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David Pomeranz is a singer/songwriter who, besides releasing his own albums throughout the '70s, '80s, '90s, and beyond, penned the hits "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" and "The Old Songs" for Barry Manilow. Pomeranz has also written extensively for film, theater, and television, and a sample of his song "Greyhound Mary" appeared on hip-hop star Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's Miss E... So Addictive album in 2001.
Pomeranz was raised on Long Island, NY. He found early inspiration in Broadway and rock & roll, and first performed before large crowds doing duets with his father at synagogue. As a youth, he picked up piano, guitar, and drums, and by the time he was a teenager, was writing his first songs. While still a teen, he was lead singer for East Orange Express, the members of which would go on to form soft country-rockers Pure Prairie League. Pomeranz signed a contract with MCA/Decca Records at 19, releasing the albums New Blues and Time To Fly, the latter of which featured jazz great Chick Corea. He also toured as an opener for artists such as Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, and Three Dog Night. He continued to record in the late '70s and early '80s, releasing the albums It's in Every One of Us and The Truth of Us. In the late '80s, David Pomeranz collaborated with Russian rock star Alexander Malinin.
During the '90s, Pomeranz continued to tour and to compose songs for film, television, and theater. The album Born for You, released in Southeast Asia in 1999, experienced uncanny success in the Philippines, where it became the best-selling album of all time. Besides his number-one hits for Manilow, Pomeranz's songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Bette Midler, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Richie Sambora, the Hollies, Lou Rawls, John Denver, Donna Summer, Glen Campbell, Kathie Lee Gifford, and U.K. star Cliff Richard (to name just a few).
David Pomeranz (born February 9, 1951) is an American singer, composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theatre. He is also ambassador for Operation Smile.
Born and raised on Long Island, Pomeranz expressed interest in music from an early age, singing in the synagogue choir, learning to play the piano, guitar, and drums, and writing and recording songs by the age of fourteen. When he was nineteen, MCA/Decca signed him to a contract that yielded two albums, New Blues and Time To Fly (the latter featuring Chick Corea), and he began touring the country as the opening act for Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Three Dog Night, and The Doors, among others.
In the late 1980s collaborated with Russian rock star Alexander Malinin on the pre-glasnost "Faraway Lands," which they performed live in Moscow's Gorky Park for an episode of the television sitcom Head Of The Class, the first time an American series filmed there. He also sang the song "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now", which was the theme song for the television series Perfect Strangers.
Pomeranz continued to tour as a solo act, appearing in such venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Olympic Stadium in Munich, and the Kremlin. He and David Shire collaborated on the theme song for the United Nations World Summit For Children entitled "In Our Hands," which the duo performed at the closing ceremonies for Ted Turner's Goodwill Games in Seattle. In 1999, Pomeranz recorded the CD Born For You - His Best And More, a compilation of past and new love songs that became the best-selling album of all time in the Philippines. Additional recordings include The Eyes of Christmas and On This Day.
Pomeranz's songs include "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again" and "The Old Songs," both recorded by Barry Manilow, and a cover of "It's In Every One Of Us," from the Dave Clark musical Time which was also featured in the film Big and later at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. His work has been performed by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Phoebe Snow, Freddie Mercury, Richie Sambora, Missy Elliott, The Carpenters, Harry Belafonte, Andrea Marcovicci, Donna Summer, Lillias White, The Hollies and Cliff Richard, and his various songwriting projects have amassed a total of twenty-two platinum and eighteen gold albums.
Pomeranz has composed for feature films, television (earning a 1981 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics for the CBS television movie Homeward Bound), and the stage, including the hit West End musical Time; Little Tramp, based on the life and career of Charles Chaplin, staged for the 1995 Eugene O'Neill Theater Festival in Waterford, Connecticut and presented in a 1996 concert version in St. Petersburg, Russia; and a musical adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, produced by Bill Kenwright for the Theatre Royal, Windsor (1998) and the Alexandria Theatre in Birmingham (1999). With Kathie Lee Gifford he has written two projects, Under The Bridge, which premiered off-Broadway in January 2005, and Saving Aimee, based on the life of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, which debuted at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in October 2005 and was staged at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia in April–May 2007. In 2012, Saving Aimee was renamed to Scandalous and opened on November 15, 2012 in the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in New York City.
He is a member of the Church of Scientology, has been married twice, and was involved in the dedication of the church's mission of Manila in April 2004.