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About Counting Crows


Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1991, the band consists of Jim Bogios , David Bryson , Adam Duritz , Charlie Gillingham , David Immerglück , Millard Powers , and Dan Vickrey .


Counting Crows gained popularity following the release of its debut album, August and Everything After . Featuring the breakthrough hit single "Mr. Jones" , the album sold more than seven million copies in the United States. The band received two Grammy Awards nominations in 1994, one for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and one for Best New Artist. Other hit singles include "Rain King", "A Long December", "Hanginaround", and a cover version of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi". Counting Crows received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for the single "Accidentally in Love", which was included in the film Shrek 2. The band has sold more than 20 million albums and is known for its dynamic live performances.


The band name derives from "One for Sorrow", a British divination nursery rhyme about the superstitious counting of magpies, which are members of the crow family. Singer Adam Duritz heard the rhyme in the film Signs of Life, which starred his close friend, actress Mary-Louise Parker.


Here is one modern version of the rhyme:


One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret, Never to be told. Eight for a wish, Nine for a kiss, Ten for a bird, You must not miss.


The rhyme is featured in the song "A Murder of One" on the band's debut album, August and Everything After.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Counting Crows", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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