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Encyclopedia > Nick Gilder

Nick Gilder (born December 21, 1951) first came to prominence as frontman for the Canadian glam rock band Sweeney Todd. They had a number one hit, "Roxy Roller", which held on to the top spot in the Canadian music charts for 3 weeks in 1975. It went on to win a Juno Award for bestselling single the following year. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Glam rock is a style of rock music popularised in the 1970s, and was mostly a British phenomenon. ... Sweeney Todd were a Canadian band who went through several lead vocalists, including Bryan Adams and Nick Gilder, both of whom went on to solo careers. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands; they could be considered the transnational counterpart to the United States Grammy Awards. ...


Feeling they had international scope, Gilder and fellow band member, guitarist and songwriting partner, James McCulloch left the band and signed an American record deal.


It wasn’t until his second album, which spawned the smash hit "Hot Child in the City" did Gilder finally duplicate his success in the US. That song went to number one both in Canada and the US. It also earned him two more Juno Awards - Best Selling Single and Most Promising Male Vocalist in Canada as well as a People’s Choice Award in the US.


Gilder has also been successful as a songwriter for artists such as Patty Smyth, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker and Pat Benatar. His third Canadian number one hit came in 1984 as a songwriting collaboration with songwriter Holly Knight in the song "The Warrior" which was recorded by Scandal, and it earned him a BMI Airplay Award. Gilder's songs have been used in several movies such as Youngblood with Rob Lowe and The Wraith with Charlie Sheen, and in TV series like Sex and the City and That '70s Show. Patty Smyth (born June 26, 1957, New York City, New York, USA) first enjoyed mainstream success in 1982 as vocalist and leader of the band Scandal. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is a singer, actress and comedian. ... Joe Cocker (born May 20, 1944) is a pop music singer. ... Pat Benatar on the cover of her 1997 album Innamorata Pat Benatar (born January 10, 1953) is a popular American rock singer who had numerous hits during the 1980s such as Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Love is a Battlefield. She was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski in Brooklyn... Scandal is a band from the 1980s which was led by Patty Smyth. ... Rob Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American actor who was a member of the Brat Pack. ... Carlos Irwin Estevez, whose stage name is Charlie Sheen, (born September 3, 1965) is an American actor. ... Sex and the City is an American cable television program based on the book of the same name. ... That 70s Show logo That 70s Show is a Fox Network television sitcom centered around the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional suburb of Point Place, near Green Bay, during the late 1970s. ...


Returning to Canada in the mid-1990s, Gilder quickly became a favorite in the classic rock music festivals across Canada, where he continues to record and tour. Events and trends Technology The World Wide Web was born at CERN Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft... Genre Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station broadcasting format and although loosely defined, it generally includes the music from rock bands formed between the early 1960s and late 1970s. ...


Discography

  • 1977: You Know Who You Are, Chrysalis Records
  • 1978: City Nights (http://www.shopemi.com/album_page.asp?upc_id=724354259920), Chrysalis Records
  • 1979: Frequency, Chrysalis Records
  • 1980: Rock America, Casablanca records
  • 1981: Body Talk Muzik, Casablanca Records
  • 1985: Nick Gilder, RCA Records
  • 1997: Stairways, Spinner Music Group/Gilder Records
  • 1999: Longtime Coming (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=QQ7MVM0OTA0&subid=1&offerid=78941.1&type=10&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fphobos.apple.com%2FWebObjects%2FMZStore.woa%2Fwa%2FviewAlbum%3FplaylistId%3D4346255), Page/Oasis/Orchard
  • 2001: The Best Of Nick Gilder (http://www.gemm.com/c/search.pl?currency=CA&field=ARTIST+OR+TITLE&wild=best+of+nick+gilder), EMI-Capital Music/Razor & Tie Entertainment (The Chrysalis Years)

External link

Nick Gilder Online (http://members.shaw.ca/llcb/nickgilder/)


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Nick Gilder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (315 words)
Nick Gilder (born December 21, 1951 in London, England) first came to prominence as frontman for the Canadian glam rock band Sweeney Todd.
Gilder's songs have been used in several movies such as Youngblood with Rob Lowe and The Wraith with Charlie Sheen, and in TV series like Sex and the City and That '70s Show.
Returning to Canada in the mid-1990s, Gilder quickly became a favorite in the classic rock music festivals across Canada, where he continues to record and tour.
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