|Genres:||Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||disco 80s pop dance soft rock american|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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4 November 1951, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 March 1994, Westport, Connecticut, USA. Hartmans multi-instrumental talents and light tenor were first heard by North America at large when he served bands led, together and separately, by Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter. Employment by the latter from 1973-77 brought the greatest commercial rewards - principally via Hartmans co-writing all selections on the Edgar Winter Groups They Only Come Out At Night, which contained the million-selling single, Frankenstein. He was also in demand as a session player by artists including Todd Rundgren, Ian Hunter, Rick Derringer, Stevie Wonder and Ronnie Montrose. Riding the disco bandwagon, Hartman next enjoyed international success with the title track to Instant Replay and another of its singles, This Is It (both of which were among the first records to be released on 12-inch vinyl). However, after the relative failure of Relight...