John Michael Stipe is an American singer, songwriter, musician, film producer, music video director, and visual artist. He is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011. Wikipedia*
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Michael Stipe has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1998 Rally.