Andrew Gold has enjoyed a unique career, having played multiple roles with great success as singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, and musician. Writing his first songs at 13, he proceeded to learn a variety of instruments including Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboards. His musical ability seems to be inherited, as his parents are both successful in the musical field.
His father, Ernest Gold, won an Academy Award for his musical score for Exodus. His mother, Marni Nixon, was the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story; Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady; and Deborah Kerr in The King And I, among many others.
In 1973 he joined Linda Ronstadt's band and together with Peter Asher and Linda, played and arranged much of the instruments on Linda's 70's records. "You're No Good", and "Heatwave" for example, are almost all Andrew, playing and singing. He has become renown for his instrumental and vocal virtuosity on such hits as Ronstadt's "When Will I Be Loved", Art Garfunkels "I Only Have Eyes For You', and on records (performing and/or writing) for many major artists, including Celine Dion, 10cc, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Diana Ross, Cher, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Paul McCartney and countless others. In the mid seventies he released 4 solo LPs:
ANDREW GOLD (1975), WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE (1976), ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO (1978) and WHIRLWIND (1979).
"Lonely Boy", from his second LP, was a top 5 hit in the U.S., as well as "Thank You For Being A Friend" from his 3rd LP. This song later became the theme for TV's The Golden Girls. In the UK and worldwide, he continued to have single success with such songs as "Never Let Her Slip Away" and "How Can This Be Love".In the 1980's he joined with Graham Gouldman of 10cc and " Stop/For Your Love/Heart Full Of Soul" fame to form WAX UK, creating 3 LPs and two international hits, "Right Between The Eyes" and "Bridge To Your Heart". In the 90's Andrew co-founded BRYNDLE, with Karla Bonoff, Wendy Waldman, and Kenny Edwards, and they have 2 new CD's: BRYNDLE (1995) and HOUSE OF SILENCE (2001).
He has produced and written songs and music for countless television and moviesoundtracks, most notably singing the theme to TV's MAD ABOUT YOU. He produced a new Stephen Bishop album, BLUE GUITARS, wrote, and/or produced hits for Wynonna Judd, Vince Gill, Aaron Neville, Nicolette Larson, Celine Dion, as well as for Japanese superstar Eikichi Yazawa. He has even been the voice of Alvin on occasion (Of CHIPMUNKS fame). he's done about 4 or 5 solo records since the eighties, including the original SINCE 1951 release, INTERMISSION, WARM BREEZES, and THE SPENCE MANOR SUITE; 2 children's CD's for Christmas AND Halloween (HALLOWEEN HOWLS), on SugarBeats Records and Music For Little People, respectively.
He released THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: THE BEST OF ANDREW GOLD on Rhino in 1997; and a sixties-style CD called the FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ALL: GREETINGS FROM PLANET LOVE; He produced BIG RED NUDE for GREG PRESTOPINO; produced THE BELLBOTTOMS for Zain records, Japan; Co-produced the debut album of famed country writer LISA ANGELLE on DREAMWORKS records, and BIKINI WAX, an album of WAX rareties with Graham Gouldman, and THE WAX FILES, a WAX best of with bonus cuts. He also produced 3 new albums for singers LISA CARRIE, SERINA FLAGG and LOVE IS ON THE LINE, by ANA GUIGUI. He produced 4 cuts for Jesse McCartney's Beautiful Soul album causing a stir with teenaged girls.
Andrew is hard at work on a double album entitled ANDY. He will perform live in the months to come. He is writing with several recording artists and seasoned songwriters.
Andrew is married and has 3 daughters from a previous marriage. He resides as an El Alien, i.e. he lives in, and is a native of, Los Angeles, California, where "he was born on a summer day...".
All of this happened "SINCE 1951".