Rare as Gold

Rarely does the public have access to the private collections of a master of music. This week, POBA publishes two portfolios of the incomparable Andrew Gold and digs deep into his family’s treasure trove of never- or rarely-heard music and unpublished visual works. Gold’s vocal and instrumental prowess and deft songwriting made him a sought after collaborator for a “Who’s Who” of rock/pop legends, including Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Celine Dion, Diana Ross and dozens more. He was a successful solo artist in his own right, famed for “Lonely Boy,” “Thank You For Being A  Friend,” (the Golden Girls theme), “The Final Frontier” (the Mad About You theme and the first vocal ever to be heard on Mars), and he created more than 1,500 songs and recordings. Here, find some of his never-before-heard demos, unreleased songs, early versions of later releases, and live radio performances. POBA also publishes some of his expressive line drawings that reveal not only his artistic talent, but his humor, playfulness, and piercing insight. See Rare As Gold.