Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and arranger. His works include the US Top 10 single "Lonely Boy" (1977), as well as "Thank You for Being a Friend" (1978) and the UK Top Five hit "Never Let Her Slip Away" (1978). He had further international chart success in the 1980s as the lead singer of Wax, a collaboration with English musician and songwriter Graham Gouldman. Gold was a multi-instrumentalist who played guitar, bass, keyboards, accordion, synthesizer, harmonica, saxophone, flute, drums and percussion, and more arcane musical instruments such as ukulele, musette, and harmonium. He was also a producer, sound engineer, film composer, session musician, actor, and painter. Gold played and recorded with artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, Don Henley, Eagles, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Art Garfunkel, Carly Simon, John Waite, Jennifer Warnes, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, 10cc, Stephen Bishop, America, Loudon Wainwright III, Bonnie Raitt, Nicolette Larson, Maria Muldaur, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Neil Diamond, Sarah Brightman, Barbi Benton, Eric Carmen, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Rita Coolidge, Juice Newton, Leo Sayer, Freddie Mercury, Karla Bonoff, Bette Midler, Cher, Vince Gill, Jesse McCartney and J. D. Souther.