Stephen Bishop, an acclaimed singer-songwriter with an enduring passion for his craft, embarked on his musical journey at the tender age of thirteen. Leaving his hometown of San Diego behind, he ventured to Los Angeles at seventeen, where he secured a position as a staff songwriter at E.H. Morris Publishing, earning a humble fifty dollars per week.
As the years unfolded, Stephen's exceptional talent earned him the distinguished honor of having his compositions recorded by a plethora of legendary artists. The list reads like a who's who of music royalty, including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Loggins, Beyonce, Luciano Pavarotti, Frida (ABBA) David Crosby, and countless others. Such is the caliber of his songwriting prowess.
Beyond his contributions to the music world, Stephen's captivating presence has also graced the silver screen, delighting film enthusiasts in memorable movies like "Kentucky Fried Movie," "The Blues Brothers," "Twilight Zone: The Movie," and, undoubtedly, his iconic cameo as the "Charming Guy with Guitar" in the revered classic "National Lampoon's Animal House," for which he also crafted the theme.
Furthermore, Stephen's mark extends to the realm of film soundtracks, with notable contributions including the timeless ballad "Separate Lives" from the Oscar nominated motion picture "White Nights." His talent has also lent itself to other notable films, such as the Oscar nominated film, "Tootsie," "The China Syndrome," "Roadie," "Mickie & Maude," and "Unfaithfully Yours," among others.
Notably, Stephen Bishop's distinguished career has garnered him two Grammy nominations and an Oscar nomination, solidifying his standing as a prominent recording artist and singer-songwriter. His impressive repertoire of hits includes chart-toppers like "On and On," the iconic theme song from "Tootsie" titled "It Might Be You," the emotionally resonant "Separate Lives," and the ever-popular "Save it For A Rainy Day," among many others.
To encapsulate Stephen's extraordinary achievements, he has penned an astonishing 650+ songs, released 19 albums, and achieved global sales exceeding 15+ million records for his own works, while contributing to the success of other celebrated singer-songwriters, amassing a staggering 100+ million records sold. Furthermore, his music has touched the hearts of countless listeners worldwide, garnering over 500+ million streams.
Stephen's remarkable career has witnessed an impressive array of over 75+ acclaimed recording artists who have chosen to record his illustrious compositions. For a glimpse into the profound impact of his songwriting, we invite you to explore a curated selection of these exceptional melodies by clicking here.
Bishop is happily married to Liz Kamlet, his manager and an accomplished music industry executive.