When Linda Ronstadt’s “Hasten Down the Wind” album came out in August of 1976, she came to Cincinnati to give a concert. I can’t remember where she preformed, but I remember my twin brother and I going to it. I remember we had great seats.
This is what I remember about Andrew Gold. He was the opening act for Linda and also a member of her excellent band. I had never heard of him, but man oh man was he ever good. I remember the next day going to a record shop and buying his album. He only had one out at the time.
The following year, he released another album and had a hit single from it, “Lonely Boy.” This was his only hit record, but he also became known for writing the theme song for the television series The Golden Girls—“Thank You for Being a Friend.”
Andrew Gold died of heart failure in June of 2011. He was only 59 years old.
That’s what I remember about Andrew Gold.