Played bass guitar in off-Broadway production of “The Web”.
Wrote national jingle for Thomas’s Toast-r-Cakes English Muffins.
1981First song published with Chappell Music Co.
Moved to New York City.
Wrote the musical score for the Off-Broadway show, “Oh Baby! A Lamaze Odyssey”.
Wrote the song “After All” for Air Supply. Album goes Gold around the world.
Signed worldwide publishing agreement with Warner-Chappell Music.
Received ASCAP songwriting award for “Tell it to My Heart” being amongst the most played songs on the radio in1988.
Co-wrote “Prove Your Love”, Taylor Dayne’s 2nd single which went #1 on Billboard Dance chart and #7 on Hot 100 Billboard chart.
“Tell it to My Heart” and “Prove Your Love” on Billboard’s year-end Top 100 Singles of 1988.
1988Co-Wrote “Homeboy” for Jane Weidlin of The Go-Go’s for her album “Fur” which reached #48 on the U.K. charts.
1992Co-wrote Celine Dion’s single “Did You Give Enough Love” which reached #17 on the Canadian pop charts.
First child, Julian Charles, born.
First book, “Baseball Letters — A Fan’s Correspondence With His Heroes”, published by Random House.“Love is a Beautiful Thing” featured as the theme song in the Gwyneth Paltrow movie “The Pallbearer”.
1999Wrote the song “Instant Pleasure”, sung by Rufus Wainwright, which is featured in the Adam Sandler blockbuster “Big Daddy”.
1999Second book in Baseball Letters trilogy -- “Every Pitcher Tells A Story”-- published by Times Books and becomes a national bestseller.
2001Krystal Harris records ”Love is a Beautiful Thing” as the theme song for the Reese Witherspoon movie, “Legally Blond”.
2002Second child, Luke Daniel, born.
2002“Love is a Beautiful Thing” (Al Green’s version) featured as theme song in the movies “Two Weeks Notice” and “Sorority Boys”.Kelly Llorenna version of “Tell it to My Heart” charts at #9 on the U.K. pop chart.
Third child, Daisy Claire, born.
2004First solo album, “Instant Pleasure” released.Revlon cosmetics uses “Love is a Beautiful Thing” for their worldwide marketing campaign. Song also featured as theme song in the movie “The Cookout”.
2005“Instant Pleasure” awarded Album of the Year, Los Angeles Music Awards.Signed new publishing agreement with Sony Music.
Precedent-setting Swirsky v. Carey (Mariah) decision handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where it is now the standard for proving copyright infringement.Formed pop band, The Red Button.
2007The Red Button releases first album, “She’s About to Cross My Mind”.
2007“The Last Giant”, a short form documentary is an official selection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival and The D.C. International Film Festival.
2010Second solo album —“Watercolor Day”— released. Wins Best Single (for the title track) at The Hollywood Music and Media Awards.
2011“Beatles Stories” has its World Premiere movie debut in Paris at The European Independent Film Festival. Other festivals where it was an Official Selection include Newport Beach, Bend, New York Gold Coast International, Las Vegas and 15 more.
2011Second album by The Red Button — “As Far As Yesterday Goes”— released. The single, “Caught in the Middle”, chosen as “Coolest Song in the World this Week” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Sirius radio program.
2015“Tell it to My Heart” used by Cheetos in an ad for Super Bowl 49.
2016Release of third solo album, “Circles and Squares”, named 2nd best record of the year (out of 125) on The International Pop Overthrow year-end list.
2017Fourth book — “21 Ways to a Happier Depression: A Creative Guide to Getting Unstuck from Anxiety, Setbacks and Stress” — is published by Sourcebooks.
Recognized with two entries and two honorable mentions in the book “Shake Some Action 2.0: An Updated Guide to the 200 Greatest Power Pop Albums, 1970-2017."
Third album by The Red Button, “Now It's All This!” (JEM Records), released. Two singles, “Can’t Let Candy Go” and “Tracy’s Party”, chosen as “Coolest Song in the World this Week” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Sirius radio program.
UPCOMING IN 2021—Release of 4th solo album.—Release of two books for children.—Exhibition of paintings at Margarita Mix Studio and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, as Artist-in Residence.Details to follow.