Best remembered for his mid-'70s smashes "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You for Being a Friend," pop singer/songwriter Andrew Gold began his musical career as one of the most sought-after session musicians on the West Coast rock scene. His second solo album, 1976's What's Wrong with This Picture?, was his commercial breakthrough, notching an international smash with "Lonely Boy." His most enduring moment, however, remains 1978's "Thank You for Being a Friend," later the theme song for the hit sitcom The Golden Girls. During the '80s and beyond, Gold continued to record, teamed with 10cc alumnus Graham Gouldman to form Common Knowledge (later known as Wax UK), returned to television work with the theme to Mad About You, and rejoined his first band, Bryndle, including fellow session stars Karla BonoffWendy Waldman, and Kenny Edwards.

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