Dean Friedman

Genres: Comedy CDs Pop / Rock
Tags: all-time favourites singer-songwriter ariel nostalgia dont listen to any more paramus bosom of suburbia Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1955, Paramus, New Jersey, USA. This US singer-songwriter found instant success on both sides of the Atlantic with a mixture of sentimental ballads and pleasant tunes about romance. He had a US Top 30 hit with ‘Ariel’ which made ripples in Europe, but his 1978 single ‘Lucky Stars’ (a duet with Denise Marsa) reached the Top 3 position in the UK and made him a household name. A lack of promotion and sporadic record releases led to declining sales (due mainly to problems at the Lifesong label), although ‘Lydia’ gave him his last notable chart hit, reaching the UK Top 40. Although Friedman briefly recorded for the Epic label, releasing Rumpled Romeo in 1981, but the album’s single ‘McDonald’s Girl’ was officially banned by the BBC for naming the fast food restaurant in its chorus. Throughout the 80s he released occasional singles on minor labels. One track ‘The Lakelands’ was included on a compilation album...

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