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Stephen Bishop Live

by Stephen Bishop

My first Live Album called, "Stephen Bishop LIVE." It features great musicians and two guest vocalists Rumer and Kate Shorr. My hits are on here also. I feel out of the many albums I've done, this is one of the best..I put many fan favorites on the album.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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1. Save it for a Rainy Day (Live)
Stephen Bishop
4:17 album only
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2. Pretty Baby (Live)
Stephen Bishop
3:28 album only
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3. It Might Be You (theme from "Tootsie") [Live]
Stephen Bishop
4:13 album only
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4. Ingenue (guest vocalist: Kate Shorr) [Live]
Stephen Bishop and Kate Shorr
3:07 album only
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5. Little Italy (Live)
Stephen Bishop
3:19 album only
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6. Separate Lives (Guest Vocalist: Rumer") [Live]
Stephen Bishop and Rumer
3:49 album only
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7. On and On (Live)
Stephen Bishop
3:13 album only
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8. Never Letting Go (Live)
Stephen Bishop
3:18 album only
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9. Parked Cars (Live)
Stephen Bishop
4:37 album only
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10. Red Cab to Manhattan (Live)
Stephen Bishop
4:03 album only
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11. Madge (Live)
Stephen Bishop
4:21 album only
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12. Looking for the Right One (Live)
Stephen Bishop
3:46 album only
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13. Soothe Me (Just When I Think) [Live]
Stephen Bishop
3:25 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Stephen Bishop is a world-class guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with a celebrated career of over four decades of live performance, song craftsmanship, recording, and entertainment. A San Diego native, Stephen Bishop’s introduction to the music industry was after seeing the Beatles perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” at 13 years old. Shortly after seeing their performance, his brother Denny bought him an electric guitar. He began creating his own unique chords, melodies and writing original songs. The first song he ever wrote was called, “Surf’s Turf,” an instrumental. Less than a year after picking up the guitar, Stephen formed a band called, “The Weeds.” Soon after, they began performing at local venues, playing a mixture of original songs and popular hits on the radio at the time. As a band, the Weeds placed second at the Claremont Battle of the Bands in 1966.

After the Weeds disbanded, Stephen ventured to Los Angeles in the hopes of landing a songwriting contract. Stephen walked the streets of LA in the early 1970’s with nothing more than a $12 guitar. He began playing songs for different publishers in the area and landed a deal with Edwin H. Morris Publishing in Hollywood. Stephen was paid $50 per week. During his first few years at the publishing company, only one of his songs was recorded. At one point, Stephen considered leaving Los Angeles to work for his father's insurance company in San Diego. However, his friend Leah Kunkel connected him with Art Garfunkel. Art recorded two of Stephen's songs on his album, “Breakaway.”

Shortly thereafter, Stephen was signed to ABC Records. He released his first album, “Careless,” which had two popular hits, “On and On,” and “Save It For a Rainy Day.” It became gold certified, as well as his second album, “Bish.” Stephen Bishop has released 17 albums and has played his songs personally for Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Melissa Manchester, and Katy Perry. His newest album, "Blueprint" was released in 2016. In Eric Clapton's autobiography, he mentions Stephen Bishop as one of his favorite songwriters.

Accomplishments

Stephen Bishop’s hit song, “It Might Be You,” was the theme to the film “Tootsie.” Stephen has written the themes to several films, including “Animal House,” "The Money Pit," and “White Nights.” His songs have been performed by Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Art Garfunkel, Steve Perry, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops, Aswad, Beyonce, and Pavarotti. Stephen was nominated for two Grammy's and awarded an Oscar nomination for his song, “Separate Lives.”

Fun Fact

Stephen appeared as the “Charming Guitar Player,” in Animal House. In the toga party scene, John Belushi slams Stephen's guitar to smithereens.

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