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"He sure got me laughing.“On and Off” puts you courtside as Stephen “Bish” Bishop works his way through the Hollywood music and film business of the Seventies, Eighties, and onward. “On and Off” can be a helpful playbook for songwriters anywhere.Want to know how a high tenor with big glasses and colorful suits made lots of A-list friends and got dozens of songs recorded by major artists and placed in films? “On and Off” is the read for you."
ASYLUM RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST
On and Off is a wonderful, detailed read about the life and prolific career of a phenomenally talented artist. Featuring the humor, quirkiness, and variety that Stephen Bishop is known for, On and Off is sure to please hardcore fans and intrigue those who are familiar with this singer-songwriter’s big hits. This book provides a buffet of content, including Stephen’s memories, his thoughts on other artists and his own albums, lyrics, photos, chapters devoted to important moments in his life and career, and more. No stone is left unturned, making On and Off a beautiful way to celebrate an extraordinary career and person.
AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST
Stephen Bishop, a songwriter since the age of thirteen, left his home in San Diego for Los Angeles at seventeen. He got a job writing songs for a publishing company for fifty dollars a week. Years later, this veteran songwriter has had his songs recorded by Phil Collins, Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Kenny Loggins, Beyonce, Art Garfunkel, Pavarotti, David Crosby, and many others. He has written the theme songs to “Animal House,” “The China Syndrome,” “White Nights,” and countless other films. 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.
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.