born in 1947 in Princeton, NJ, United States
Tom Snow (songwriter)
Thomas Righter Snow is an American songwriter.
He wrote songs for Joe Cocker ("Even a Fool Would Let Go" (with Kerry Chater), "Love Not War" (with Barbara Griffin)), Olivia Newton-John ("Deeper Than the Night", "Make a Move On Me", etc.), Melissa Manchester ("You Should Hear How She Talks About You"), The Pointer Sisters ("He's So Shy"), Barbra Streisand, Rita Coolidge ("You", which was also an Australian top 10 hit for American transplant Marcia Hines in 1977 and in 2005), Barry Manilow ("Somewhere Down the Road", this song was performed on Ally McBeal), Randy Crawford, Leo Sayer, Bette Midler, Michael Johnson ("I'll Always Love You"), Dolly Parton, Kim Carnes ("Don't Call It Love"), Linda Ronstadt ("Don't Know Much" duet with Aaron Neville), Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant ("Good For Me"), and Christina Aguilera ("So Emotional"). He also co-wrote ("Dreaming of You") for cross-over star Selena which was posthumously released in 1995.
Along with Dean Pitchford, Snow wrote the song "Let's Hear It for the Boy" sung by American singer Deniece Williams for the film soundtrack Footloose. It climbed to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1984 and peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. Film works include Oliver & Company, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, About Last Night... ("So Far, So Good" and "Natural Love" sung by Sheena Easton), Chances Are (Oscar nominated song "After All" sung by Cher and Peter Cetera). On November the 11th, 2011, at an independent TED event, Tom Snow delivered a TED talk which he entitled 'The Mulch Pile.' He released solo albums in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Tom Snow at the Internet Movie Database
- Tom Snow Online Scholarship From Berklee College of Music
- "Tom Snow 'The Mulch Pile'"TEDxAmericanRiviera