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Andrew Gold

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Ideal remembered for his mid-’70s smashes “Lonely Guy” and “MANY THANKS to be a pal,” pop singer/songwriter Andrew Silver was created in Burbank, California on August 2, 1951. The kid of composer Ernest Silver (who gained an Academy Award for his rating towards the film Exodus) and vocalist Marni Nixon (the performing tone of voice of Natalie Hardwood in Western world Side Tale and Audrey Hepburn in my own Fair Female), he initial attracted interest as an associate of the LA music group Bryndle alongside Kenny Edwards, Wendy Waldman, and Karla Bonoff; in 1973, both Silver and Edwards became a member of Linda Ronstadt, showing up on common albums including 1974’s Center Like a Steering wheel and 1975’s Prisoner in Disguise. A observed arranger and a qualified multi-instrumentalist, Gold quickly emerged among the most sought-after program musicians over the Western world Coast picture, and his réamounté — including schedules with Adam Taylor, Carly Simon, Loudon Wainwright III, and J.D. Souther — reads such as a who’s-who from the vocalist/songwriter motion. In 1975, Silver released his self-titled single debut; its follow-up, What’s Wrong with This Picture?, was his industrial breakthrough, notching a global strike with “Unhappy Boy.” “Under no circumstances Let Her Slide Apart, ” from 1978’s ALL OF THIS and Heaven As well, also reached the United kingdom Top Five, however the album’s most long lasting moment continues to be “MANY THANKS to be a pal, ” the blockbuster ballad afterwards remade because the theme melody for the strike sitcom The Fantastic Girls. Nevertheless, 1980’s Whirlwind stiffed, and Silver was trim loose from his agreement with Asylum. After spending the first area of the 10 years touring with Ronstadt, he teamed with 10cc alumnus Graham Gouldman to create Common Knowledge, documenting a self-titled LP in 1984. Silver and Goldman after that rechristened their duo task Polish UK, notching a strike in 1986 with “Best Between the Eye.” “Bridge for your Heart” was a United kingdom smash in 1987, but after 1989’s 100 Thousand in Clean Notes, Polish UK disbanded. Time for his single profession in 1991, Silver issued his initial work in over ten years, Home Is normally Where in fact the Heart Is normally, before immersing himself in creation work for performers which range from Nicolette Larsen to Stephen Bishop to Eikichi Yazawa. In 1995, he reunited with Bonoff, Edwards, and Waldman in a fresh incarnation of Bryndle, launching an eponymous LP before Gold’s proceed to Connecticut compelled him to keep the group immediately after. 1996 noticed the discharge of a fresh solo work, …Since 1951, in addition to Halloween Howls, an archive for kids. Leftovers, a assortment of unreleased materials, adopted in 1998. After creating nation vocalist Lisa Angelle’s self-titled debut in 2000, Yellow metal released his personal collection of nation tracks, The Spence Manor Collection. 2003’s Polish Bikini collected uncommon materials from Gold’s times in Polish, and in 2005, Enthusiasts’ Choice Music reissued his 1st four single albums with reward paths. The 2008 recording Copy Kitty was a fresh recording but weighty on addresses (specifically Lennon/McCartney). Copy Kitty will be the last single recording released during his life time. After battling tumor. Andrew Gold passed away in his rest at his house in Encino, California on June 3, 2011. He was 59 yrs . old.

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Full Name Andrew Gold
Died June 3, 2011, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Singer-songwriter, Music Producer, Multi-instrumentalist, Music Arranger, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Leslie Ann Kogan
Children Olivia Gold, Victoria Gold, Emily Gold
Parents Marni Nixon, Ernest Gold
Siblings Melanie Gold, Martha Gold Carr
Music Groups Wax, Bryndle
Music Songs Spooky Scary Skeletons - Extended Mix, Thank You for Being a Friend, Never Let Her Slip Away, How Can This Be Love, Lonely Boy, Bridge to Your Heart, Oh Urania, Kiss This One Goodbye, Go Back Home Again, The Monster Mash, One of Them Is Me, That’s Why I Love You, Still You Linger On, Do Wah Diddy, It Must Be Halloween, Endless Flight, Looking For My Love, In Our Haunted House, Heartaches In Heartaches, Stranded on the Edge, Warm Breezes, Hope You Feel Good, Witches, Witches, Witches, The Creature From the Tub, Passing Thing, Always For You, Final Frontier, Gimme A Smile, Ten Years Behind Me, Angel Woman, Sorry to Let You Down, Love Hurts
Albums All This and Heaven Too, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music, Andrew Gold, Whirlwind, Magnetic Heaven, Thank You for Being a Friend: The Best of Andrew Gold, The Spence Manor Suite, Since 1951, A Hundred Thousand in Fresh Notes, American English, Warm Breezes, Intermission, Leftovers, Rhino Hi-Five: Andrew Gold, Anthology Of Hits (Re-Recorded), All Time Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded), Never Let Her Slip Away, Fool's Gold
Movies Chasing Eagle Rock


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#Fact
1 Member of folk-rock group Bryndle, with Karla Bonoff, Kenny Edwards, and Wendy Waldman. Left in 1996, Contributed to but did not appear on their 2001 album.
2 Older brother of Martha Alice Gold Carr (B. July 22, 1953) and Melanie Gold.
3 His 1978 hit single, "Thank You For Being a Friend", was later used as the theme for The Golden Girls (1985).
4 Son of Ernest Gold and Marni Nixon


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brice 3 2016 writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend"
The Nice Guys 2016 performer: "LONELY BOY" / writer: "LONELY BOY"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
JonTron 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Looking 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Date and Switch 2014 writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 1980
¡Pechos fuera! 2009 TV Movie documentary writer: "Thank You For Being A Friend"
The X Factor 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ripper Hoaxer: Wearside Jack 2006 TV Movie documentary "Thank you for being a friend"
The Wednesday Night Save the World Society 2001 producer: "Who Needs Love"
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper 2000 TV Mini-Series performer: "Thank You for Being a Friend"
The Waterboy 1998 performer: "Lonely Boy" / writer: "Lonely Boy"
Boogie Nights 1997 performer: "Lonely Boy" / writer: "Lonely Boy"
A Chipmunk Celebration 1994 TV Movie writer: "Gotta Believe in Pumpkins"
Heart and Souls 1993 producer: "My Heart & Soul"
The Golden Girls 1985-1992 TV Series writer - 152 episodes
The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 producer: "Be Thankful For What You Got"
Polly: Comin' Home! 1990 TV Movie writer: "What a Gentleman Does"
Cry-Baby 1990 performer: "SH BOOM"
Burglar 1987 writer: "Alright Tonight"
Independence Day 1983 producer: "Looking for Love"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1977 - 1978 writer - 4 episodes, 1977 - 1978

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chasing Eagle Rock 2015 composer: additional music
CSNY/Déjà Vu 2008 Documentary singer: 100 Voices Choir
The Golden Girls 1985-1992 TV Series composer - 177 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chasing Eagle Rock 2015
Rectuma 2003

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 1978 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Waterfront 1989 TV Series Himself
The Roxy 1987 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1987 TV Series Himself
Tocata 1986 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Rock Concert 1976-1977 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1977 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Golden Girls (1985)
1990 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Golden Girls (1985)
1989 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Golden Girls (1985)
1988 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Golden Girls (1985)
1987 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Golden Girls (1985)


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1 [in 2000] I think the '60s and '70s were the peak period for the singer-songwriter, for sure. Nowadays it's a slightly different thing, with the recording and arrangement more important than the song. But I'm not bothered by it.


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