Monday, November 21, 2011
Andrew Gold Memorial Concert
Andrew Gold Memorial Concert - L.A., November 19th, 2011
Friends and relatives of the late singer-songwriter Andrew Gold gathered on Saturday in L.A for a musical celebration of Gold’s life. The musician, who passed away last June at the age of 59, was one of the most well-loved artists of the L.A. scene.
Son of Academy Award-winning composer Ernest Gold and of classically-trained soprano Marni Nixon, Gold took his first musical steps in the Seventies as part of the Linda Ronstadt group, and reached individual success in the second half of that decade with hit singles like “Lonely Boy” and “Thank You For Being A Friend”. In the Eighties, Gold formed the successful new wave pop-duo Wax with ex-10cc member Graham Gouldman, and kept being quite active as a musician and producer after the group disbanded in 1990, right up until recent years.
Among the many artists and friends who got on stage to pay tribute to his memory and musical legacy were singers Rosemary Butler and Deborah Pearl, keyboard player Jon Gilutin, drummer Rick Marotta, Lee Sklar on bass, Gold’s three daughters Emily, Victoria and Olivia and his sister Melani. He will be dearly missed.
Some of the musicians who gathered last Saturday in L.A. for the Andrew Gold Memorial Concert.
Singers Rosemary Butler and Deborah Pearl are joined on stage by Andrew Gold’s sister Melani and his three daughters Emily, Victoria and Olivia.