Andrew Maurice Gold is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer who largely influenced the Los Angeles pop rock music in the 1970s. Gold has performed on dozens of other artists' records, including Linda Ronstadt, and has enjoyed her own success with the Top 40 hits "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You for Being a Friend", as well as the British hit "Never Let It Slip" ". During the 1980s, he made even more success on international charts with Half of Wax, a collaboration with 10cc's Graham Gouldman. During the 1990s, Gold has produced, composed, performed and wrote soundtracks for movies, commercials and TV soundtracks, such as "Final Frontier", the theme for sitcom Mad About You. gained new popularity: "Thank You for Being a Friend" was used as the opening theme song for The Golden Girls, and the novel children's song "Spooky Scary Skeletons" became internet meme in 2010s.
|Birth name||Andrew Maurice Gold|
|Born||August 2, 1951, Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Died||June 3, 2011, Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||Pop, pop rock, soft rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, music producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, guitar|
|Associated acts||Bryndle, Wax, Linda Ronstadt|
|Website||Andrew Maurice Gold's Official site|
|IMDb||Andrew Maurice Gold's IMDb|
Musician who wrote the classic 1970s songs "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You for Being a Friend."
He performed with the Los Angeles band Bryndle and did music production for various artists on the side.
His mother provided the singing for Natalie Wood in West Side Story, and his father won an Oscar for his score of Exodus.
He played almost every instrument on Linda Ronstadt's breakthrough hit single "You're No Good."
- Musician from Burbank, California
- American rock musician
- Artists Asylum Records
- Game show from America's competitors
- California Record Makers
Latest information about Andrew Maurice Gold updated on June 14 2021.