Monday, June 6, 2011

R.I.P.: Andrew Gold

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Andrew Gold, a singer, songwriter and versatile musician who had a Top 10 hit in 1977 with "Lonely Boy" and was a vital component of Linda Ronstadt's pop success in the 1970s as a member of her band, has died. He was 59. He played several instruments, did arrangements and sang on such Ronstadt albums as "Heart Like a Wheel" in 1974, "Prisoner in Disguise" in 1975 and "Hasten Down the Wind" in 1976. MORE HERE

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  1. Thank you for this. Andrew Gold was a gifted writer and musician and instrumentalist. An aficionado of his work, I was crushed to hear he is gone. So much to say, but for anyone interested, please Google him and read about his remarkable achievements. A genius whom most did not know, as he was often in the background (but doing entire albums for people like Stephen Bishop) or his best songs simply did not get airplay. A real loss. Thanks again for remembering him here. Geoff Cronin, Concord, Mass.

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