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Rupert Holmes

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A singer/songwriter and poet, Rupert Holmes has performed and written for many music legends, and gained fame on his own with a series of successful pop singles during the 1970s and '80s. Although a reserved playwright and book writer, his contributions to the rock music industry and Broadway have been numerous. Holmes was born in England because of his father's involvement in the U.S. Air Force. After the family moved to New York, Holmes developed an interest in music. He attended the Manhattan School of Music and, after graduation, began seriously considering a career as a songwriter. He played piano with the Cuff Links and the Buoys in the '70s, also arranging and composing songs for Gene Pitney, the Platters, the Drifters, and the Partridge Family. In 1971, at the age of 24, Holmes gained a hit on both the American and U.K. charts with "Timothy." After this first hit, Holmes decided to pursue a singing career of his own. He released his first album, Widescreen, in 1974, and then produced albums for Barbra Streisand, Sparks, and Sailor. He released several more albums in the '70s, including Rupert Holmes, Singles, and Pursuit of Happiness. The '80s took Holmes into a new realm of success. Although known as a singer/songwriter, he acquired international fame with "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" and "Him," which placed on both the U.K. and American charts. It only added to the success of the albums Partners in Crime, Adventure, and Full Circle. Holmes later turned his attention to Broadway, and became a playwright. His 1986 Broadway musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, was the recipient of five Tony Awards. (Two awards, Best Book of a Musical and Original Score, were given to Holmes himself.) He also recorded the theme for the AMC film channel's original series, Remember WENN. Holmes also began work on another musical, The Picture of Dorian Gray, based on the Oscar Wilde book of the same name. ~ Kim Summers
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Albums by
Rupert Holmes

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    10 songs

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    Partners in Crime

    1 song

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    Bolero

    1 song

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    Chatto's Land

    1 song

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    I Remember Her [Re-Recorded]

    12 songs

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    Widescreen

    21 songs

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    Widescreen [The Collector's Edition]

    10 songs

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    Scenario

    11 songs

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    Full Circle [Japan Bonus Tracks]

    10 songs

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    Adventure

    10 songs

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    Pursuit of Happiness

    10 songs

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    Singles

    10 songs

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    Rupert Holmes

    106 songs

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    Cast of Characters: The Rupert Holmes Songbook

    1 song

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    All Night Long


Top Songs by
Rupert Holmes

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  2.   Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
  3.   Him
  4.   Cradle Me
  5.   Talk
  6.   I Knew You When
  7.   If Love Made Sense
  8.   Aw Shucks
  9.   For Beginners Only
  10.   The Big Ride
  11.   I Don't Want to Hold Your Hand
  12.   Timothy
  13.   Get Outta Yourself
  14.   The People That You Never Get to Love
  15.   Nearsighted
  16.   Partners in Crime
  17.   Man Behind the Woman
  18.   No One Ever Dies
  19.   You Make It Christmas
  20.   I Don't Need You
  21.   Answering Machine
  22.   Crowd Pleaser
  23.   I'll Believe It When I See It
  24.   Annabella
  25.   Lullaby For Myself
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Rupert Holmes

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    Slacker 20: Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Deftones: I Am The DJ

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    Yacht Rock

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    Classic Hits

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    '70s Hits

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    '80s #1 Hits

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    Classic Soft Hits

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    '70s Deep Dive


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