Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy

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421 – Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy (1977)
Written by Andrew Gold
Produced by Peter Asher
Label – Asylum

Gold always denied that this song was auto-biographical, but he was born in the summer of ’51 and his sister was born in ’53 so the temptation to assume will never go away. Nonetheless, this is still an outstanding West Coast adult rock single with a stunning Waddy Wachtel guitar break, sweet backing from Linda Ronstadt and a soaring vocal climax from the performer.

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