Incredibly sad news this morning as the death of one of power-pop's finest songwriters has been announced.

Adam Schlesinger, who co-founded the band Fountains of Wayne, passed away yesterday from complications caused by Covid-19.

Fountains of Wayne were best known for their 2003 hit 'Stacy's Mom', but had a wealth of wonderful songs in their back catalogue - from 'Radiation Vibe' to 'Hey Julie' and 'Barbara H.'

As well as his work with that band, the New York-born songwriter was a member of the bands Ivy and Fountain High. He also wrote songs for various films and TV shows, most famously the title track of the 1996 film 'That Thing You Do!', which earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination. He also wrote all the songs for recent sitcom 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.'

He is survived by his two daughters, Sadie and Claire.

Tributes to Schlesinger have been pouring in from both fans and contemporaries, some of which you can read below.