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Andy Kim

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Andy Kim enjoyed main success over the pop graphs being a singer, songwriter, and manufacturer in the 1960s and ’70s before experiencing a profession resurgence in the brand new millennium. Blessed Andrew Youakim, he was the kid of Lebanese expatriates who acquired resolved in Montreal, Canada and operate a supermarket. As a young child, Youakim created a interest for music, so when he converted 16, he remaining home with simply $40 to his name, going to NEW YORK having a imagine breaking in to the music business. He cut several singles for a number of labels without particular achievement before he fulfilled the mentioned songwriter and maker Jeff Barry who, with Ellie Greenwich, got penned several main strikes for Phil Spector. Barry was impressed plenty of having a music the son wrote, “How’d We Ever UNDERSTAND THIS Method,” to indication him to Steed Information, a label work by Barry. Youakim streamlined his name to Andy Kim and “How’d We Ever UNDERSTAND THIS Method” became a high 20 hit in america and Canada in 1968. That same yr, Barry was among the authors and producers earned to create music for the Archies, a fictive rock and roll group appearing within an cartoon television series in line with the well-known comic reserve series. With Barry, Kim co-wrote two of the Archies’ biggest strikes, “Sugar Glucose” and “Jingle Jangle,” and he also sang on a number of the Archies’ periods, though Ron Dante was the principal lead vocalist for the “group.” In 1969, Kim have scored another solo strike, “SO EXCELLENT Jointly,” and the next year he strike the very best Ten using a cover of “Baby I REALLY LIKE You,” which Barry acquired co-written for the Ronettes. In 1974,, Kim increased to the very best from the Billboard graphs with the one “Rock and roll Me Carefully,” but not surprisingly success, his make of basic, well-scrubbed pop, inspired both by bubblegum as well as the Brill Building songwriters, was falling out in clumps of favor; this might end up being his last main hit in america. Believing his picture and reputation had been holding him back again, Kim released an record in 1980 beneath the name Baron Longfellow; it had been a modest achievement, another Longfellow record, Prisoner by Style, implemented in 1984. Nevertheless, it had been in 1995, when Kim made an appearance on the Kumbaya Celebration in Toronto (an annual fundraising event for Helps charities) that he fulfilled Ed Robertson of Barenaked Females and found that an associate of Canada’s biggest group was a longtime Andy Kim enthusiast. It had been through Robertson that Kim discovered he happened in high esteem by many observed Canadian music artists, and Kim discovered himself writing music with Robertson and Ron Sexsmith, in addition to showing up on-stage with Canadian indie rockers Broken Sociable Picture. In 2005, Kim, who is definitely involved with charity work, released the Andy Kim Xmas Display, an annual fundraising concert kept at Toronto’s Mod Golf club, where Kim is became a member of on-stage by way of a amount of Canadian pop celebrities which range from Luke Doucet to Alex Lifeson of Hurry, to execute seasonable material. This year 2010, Andy Kim came back to the documenting studio room and released a return recording, Happen Again, including a number of the tracks he’d created with Robertson and Sexsmith. Kim’s link with Broken Sociable Scene’s Kevin Drew remained strong over time, and eventually both collaborated with an recording. The ensuing It’s Decided got a solid indie rock impact and featured efforts from Dave Hamelin from the Stills, John McEntire of Tortoise (and a variety of other tasks), and Ohad Benchetrit of Perform Make Say Think that. The recording premiered by Arts & Crafts in early 2015.

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Full Name Andy Kim
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality Canadian
Awards Juno Award for Best Male Artist
Music Groups The Archies
Music Songs Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar, Be My Baby, How'd We Ever Get This Way, Fire Baby, I'm on Fire, So Good Together, Rainbow Ride, Here Comes the Mornin', Shoot 'Em Up, Baby!, Good Good Mornin', And I Will Sing You to Sleep, You Are My Everything, Who Has the Answers, Baby I Love You, Hang Up Those Rock 'n' Roll Shoes, Happen Again, I Forgot to Mention, I Been Moved, Sister Ok, Gee Girl, Rock Me Gently Part II, Love That Little Woman, Walkin' My La de Da, A Friend in the City, I Hear You Say, I Wish I Were, Heaven Without a Gun, Why Can't I, It's Your Life, Tricia Tell Your Daddy, Sail On, Love the Poor Boy
Albums Baby I Love You, It's Decided, Everything's Archie, The Archies, Greatest Hits 1968-1984, The Archies Greatest Hits, Andy Kim, Happen Again, Absolutely the Best of The Archies, Greatest Hits
Nominations Juno Award for Single of the Year, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award


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#Fact
1 His parents were Lebanese immigrants.
2 His big hit song "Rock Me Gently" was used as a jingle for the Jeep Liberty 'Pouring In' TV commercial.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sorority Boys 2002 writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Lukas 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
The Ice Storm 1997 writer: "Sugar Sugar"
A Very Brady Sequel 1996 "Sugar, Sugar"
Thieves 1996 writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits 1995 Video writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Now and Then 1995 writer: "Sugar, Sugar"
Takin' Over the Asylum 1994 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Heaven & Earth 1993 writer: "Sugar, Sugar"
Highway 61 1991 writer: "Sugar, Sugar"
Ode to G.I. Joe 1990 Short lyrics: "Sugar, Sugar" / music: "Sugar, Sugar"
Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again 1990 TV Movie writer: "Sugar, Sugar", "Jingle Jangle"
Martians Go Home 1989 writer: "Sugar Sugar"
The Ghost Busters 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973-1975 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Countdown TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1974 writer - 1 episode, 1974
Sounds Like Les Dawson 1974 TV Special writer: "Sugar, Sugar" - uncredited
Kojak 1973 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Scene 1969 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Archie Show 1968 TV Series writer: "Sugar Sugar"
The Walk 2015/II writer: "Douce Candy"
Now Add Honey 2015 writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Loose Women 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fed Up 2014 Documentary writer: "SUGAR SUGAR"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Campaign 2012 writer: "Sugar Sugar" - uncredited
Dancing Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Few Best Men 2011 writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Being Erica TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
Free Agents 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cake Boss 2009 TV Series writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Sex Drive 2008 writer: "Nasty Girl"
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bee Movie 2007 writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Doogal 2006 writer: "Sugar, Sugar"
Domino 2005 writer: "Nasty Girl"
The Sandlot 2 2005 Video writer: "Sugar Sugar"
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout 2005 writer: "Sugar, Sugar"
Keen Eddie 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 1993-2002 TV Series writer - 3 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barnaby Jones 1973 TV Series Rick Michaels

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ron Dante: The Voice of the Archies 2008 Video documentary short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barnaby Jones 1973 TV Series composer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
My Music: The 70s 2007 TV Movie Himself
Chapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends 2000 TV Special Himself
The Alan Thicke Show 1981 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1969-1975 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Die Drehscheibe 1974 TV Series Singer
Lift Off 1974 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1974 TV Series Himself
In Session 1974 TV Series Himself - Host
Rollin' on the River 1971 TV Series Himself
Disco 1971 TV Series Singer
The Barbara McNair Show 1970 TV Series Himself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1970 TV Series Himself - Musician
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
It's Happening 1968 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 2 1994 TV Series Himself
Countdown 1974 TV Series Himself

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1 [on 'reinvention' of his approach to music] I don't like that word, because the first time around it wasn't an invention. There's a wonderful saying: The face you have when you are twenty-one is the face God gave you. The face you have when you're eighty-one is the one you made for yourself.


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