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Andrew Gold (born August 2, 1951, in Burbank, California) is a multi-talented musician and singer songwriter best known for 1977's Top 10 smash Lonely Boy and his 1978 follow up Thank You for Being A Friend.

He also hit the UK charts in 1978 with Never Let Her Slip Away which reached number 5.

Gold was also a prolific session musician who hailed from a musical family. His father Earnest Gold was an Academy Award winning composer, and his mother was a singer who provided the singing voice for well know actresses including Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood. 

He began writing songs at the age of 13, and by the early 1970s was working as a musician, songwriter and producer for many well-known stars, including Linda Ronstadt and Art Garfunkel.

In 1975 Gold began recording as a solo artist, releasing four studio albums. Although Lonely Boy was the bigger radio hit - and not the autobiographical story as one may think - Thank You for Being A Friend gained new popularity as the theme song for the popular 80's sitcom The Golden Girls.

Later, Gold played on and co-produced Ten Out of 10 by 10cc, which led to his founding the 1980s pop group Wax with Graham Gouldman, and the 1990s band Bryndle. He played keyboards on Don Henley's solo debut album I Can't Stand Still. He has also produced and written songs for numerous movie and television soundtracks and sang the theme song for the 1990s sitcom Mad About You. It is thanks to this theme that he has the singular distinction of being the first human voice to be 'heard' on the surface of Mars. His rendition of the theme entitled Final Frontier, was used as the wake-up call for the Mars Pathfinder space probe. He also produced seven albums for Eikichi Yazawa, a famous Japanese pop singer.

Andrew continues to record - his last album to date being 2002's Intermission.