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Happy Birthday Paul Hardcastle

Dec 10 2012

Birthday wishes to British multi-instrumentalist and producer Paul Hardcastle who celebrates today (December 10).  Paul was born in Kensington, London, England and began his career in the early '80s playing keyboards with the dance music bands Direct Drive and First Light.  He released his first solo album in 1984 and had major hits with songs like "Rainforest" and "19."  In 1986, Paul began working on soundtracks and producing remixes for artists like Barry White, Hiroshima and Third World.  He released his first Jazzmasters album in 1993 and received the Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist Of The Year award in 2008.  Hardcastle launched a new management company this year and signed his first artist, "X Factor UK" contestant Joseph Whelan.  His latest album, 19 Below Zero, was released in the UK in September and he's working on a new album for release in the US in 2013.

Last changed: Dec 10 2012 at 6:33 AM

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