I was just checking out Andrew Gold yesterday. I downloaded the Common Knowledge
album he did with famous Mancunian Graham Gouldman, thinking it'd be good to hear those two working together again.
I've listened to (and bought) a lot of Andrew's music and have a long list of favourites, I love Firefly
and his Buddy Holly cover Learning The Game
He's released loads of stuff since the music industry went Belly-Up which tells me he truly loved being a musician and making music even after a 40ish year long career in the music industry.
I hope Andrew gets the acknowledgements he deserves as the news of his death filters out.
Last December, while searching the web, discovering the wonders of Barclay James Harvest's keyboard player and talisman, Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme, I discovered he'd committed suicide the day before with sadly, not so much as a murmur in, even the music, press.
I hope I'm not jinxed...
Much respect to Andrew. He's left a fine body of work.
I'm pretty sure I read yesterday that Andrew played keyboards on Don's first hit Johnny Can't Read