Rick Chertoff

Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".wikipedia
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One of Us (Joan Osborne song)

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".
Released in March 1995 on the album Relish and produced by Rick Chertoff, it became a chart hit in November of that year, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earning three Grammy nominations.

Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper song)

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".
The track was produced by Rick Chertoff and released as a single on January 27, 1984.

Cyndi Lauper

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".
The primary studio musicians were Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman (of The Hooters), Rick Chertoff, Richard Termini and Peter Wood.

The Hooters

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He was a major force behind the signing of Hyman and Bazilian's later band, The Hooters to Columbia Records, where he produced their multi-platinum albums, Nervous Night, One Way Home, and Zig Zag.
In addition, producer/friend of the band Rick Chertoff also had a significant role during these album sessions, and he would later produce several Hooters albums as well.

Eric Bazilian

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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.
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.

Rob Hyman

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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.
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.

Relish (album)

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Both Cyndi Lauper's album She's So Unusual and Joan Osborne's album Relish were debut albums that garnered multi-platinum sales and multiple Grammy nominations.

One Way Home

He was a major force behind the signing of Hyman and Bazilian's later band, The Hooters to Columbia Records, where he produced their multi-platinum albums, Nervous Night, One Way Home, and Zig Zag.
The music for "Washington's Day" was written by Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman when they were on tour, while producer Rick Chertoff and a longtime friend from Arista Records, Willie Nile, wrote the lyrics.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".

Zig Zag (The Hooters album)

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He was a major force behind the signing of Hyman and Bazilian's later band, The Hooters to Columbia Records, where he produced their multi-platinum albums, Nervous Night, One Way Home, and Zig Zag.
Additional lyrics were written for the song by keyboard player Rob Hyman, guitarist Eric Bazilian and the album's producer, Rick Chertoff.

She's So Unusual

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Both Cyndi Lauper's album She's So Unusual and Joan Osborne's album Relish were debut albums that garnered multi-platinum sales and multiple Grammy nominations.

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".

Money Changes Everything

The album sold 9 million copies with perennial hits such as, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "All Through the Night", "When You Were Mine" and "Money Changes Everything."

When You Were Mine (Prince song)

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The album sold 9 million copies with perennial hits such as, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "All Through the Night", "When You Were Mine" and "Money Changes Everything."

All Through the Night (Cyndi Lauper song)

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The album sold 9 million copies with perennial hits such as, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "All Through the Night", "When You Were Mine" and "Money Changes Everything."

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".

Grammy Award

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".

Joan Osborne

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".

Sophie B. Hawkins

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Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".

University of Pennsylvania

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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.

Philadelphia

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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.

Columbia Records

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He was a major force behind the signing of Hyman and Bazilian's later band, The Hooters to Columbia Records, where he produced their multi-platinum albums, Nervous Night, One Way Home, and Zig Zag.

Nervous Night

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He was a major force behind the signing of Hyman and Bazilian's later band, The Hooters to Columbia Records, where he produced their multi-platinum albums, Nervous Night, One Way Home, and Zig Zag.

Clive Davis

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Chertoff's A&R career began under the training of music legend Clive Davis at the inception of Arista Records.