Paddy McAloon

Paddy McAloon (born Patrick Joseph McAloon, 7 June 1957, Durham [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564018/bio IMDb biography] ] ) is an English singer-songwriter and member of the band Prefab Sprout. Allmusic describes him as "one of the most underrated lyricists of the '80s". [ [http://wm01.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=PADDY|MCALOON&sql=11:gcfqxqygldke~T1 All Music Guide biography] ]

Career

Prefab Sprout enjoyed a modicum of success in the 1980s and early 1990s. They peaked commercially with a Top Ten hit single in the UK Singles Chart, with "The King of Rock 'N' Roll".

McAloon has also written songs that have been recorded by Kylie Minogue ("If You Don't Love Me"), Cher ("The Gunman"), Wendy Matthews ("God Watch Over You" and "Ride"), Sondre Lerche ("Nightingales"), Danny Seward ("Home (Where The Heart Is)") and various songs for Jimmy Nail as well as his own band. "God Watch Over You" has also been covered by Frances Ruffelle, and "When Love Breaks Down" has been covered by both The Zombies and Lisa Stansfield. In 2008, the various artists covers album "Independents' Day 08" included a version of "Bonny" performed by McAloon's labelmates Editors.

In recent years, McAloon was diagnosed with a progressive medical disorder that affects his retina and impairs his vision. [ [http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/s2.cfm?id=393252003 The Scotsman article] ]

McAloon released the spoken word/instrumental album, "I Trawl The Megahertz", under his own name in 2003, on the EMI subsidiary, Liberty Records label. [ [http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/paddy_mcaloon Rateyourmusic.com] ] In 2006 Prefab Sprout's "Steve McQueen" album was re-mastered (by Thomas Dolby) and then released in 2007 as a two CD package. The second CD was a new acoustic version (recorded in 2006) of most of the original album.

References

ee also

*St Joseph's College, Upholland
*List of singer-songwriters

External links

* [http://wm01.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=PADDY|MCALOON&sql=11:gcfqxqygldke~T1 Paddy McAloon biography] at Allmusic website


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