|Genres:||Easy Listening Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||male vocalists 70s easy listening singer-songwriter love pop sunshine pop american yacht rock groovin dancing all one hit wonder video killed the radio star 70s-80s rock maidavalelover was here|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Randall VanWormer, 30 March 1955, Indian Hills, Colorado, USA, d. 12 January 2004, Seattle, Washington, USA. VanWarmer is best remembered for his 1979 US Top 5/UK Top 10 single Just When I Needed You Most. VanWarmer and his mother moved to Looe, Cornwall, England when Randy was 12, following the death of his father in an automobile accident. He began singing and making demo tapes and in 1979 moved back to the USA, settling in Woodstock, New York. He signed with Bearsville Records, based in Woodstock, and recorded his own composition, Just When I Needed You Most, that same year. The easy-listening hit was followed by two more minor chart singles and a low-charting album, Warmer, also in 1979.
VanWarmer never returned to the pop scene but enjoyed songwriting success on the country charts, most notably in 1984 when the Oak Ridge Boys took I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes to number 1. The song was sung...