the first ’80s to both prior years of guitar-drenched rock and roll that inspired him among the founding fathers from the Paisley Underground motion. After graduating from the School of California at Davis and carrying out a stint along with his essential new wave music group of that period, Suspects, Wynn had taken a cross-country trip searching for Alex Chilton, one of is own religious musical mentors along with a secret shape since his times with power pop legends Big Celebrity. Interestingly, by enough time Wynn discovered him and came back to California, the underground rock and roll picture was in the center of a full-on acoustic guitar rock and roll revival, thanks partly to fellow Chilton devotees R.E.M. as well as the Substitutes; Wynn got it as his cue to embrace the feedback-flooded noises from the Velvet Underground. Borrowing his name through the VU’s history, he known as his new music group the Fantasy Syndicate, after an early on experimental group offering John Cale. Heralded mainly because leaders from the Paisley Underground (the neo-’60s Southern California picture that included the Bangles, Green on Crimson, as well as the Rainfall Parade), the Fantasy Syndicate were the most outdoors band within the number, challenging viewers to responses fests and unlimited jams. After four albums on four brands and a modification in musical path (much less Lou Reed, even more Neil Adolescent), the Syndicate known as it quits and Wynn embarked on a single profession. For Kerosene Guy (1990) and Dazzling Screen (1991), he relied on his stable songwriting, exclusive vocal style, along with a bunch of close friends (including Peter Buck of R.E.M.) for the recordings. Fluorescent (Mute, 1994) was a subdued, semi-folk record, but his part task Gutterball (including Bryan Harvey and Johnny Hott of Home of Freaks and Bob Rupe from the Silos) was a loose and drunken rock and roll & move ramble. The single work continued arriving: Melting at night (1996), Sweetness & Light (1997), My Midnight (1999), and Momento (2000), the second option a cooperation with Australian Blonde, a Spanish substitute rock-band led by Wynn’s friend Paco Loco. But Wynn was eventually destined to lead a band once again, and along with his combo the Wonder 3 he released the double-disc arranged Here Arrive the Wonders (2001), Static Transmitting (2003), as well as the post-millennium panic-inspired …Tick…Tick…Tick (2005). Exactly the same calendar year as …Tick…Tick…Tick, Wynn summed up his post-Dream Syndicate profession to date using the accurately titled 17-monitor compilation What I DID SO After My Music group Broke Up, including a bonus disk of Wynn executing a few of his songs on piano. In 2007, Wynn and Paco Loco documented a second record together for the Spanish label beneath the name Smack Dab. A voyage to Slovenia to collaborate with Chris Eckman from the Walkabouts led to the 2008 record Crossing Dragon Bridge; exactly the same calendar year, Wynn released another aspect group, the Football Project, where Wynn teamed up with Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey (from the Young Fresh Fellows), and Linda Pitmon (in the Magic 3) to create and sing music about his favorite video game on the record Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails. Wynn as well as the Magic 3 returned this year 2010 using the record Northern Aggression, as the Football Project returned for another inning with 2011’s Vol. 2: Great and Inside; that same calendar year, Wynn’s documented guest areas included ALLOW IT Beard by Boston Spaceships as well as the Journey Is Longer with the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Periods Task. In 2013, Wynn paid homage to 1 of his essential affects with Wynn Has Dylan, a limited-edition live record from a present with Wynn executing a couple of Bob Dylan music, and in 2014, Wynn as well as the Football Task teamed up once again (this time around with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills signing up for the lineup) for an recording simply known as 3rd. Wynn’s two albums with Paco Loco also received a belated American launch in 2014 for the collection Sketches in Spain.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Wynn
Net Worth 2.9 billion USD
Profession Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Education Manlius Pebble Hill School, University of Pennsylvania
Nationality American, Monacan
Spouse Andrea Hissom, Elaine Wynn, Elaine Wynn
Children Kevyn Wynn, Gillian Wynn Early
Parents Michael Weinberg, Zelma Wynn
Siblings Kenneth Wynn
Music Groups The Dream Syndicate, The Baseball Project, Gutterball
Music Songs Nothing but the Shell, Tears Won’t Help, The Way You Punish Me, Conspiracy of the Heart, How’s My Little Girl, Kerosene Man, Smash Myself to Bits, My Midnight, Bring the Magic, Crawling Misanthropic Blues, Punching Holes in the Sky, Death Valley Rain, For All I Care, Here Come the Miracles, Wait Until You Get to Know Me, There Will Come a Day, Manhattan Fault Line, The Side I'll Never Show, Ambassador of Soul, Benedikt's Blues, All the Squares Go Home, Amphetamine, From Death to Texas, Under the Weather, We’ve Been Hanging Out, That’s What You Always Say, If Music Could Talk, Colored Lights, Carry a Torch, Something to Remember Me By, On the Mend, 500 Girl Mornings
Albums Crossing Dragon Bridge, Static Transmission, Kerosene Man, Northern Aggression, Dazzling Display, Fluorescent, Live in Bremen, Up There: Home Recordings 2000 to 2008, The Emusic Singles Collection, Live at Big Mama, Sketches in Spain, Benedikt's Blues, The Days of Wine and Roses, Medicine Show, Live at the Ancienne Belgique, What I Did After My Band Broke Up, Take Your Flunky and Dangle, Steve Sings Bob
Nominations James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant


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#Fact
1 Longtime personal friend of Frank Sinatra.
2 Married Andrea Hissom at the Wynn Las Vegas Chapel on April 30, 2011. Clint Eastwood served as best man.
3 Father, with ex-wife Elaine Wynn, of two adult daughters, Kevyn Wynn, and Gillian Wynn, who also work for Mirage Resorts Inc.
4 In 1971, when he was 29 years old, Wynn was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable, inherited disease that causes its victims to gradually go blind. He founded, in his father's memory, the Michael M. Wynn Center for Inherited Retinal Diseases at the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.
5 Born in New Haven, Stephen Wynn grew up in Utica, New York. His father, Michael Weinberg, changed the family name to Wynn.
6 Wynn's yearly salary was said to be more than $30 million in 1998, among the largest in the U.S.
7 Chairman and CEO of Mirage Resorts Inc., executive of three of the largest and most successful hotel-casinos in the world - Las Vegas's Mirage, Treasure Island, and Bellagio.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 Steve Wynn

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fleshing Out the 'Hollow Man' 2000 Video documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cher... at the Mirage 1990 TV Movie documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 special thanks
The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005 TV Movie documentary acknowledgment: stills and graphics - as Stephen A. Wynn
Ocean's Eleven 2001 thanks
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 special thanks
Vegas Vacation 1997 special thanks
Bogus 1996 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stossel 2015 TV Series Himself - Wynn Resorts Chairman & CEO
Charlie Rose 2005-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Men Who Built America 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Resort & Casino Developer
Squawk Box 2012 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Casino Owner (segment "Steve Wynn")
Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story 2008 Documentary Himself
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny 2004 Documentary Himself
The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and the Colonel 2002 Video documentary Himself
The Real Las Vegas 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Brothers 1987 TV Series Himself
CBS Early Morning News 1984 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself - Wynn International
60 Minutes 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Casino Owner (segment "Steve Wynn")

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#Quote
1 [on remarrying his wife:] "The divorce just didn't work out."
2 I am a self-made brat. I'm like everybody else: I want to get away with it if I can. ... I'm harsh because I'm frightened that in my isolation as a chairman who doesn't see everything ... that basically I don't really know what's going on. [Time, 3 May 1993]


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