Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazillian
Eric M. Bazilian (born July 21, 1953), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters and for writing "One of Us," made famous by Joan Osborne in 1995.wikipedia
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One of Us (Joan Osborne song)

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Eric M. Bazilian (born July 21, 1953), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters and for writing "One of Us," made famous by Joan Osborne in 1995. The EP featured the only "official" studio recordings by the band of Rob Hyman's "Time After Time" and Bazilian's "One of Us".
"One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian (of the Hooters) and originally released by Joan Osborne.

Joan Osborne

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Eric M. Bazilian (born July 21, 1953), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters and for writing "One of Us," made famous by Joan Osborne in 1995. In 1995, he played all those roles for Joan Osborne's debut album Relish, which was nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year for the No.
She is best known for her recording of the Eric Bazilian song "One of Us", from her debut album Relish.

Rob Hyman

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By the mid 1970s, while attending the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics, Bazilian met Rob Hyman and Rick Chertoff, with whom he formed a band called Baby Grand. In 2009, they released "Both Sides Live", a double CD which featured a concert at Philadelphia's Electric Factory as well as a special acoustic performance recorded at Rob Hyman's Elm Street Studios.
While attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Hyman met future bandmate and composing partner Eric Bazilian and producer Rick Chertoff.

Germantown Friends School

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At 16 years old, while attending Germantown Friends School, Bazilian started writing songs for his first band, Evil Seed.

Nervous Night (album)

Nervous Night
Nervous Night, The Hooters' 1985 debut on Columbia Records, sold more than 2 million copies and included Billboard Top 40 hits "Day By Day" (#18), "And We Danced" (#21) and "Where Do The Children Go" (#38).
In the summer of 1983, guitarist Eric Bazilian and keyboard player Rob Hyman were invited by their old college friend and bandmate from Baby Grand, Rick Chertoff, to work on the debut album for a newly signed singer to Columbia Records named Cyndi Lauper.

Rick Chertoff

By the mid 1970s, while attending the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics, Bazilian met Rob Hyman and Rick Chertoff, with whom he formed a band called Baby Grand.
Chertoff attended the University of Pennsylvania, and whilst in Philadelphia he met soon-to-be long-time friends Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian and formed a musical collaboration that has lasted to this day.

Time Stand Still

2007 saw the release of Time Stand Still, their first album of new material since 1993.
The Hooters gathered in October 2006 at keyboard player Rob Hyman's Elmstreet Studios, in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the recording of basic tracks, followed by additional recording at guitarist Eric Bazilian's Red Door Recording studio.

The Hooters

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Eric M. Bazilian (born July 21, 1953), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters and for writing "One of Us," made famous by Joan Osborne in 1995. Nervous Night, The Hooters' 1985 debut on Columbia Records, sold more than 2 million copies and included Billboard Top 40 hits "Day By Day" (#18), "And We Danced" (#21) and "Where Do The Children Go" (#38).
Guitarist Eric Bazilian became recognized internationally for being a songwriter, session musician, arranger and producer for numerous artists throughout the United States and Europe.

Relish (album)

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In 1995, he played all those roles for Joan Osborne's debut album Relish, which was nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year for the No.
The song was written by Eric Bazilian of the Hooters.

Both Sides Live

In 2009, they released "Both Sides Live", a double CD which featured a concert at Philadelphia's Electric Factory as well as a special acoustic performance recorded at Rob Hyman's Elm Street Studios.

Private Emotion

"Private Emotion" is a pop song written by Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman and originally recorded by The Hooters, for their 1993 album, Out of Body.

Sarah Hudson (singer)

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Collaborators include Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian, Billy Mann, Ozzy Osbourne and Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler.

Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper song)

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The EP featured the only "official" studio recordings by the band of Rob Hyman's "Time After Time" and Bazilian's "One of Us".

The Wall – Live in Berlin

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As a result, they were asked to open three major musical events of the late 20th century: Live Aid in Philadelphia in 1985, Amnesty International Concert at Giants Stadium in 1986, and Roger Waters' The Wall Concert in Berlin in 1990.

And We Danced (The Hooters song)

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Nervous Night, The Hooters' 1985 debut on Columbia Records, sold more than 2 million copies and included Billboard Top 40 hits "Day By Day" (#18), "And We Danced" (#21) and "Where Do The Children Go" (#38).

Bijou Phillips

Phillips collaborated with a number of artists when writing songs for the album, including Eric Bazilian, Greg Wells, Dave Bassett, Howard Jones and Jill Cunniff.

Cyndi Lauper

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The primary studio musicians were Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman (of The Hooters), Rick Chertoff, Richard Termini and Peter Wood.

Joan of Arcadia

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In 2003, "One of Us" was used as the theme song for the CBS television series Joan of Arcadia.

Alannah Myles

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On Ark 21, she released A Rival, which contained the Top 40 hit "Bad 4 You", written and recorded by Myles, Desmond Child, and Eric Bazilian at Copeland's Castle Songwriting Retreat at Grand Brassac, France.

Patty Smyth

It contained her version of the Tom Waits song "Downtown Train," which Rod Stewart would make a hit three years later, and the title track "Never Enough," which was co-written with members of the Hooters and based on a song of the same title that Hooters members Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman had written for their earlier band, Baby Grand.

Leah Andreone

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She has collaborated with other artists and writers, such as Billy Steinberg, Kevin Fisher, Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Marti Fredrikson, Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails), John Shanks, David Lowery (Cracker), John Lowery (Marilyn Manson), Kasia Livingston, Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo), Michelle Lewis, and Martha Davis (The Motels).

Dollhouse (TV series)

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University of Pennsylvania

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By the mid 1970s, while attending the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics, Bazilian met Rob Hyman and Rick Chertoff, with whom he formed a band called Baby Grand. Eric Michael Bazilian was born at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia to a father who was a psychiatrist and a mother who was a concert pianist.