Just hearing tonight that pop songwriter and musician Andrew Gold passed away on June 3rd from a heart attack, he was only 59 years old. Most of us know Gold from his 70′s hits “Lonely Boy” and “Thank You For Being a Friend,” the latter of which was used as the theme song for the Golden Girls television series. I had the albums those songs came from, and I even remember liking his 80′s collaboration with Graham Gouldman of 10cc called Wax, which hit with “Right Between The Eyes.”
Click here for coverage of his passing and some more credits from his role as a multi-instrumentalist for Linda Ronstadt and others.
Gold’s music lives on, of course–here’s the three songs mentioned above, easily found on Youtube: