Stephen Bishop, a songwriter since the age of thirteen, left his home in San Diego for Los Angeles at seventeen. He got a job as a staff songwriter at E.H. Morris Publishing for fifty dollars a week. Years later, this veteran songwriter has had his songs recorded by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Loggins, Beyonce, Pavarotti, David Crosby and many others. Over the years, film fans have long treasured Bishop’s appearances in pictures such as Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, Twilight Zone: The Movie and, of course, his legendary cameo as the “Charming Guy with Guitar” in National Lampoon’s Animal House, which he did the theme to. In addition to “Separate Lives” from the movie White Nights, he’s contributed songs for other films, such as Tootsie, The China Syndrome, Roadie, Mickie & Maude and Unfaithfully Yours, among others.
Stephen is a two-time Grammy nominated recording artist and Oscar nominated singer-songwriter. His hits include, “On and On,” “It Might Be You” (the theme from Tootsie), “Separate Lives,” “Save it For A Rainy Day” and more.
In total Stephen has written 650+ songs, released 19 albums, sold over 15+ million records worldwide for himself and 100+ million for other singer-songwriters. His music has been streamed over 500+ million times.