It's only what you're known for!

Rupert Holmes has talent..

April 12, 2018

Elena Esseevia

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and he needed a song for an album he was recording.  He reached back into a song he'd written called "People Need People"- and reworked it.  His band sat down and recorded the opening riff-so the engineers recorded it, and played it back over and over and over again (about 60 times) to come up with a 5-minute track.  That's what he used to record the reworked song called "The Pina Colada Song"-or "Escape".  

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Holmes has written over 7 Broadway plays,  wrote jingles and pop tunes (including for Gene Pitney, the Platters, the Drifters, Wayne Newton, Dolly Parton, Barry Manilow and television's the Partridge Family.  He played piano on "Timothy" by The Bouys.  

Rupert says that if he rescued 15 people from a burning building, sailed around the world in a bathtub and conquered Mt. Everest with a snowmobile..people would look at him and say "Hey you're the guy who wrote that Pina Colada Song".  In other words, no matter what he does, this will be what he's known for forever.  Not a bad legacy.