Andrew Gold has enjoyed a unique career, having played multiple roles with great success as singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, and musician. Writing his first songs at 13, he proceeded to learn a variety of instruments including Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboards. His musical ability seems to be inherited, as his parents are both successful in the musical field.
His father, Ernest Gold, won an Academy Award for his musical score for Exodus. His mother, Marni Nixon, was the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story; Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady; and Deborah Kerr in The King And I, among many others.
In 1973 he joined Linda Ronstadt's band and together with Peter Asher and Linda, played and arranged much of the instruments on Linda's 70's records. "You're No Good", and "Heatwave" for example, are almost all Andrew, playing and singing. He has become renown for his instrumental and vocal virtuosity on such hits as Ronstadt's "When Will I Be Loved", Art Garfunkels "I Only Have Eyes For You', and on records (performing and/or writing) for many major artists, including Celine Dion, 10cc, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Diana Ross, Cher, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Paul McCartney and countless others. In the mid seventies he released 4 solo LPs:
* * ANDREW GOLD (1975)
* * WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE (1976)
* * ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO (1978)
* * and WHIRLWIND (1979).
"Lonely Boy", from his second LP, was a top 5 hit in the U.S., as well as "Thank You For Being A Friend" from his 3rd LP. This song later became the theme for TV's The Golden Girls. In the UK and worldwide, he continued to have single success with such songs as "Never Let Her Slip Away" and "How Can This Be Love".In the 1980's he joined with Graham Gouldman of 10cc and " Stop/For Your Love/Heart Full Of Soul" fame to form WAX UK, creating 3 LPs and two international hits, "Right Between The Eyes" and "Bridge To Your Heart". In the 90's Andrew co-founded BRYNDLE, with Karla Bonoff, Wendy Waldman, and Kenny Edwards, and they have 2 new CD's: BRYNDLE (1995) and HOUSE OF SILENCE (2001).
He has produced and written songs and music for countless television and moviesoundtracks, most notably singing the theme to TV's MAD ABOUT YOU. He produced a new Stephen Bishop album, BLUE GUITARS, wrote, and/or produced hits for Wynonna Judd, Vince Gill, Aaron Neville, Nicolette Larson, Celine Dion, as well as for Japanese superstar Eikichi Yazawa. He has even been the voice of Alvin on occasion (Of CHIPMUNKS fame). He has a new solo CD out now called INTERMISSION; 2 children's CD's for Christmas AND Halloween, on SugarBeats Records and Music For Little People, respectively.
He released THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: THE BEST OF ANDREW GOLD on Rhino in 1997; and a sixties-style CD called the FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ALL: GREETINGS FROM PLANET LOVE, on J-Bird records (J-bird.com), He produced BIG RED NUDE for GREG PRESTOPINO; produced THE BELLBOTTOMS for Zain records, Japan; Co-produced the debut album of famed country writer LISA ANGELLE on DREAMWORKS records, and released a country-ish CD, THE SPENCE MANOR SUITE, a return to early 70's style with country overtones recorded in Nashville), and BIKINI WAX, an album of WAX rareties with Graham Gouldman. He also produced 2 new albums for singers LISA CARRIE and SERINA FLAGG. Andrew lives in Los Angeles, and commutes between LA, New York/Connecticut and London.
Lyrics:Thank you for being a friend. Travel down the road and back again. Your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant. And if you threw a party, oh invited everyone you knew. You would see, the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say Thank you for being a friend. Thank you for being a friend. Thank you for being a friend. Thank you for being a friend. Thank you for being a friend. I wanna thank you. Thank you for being a friend. I wanna thank you. Thank you for being a friend. I wanna thank you. Thank you for being a friend. I wanna thank you.
Lyrics:Thank you for being a friend. Travel down the road and back again. Your heart is true you're a friend and a confidant. I'm not ashamed to say I hope it always will stay this way My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bow And if you threw a party Invited everyone you knew You would see, the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say, Thank you for being a friend Thank you for being a friend Thank you for being a friend Thank you for being a friend
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