Andy Kim Biography
born December 5, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a pop singer/songwriter.
His real name is Andrew Youakim. In 1967,
he left home, going to New York City to pursue a career in music. His stay was
short-lived, but back home he worked on his music and in 1968 under the stage
name Andy Kim, released the single "How'd We Ever Get This Way?
" that made the U.S. top twenty. In 1969, he had two his singles, "Rainbow
Ride" that made it into the U.S. top twenty, and "Baby I Love
You" made it to No. 5, and was popular enough in Canada to earn him a
Juno Award as his country's "Top Male Vocalist.
For the next few years, Andy Kim recorded a few
minor hits and toured North America extensively. In September of 1974, he had a
No.1 hit single on the American charts with "Rock Me Gently."
By the end of 1976, Andy Kim had stopped
recording and disappeared from public life until returning under the stage name
"Baron Longfellow" with a self-titled album in 1980 and, also under
the same pseudonym, in 1984 released "Prisoner by Design" both
of which met with moderate success.
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