Sunday, June 5, 2011

Songwriter Andrew Gold Passes Away

Country music lost another one of its magical songwriters when Andrew Gold had a heart attack and passed away at the age of 59 Friday, June 3rd. Gold wrote hits for Trisha Yearwood and Wynonna Judd, for whom he co-wrote the #1 single "I Saw The Light" with Lisa Angelle, who he later produced in her own right. He toured with The Eagles, played on records and toured with Jackson Browne. He produced, wrote, sang and played with James Taylor, Don Henley and Linda Ronstadt. In addition, he produced singles for Vince Gill.

Gold was best known as a solo artist 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’.

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