Tom Kelly (musician)
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Thomas F. Kelly is an American musician, best known for his songwriting partnership with Billy Steinberg.
* 1 Biography
* 2 Partnership with Billy Steinberg
* 3 Notable songs written by Steinberg & Kelly
* 4 External links
Originally from Indiana, Kelly became a prominent session singer in Los Angeles, singing backing vocals for many recording artists. Kelly played in Dan Fogelberg's backup band, and joined with other members of the band under the name "Fools Gold" to release two albums in 1976 and 1977. He accompanied Toto on their 1979 World Tour as a backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist.
Partnership with Billy Steinberg
After meeting Billy Steinberg at a party in 1981, the duo began writing songs together, with Steinberg as lyricist and Kelly the principal music writer. Steinberg and Kelly penned songs for a variety of popular music artists, including five number-one singles on the Billboard Top 100 chart. The pair also joined together as "i-TEN" to release the album Taking a Cold Look in 1983.
Notable songs written by Steinberg & Kelly
* "Alone", recorded by Heart
* "Eternal Flame", recorded by The Bangles (co-written with Susanna Hoffs)
* "I Drove All Night", recorded by Cyndi Lauper and by Roy Orbison
* "I'll Stand by You", recorded by The Pretenders (co-written with Chrissie Hynde)
* "I Touch Myself", recorded by Divinyls (co-written with Christina Amphlett and Mark McEntee)
* "In Your Room", recorded by The Bangles (co-written with Susanna Hoffs)
* "Like a Virgin", recorded by Madonna
* "So Emotional", recorded by Whitney Houston
* "True Colors", recorded by Cyndi Lauper and by Phil Collins