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Andrew Gold (Burbank (California)August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) was an American singer. He was active as a studio musician and had several international hits in the 1970s. Together with Graham Gouldman of 10cc was Gold in the 80 's the band Wax.


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Gold in his youth learned piano, drums and guitar playing. He was active from the 1970s as a studio musician, songwriter and music producer. From 1969 to 1971 he made part of the Californian band Bryndle, which in 1970 the single Woke up this morning appeared. Then he formed The Rangers, an initiative that like Bryndle little success. From 1973 to 1977 worked Gold lot together with singer Linda Ronstadt. Gold was part of her band and played various instruments on the albums of Ronstadt appeared during this period.

From 1975 he worked on a solo career. He released several albums and scored international hits with the singles " Lonely boy and Never Let Her Slip Away. The single Thank You For Being a Friend from 1978 became later in the implementation of singer Cynthia Fee the title song for the BBC sitcom The Golden Girls. To the album All This And Heaven Too (1978) became among other things contributed by the musiciansJeff Porcaro and Leland Sklar and backup singer Jennifer Warnes. Besides his solo career remained Gold work with other artists. He was among other things featured on songs by Art GarfunkelCéline Dion10cc,James TaylorJackson BrowneDon HenleyCher and Diana RossPaul McCartney and toured together with the Eagles.

In 1981, Gold by Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart invited to become part of 10cc. By business commitments he could not go into here. From 1983 he formed a new band together with Gouldman. Under the namesWorld in Action and Common Knowledge this cooperation still had little success, but if Wax Gouldman and Gold in 1986 scored hits with Right Between the Eyes and Bridge to Your Heart. Wax stopped in 1989 to exist.

From 1990 was active as a member of the band Bryndle Gold again. He had a private record label and collaborated on the album ...Meanwhile by 10cc. under the pseudonym of the fictional group The Fraternal Order Of The All Gold in 1996 brought the album Greetings from Planet Love from; a kind of homage to groups like The BeatlesThe Byrds and The Beach Boys. Gold contributed to various soundtracks of films and television series and wrote music for commercials. He sang The Final Frontier, the by Paul Reiser and Don Was written title song from the television series Mad About You .

Private Life[Edit]Edit

Andrew Gold is the son of composer Ernest Gold (winner of an Oscar for the music of the film Exodus) and singer Marni Nixon (the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story, by Deborah Kerr in The King and Iand that of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady).


Andrew Gold died in 2011 from cardiac arrest at the age of 59. [1]

Discography (solo)[Edit]Edit


  • Andrew Gold (1975)
  • What's Wrong With This Picture (1976)
  • All This And Heaven Too (1978)
  • Whirlwind (1979)
  • ...Since 1951 (1996)
  • Thank You For Being A Friend (Compilation, 1997)
  • The Spence Manor Suite (2000)
  • Intermission (2002)
  • Copy Cat (2008)


  • Heartaches in Heartaches (1975)
  • Do Wah Diddy (1976)
  • One Of Them Is Me (1976)
  • Stay (1976)
  • That's Why I Love You (1976)
  • Lonely boy (1977)
  • How Can This Be Love (1978)
  • I'm On My Way (1978)
  • Thank You for Being a Friend (1978)
  • Never Let Her Slip Away (1978)

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Lonely boy 953 676 412 597 965 973 1050 1350 1403 1109 - 1822 1473 1943 1981
Never let her slip away 1147 1114 743 730 1430 1471 1292 1571 1533 1395 - 1966 - - -
Thank you for being a friend 1623 - - 1703 - - - - - - - - - - -

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