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Dean Friedman Bio

Dean Friedman (born May 23, 1955, New Jersey) is an American singer-songwriter who plays piano, keyboard, guitar and other instruments, including the harmonica.

Raised in Paramus, New Jersey, Dean Friedman received his first guitar when he was 9, in 1964, and started writing songs. When he was a teenager, he played weddings and bar mitzvahs as part of Marsha and the Self-Portraits, sent out demos and majored in music at City College of New York where one of his teachers was guitarist David Bromberg. By the time he was 20, in 1975, he had a manager and a recording contract with Cashman and West's Lifesong label.

In the USA he is described as a one-hit wonder, following his 1977 hit song "Ariel", which reached # 26 on the Billboard national pop charts and stayed in the charts for eight weeks. "Ariel" has been described as a "quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited, music loving, vegetarian Jewish girl", from Paramus, New Jersey, where he grew up. It is the only Billboard top 40 song to contain the word Paramus. It describes the girl Ariel, "standing by the  waterfalls at Paramus Park", one of the many shopping malls in Paramus. The quarters she was collecting for "friends of BAI" referrs to the New York radio station WBAI-FM, and their listener association.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Friedman