"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill
"I always felt you had a distinct aesthetic - the ability to write things that were easy to relate to without being dumb and evocative without being cloying. Making the personal universal. Anybody can put together a track, but a story that people care about is another thing altogether." ...Seth Glassman
Live and recorded credits include:
James Brown, Paul McCartney, Aaron Neville, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, Dr. John, Hall and Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Carole King.
The Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, US Army Band and Chorus, Richie Havens, Willie Nile, Laura Branigan, Molly Hatchet, Dottie West, The Manhattans, Marie Osmand, Carol Lynn Townes, and many other successful artists have recorded my songs. They’ve appeared on popular TV shows like Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, been sung in French, Portuguese, Spanish as well as English, and have been international hits. I’m a Grammy Nominee for Writer of Best R+B Song "When She Was My Girl" the #1 record by The Four Tops, winner of The ASCAP Award for Most Performed Country Music Song for "Read My Lips" #3 record by Marie Osmond. I am also the grateful recipient of The Ralph Peer Music Publishing Company's Lifetime Achievement Award for writing “Hands Across America”.