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Rupert Holmes

key, voc, *1947 US, Northwich
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. David Goldstein David Goldstein (3) Julian Gill

Rupert Holmes (born David Goldstein on February 24, 1947) is a British-born American composer, singer-songwriter, musician, and author of plays, novels, and stories. He is widely known for his number one pop hit "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1979/1980) and the song "Him", which reached the number 6 position on the Billboard Hot 100 U.S. pop chart in 1980. He is also known for his 1985 Tony Award-winning musical Drood (originally The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and his 2007 Drama Desk Award-winning book for the Broadway musical Curtains, and for his television series Remember WENN.

  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Synthesizer
  • Saxophone
  • Backing Vocals
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) on Partners In Crime by Rupert Holmes
Him on Partners In Crime by Rupert Holmes
Terminal on Widescreen: Collector's Edition by Rupert Holmes
Answering Machine on Partners In Crime by Rupert Holmes
Touch and Go on Songs That Sound Like Movies: The Complete Epic Recordings by Rupert Holmes
Partners In Crime on Partners In Crime by Rupert Holmes
Let's Get Crazy Tonight on Pursuit Of Happiness by Rupert Holmes
I Don't Need You on Adventure by Rupert Holmes
Nearsighted on Partners In Crime by Rupert Holmes
Aw Shucks on Songs That Sound Like Movies: The Complete Epic Recordings by Rupert Holmes

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Songs That Sound Like Movies: The Complete Epic RecordingsRupert Holmes2018Compil.
The Best Of Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes2006Compil.
Foundation Of LoveRupert Holmes2002Compil.
Greatest HitsRupert Holmes2000Compil.
The Best Of Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes1998Compil.
The Best Of Rupert Holmes: EscapeRupert Holmes1998Compil.
Rupert Holmes - Best OneRupert Holmes1997Compil.
ScenarioRupert Holmes1994Album
The Epoch CollectionRupert Holmes1994Compil.
Touch And GoRupert Holmes & Rita Coolidge1986Single
Best Of Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes1985Compil.
Terminal / Touch And GoRupert Holmes1985Single
No Small AffairRupert Holmes1984Single
Lake Freeze/At Our HouseRita Coolidge / Rupert Holmes1983Single
The Bonds Of timeRupert Holmes & Chrissy Faith1983Single
What's It All AboutRupert Holmes / Gladys Knight And The Pips1982Single
The EndRupert Holmes1981Single
Hombre de La Mañana (Morning Man)Rupert Holmes1981Single
The End / Loved By The One You LoveRupert Holmes1981Single
She Lets Her Hair DownRupert Holmes1981Album
Loved By The One You LoveRupert Holmes1981Single
Full CircleRupert Holmes1981Album
I Don't Need YouRupert Holmes1980Single
Morning Man / The MaskRupert Holmes1980Single
What's It All About?Rupert Holmes / The Police1980Single
Lui / Les GuitaresRupert Holmes1980Single
AdventureRupert Holmes1980Single
Daybreak LoverRupert Holmes1980Album
BlackjackRupert Holmes1980Single
Answering MachineRupert Holmes1980Single
HimRupert Holmes1980Single
Partners In Crime / Answering MachineRupert Holmes1980Single
Morning ManRupert Holmes1980Single
Rainy Night In GeorgiaRupert Holmes1980Compil.
Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes1980Album
Crowd PleaserRupert Holmes1980Album
AdventureRupert Holmes1980Album
Escape (The Piña Colada Song)Rupert Holmes1979Single
Partners In CrimeRupert Holmes1979Album
Partners In CrimeRupert Holmes1979Single
The Long Way Home / Let's Get Crazy TonightRupert Holmes1978Single
Pursuit Of HappinessRupert Holmes1978Album
Bedside CompanionsRupert Holmes1978Single
Let's Get Crazy TonightRupert Holmes1978Single
Aw Shucks! It Was Nothin'Rupert Holmes1976Single
Who, What When, Where, WhyRupert Holmes1976Single
Weekend LoverRupert Holmes1976Single
SinglesRupert Holmes1976Album
Rifles And RumRupert Holmes1975Single
I Don't Want To Hold Your HandRupert Holmes1975Single
Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes1975Album
WidescreenRupert Holmes1974Album
TerminalRupert Holmes1974Single
Our National PastimeRupert Holmes1974Single
TalkRupert Holmes1973Single
General Hospi-tale / Answering MachineThe Afternoon Delights, Rupert HolmesSingle
Escape (Pina Colada Song) / HimRupert HolmesSingle
Love Me / PinacolladarYvonne Elliman / Rupert HolmesAlbum
Pistolero / BlackjackDschinghis Khan / Rupert HolmesAlbum
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