Acteur, compositeur et chanteur US né Paul Schwartz, le 20 Août 1937 à Oklahoma City (Oklahoma).
Hampton (born August 20, 1937) is an American actor, singer, lyricist and writer.
He is listed as one of one hundred major architects of American rock and roll in
the British rock journal "Footsoldiers and Kings." While he was a sophomore at
Dartmouth College, he was signed to Columbia Records and Columbia Pictures at
the same time to write music with Hal David and Burt Bacharach. In 1960, with
Bacharach he co-composed and performed "Two Hour Honeymoon". After this initial
outing he co-wrote hits for Don Gibson ("Sea of Heartbreak"), Gene Pitney
("Donna Means Heartbreak"), Johnny Tillotson ("I Rise, I Fall")and hits for
overseas artists ("Angry at the Old Oak Tree.") Also he wrote the theme for "My
Mother the Car" and sang it under the group name Albuquerque. He made two
albums, "Beautiful Beginnings" and "Rest Home For Children."
Some of his songs have been recorded by Sammy Davis Jr., Bette Midler, Eddy Arnold, Tom Jones, Merle Haggard, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Gene Pitney and Johnny Cash.
His film career began in 1958 starring in Senior Prom. Many television appearances ensued such as The Doris Day Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, McCloud, Ironside, Combat!, Benson and others. Some notable movie appearances were in Lady Sings the Blues, Hit!, More Dead than Alive," and the award-winning television show Never Forget. Hampton continues to act and compose today (2010).
In 2008 Tony award winning actress and singer Idina Menzel recorded Hampton's song "Hope" for the Major League Baseball Stand Up To Cancer charitable program.
He is the ASCAP award-winning songwriter for "Sea of Heartbreak", used in the soundtrack for the films The Butcher Boy, Perfect World, Heartbreak Ridge and Clay Pigeons. In 2010 singer Rosanne Cash covered the song in a duo with Bruce Springsteen which received a Grammy nomination and was promoted as the single from her album The List.
Talents : Actor, Singer, Lyricist, Writer
Style musical : Rockabilly
PLAY IT COOL
CLASSY BABE (1957)
ROCKIN' DOLL (1958)
PLEASE LOVE ME (1958)
Slam Bam Thank Ya Ma'am (1958)
Years in activity :
|11/1957||SP COLUMBIA 4-41037 (US)||.||Play It Cool / Classy Babe|
|01/1958||SP COLUMBIA 4-41089 (US)||.||Rockin' Doll / Please Love Me|
|03/1958||SP COLUMBIA 4-41145 (US)||.||Slam Bam Thank Ya Ma'am / Live A Life Of Love|
|09/1958||SP COLUMBIA 4-41254 (US)||.||The Longer I Love You / Love|
|12/1960||SP TOP RANK 2095 (US)||.||Don't Pretend / Trick|
|11/1961||SP CAMEO C 204 (US)||.||Nothing's Impossible (If You Really Want It Bad Enough) / Maybe Tomorrow|
|07/1962||SP WARNER BROS. 5290 (US)||.||If You Don't Want Me Now (You Can't Have Me Later) / When Will Your Heart Change Its Ways|
|02/1963||SP WARNER BROS. 5340 (US)||.||A Chance To Belong (with Cinthy Churchill) / It's Not There Anymore|
|07/1963||SP BATTLE BF-45919 (US)||I'm In Love With A Bunny (At The Playboy Club) / Bandera|
|04/1966||SP DECCA 31928 (US)||.||What Good Am I / One Drownin' Man|
|01/1967||SP A & M 831 (US)||.||Echoes From The Thunder / Let's Not Take The Lovin' Out Of Love|
|11/1968||SP DUNHILL D-4167 (US)||The Long Drive Home / Somebody - Someone - Something|
|11/1969||SP Warner Bros. / Seven Arts 7353 (US)||.||Fast Wind / When Rockets Don't Explode|
|1974||SP Crested Butte CBA-1205 (US) (promo)||.||Mercy Merci [mono] / Mercy Merci [stereo]|
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