Sunday, June 5, 2011

ANDREW GOLD DIES

Andrew Gold
Singer / songwriter Andrew Gold has died at the age of 59 from a heart attack.

Gold was best known for his 1977 hit ‘Lonely Boy’ and 1978’s ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’, the later became the theme for the hit TV series The Golden Girls that ran from 1985-1992.Gold continued in TV writing the theme song for ‘Mad About You’ known as ‘Final Frontier’.

Andrew Gold was born in Burbank. Gold’s first band Bryndie featured Kenny Edwards, Wendy Waldman and Karla Bonoff. He worked closely with Linda Ronstadt as multi-instrumentalist on five of her albums from 1974’s ‘Heart Like A Wheel’ and onwards. His big hit ‘Lonely Boy’ was featured in the movies ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘The Waterboy’.

Andrew Gold worked with Art Garfunkel on the ‘Breakaway’ album. He played every instrument on Art’s solo hit ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’. He also played guitar and drums on Eric Carmen’s ‘She Did It’. Andrew has sung on records or played live with three of the four Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr and has toured with the Eagles and Jackson Browne.

A big 10CC fan, after the band broke up in the 80’s Gold formed Wax with Graham Goldman. They were together for 5 years and delivered the hits ‘Right Between Your Eyes’ and ‘Bridge To Your Heart’.

1 comment:

  1. I want to thank him for the song: thank you for being a friend.

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