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Gerard Kenny

Gerard Kenny

Gerard Kenny


Gerard Kenny (born Gerard W. Kenny, 8 July 1947, New York is a popular music singer-songwriter. Kenny formed his first band whilst in high school and between then, and the early 1970s, he toured the club circuit. In 1968 he landed his first recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, and from that point until 1977 issued a number of singles that failed to break the charts. It was not until 1978 after moving to England that he scored his first hit single with "New York Read more on Last.fm
Gerard Kenny (born Gerard W. Kenny, 8 July 1947, New York is a popular music singer-songwriter. Kenny formed his first band whilst in high school and between then, and the early 1970s, he toured the club circuit. In 1968 he landed his first recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, and from that point until 1977 issued a number of singles that failed to break the charts.

It was not until 1978 after moving to England that he scored his first hit single with "New York, New York" (an ode to his hometown) which spent two months in the UK Singles Chart, with its parent album Made It Through The Rain going Top 20 the following year. Another single on the RCA record label, "Fantasy" proved to be another chart hit in 1980. His composition "I Could Be So Good For You" was recorded]] by Dennis Waterman for the theme tune of the ITV series Minder and became a Top 10 hit single in the United Kingdom during 1980. It also gained an Ivor Novello Award for Kenny.

In 1983, he began to work with Alan Jay Lerner on a musical adaption of My Man Godfrey, but Lerner died before it could be completed. Since then Kenny has continued to record and release music periodically. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Jack Jones, Marion Montgomery, Sacha Distel, James Last and Shirley Bassey, who recorded a song that he co-wrote with Lynsey de Paul, called "There's No Place Like London". Discography Singles New York, New York - (1978) - UK No. 43 Fantasy - (1980) - No. 34 The Other Woman, The Other Man - (1984) - No.

69 No Man's Land - (1985) - No. 56 Album Made It Through The Rain - (1979) - No. 19 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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