Loverde & Patrick Cowley - Die Hard Lover b/w My World Is Empty Without You (1982) - single



Frank Loverde (or simply Loverde) (1947–1990) was an American disco singer and musician active during the 1980s. Based in San Francisco,
Loverde worked with record producer Patrick Cowley on his greatest success; Die Hard Lover, released in 1982.

Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 - November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. Besides Giorgio Moroder, he is often credited as a pioneer of electronic dance music

Working with Linda Imperial and her sister, Loverde made a name for himself on the San Francisco club scene as both a DJ and performer. During this time, the trio gained a record deal with Prism Records and released Iko-Iko, a record produced by Patrick Cowley and Michael Finden, in 1980. Loverde continued on the club circuit, occasionally working on studio projects, until 1982 when he was given an instrumental track by Patrick Cowley and asked to write lyrics for it. This track became "Die Hard Lover", which was recorded along with Linda Imperial and Peggy Gibbons.
The trio, now calling themselves Loverde, had huge success with the single in 1982 and became celebrities in the Hi-NRG music community.


A - Die Hard Lover  (4:14)
      Arranged By – Frank Loverde, Patrick Cowley
      Written-By – Don Miley, Frank Loverde, Patrick Cowley

B - My World Is Empty Without You  (4:30)
      Arranged By – Denver Smith, Horus Jack Tolson
      Written-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland

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Release:  1982
Genre: Disco
Label:  Rams Horn

Catalog# RAMSH-1137

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