Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ali Thomson


Ali Thomson (born in 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a singer\songwriter from the 80s. His brother is Doug Thomson, who was a member of the Alan Bown Set and Supertramp.

Ali began singing and playing piano & moved to London in the 70s where he got a songwriting gig at Mountain Records.  After Doug set up an audition for Ali at A&M Records, he relocated to Los Angeles, California.
In 1980, Ali released his debut album, "Take a Little Rhythm" which didn't appear to make the Billboard 200 chart.
Ali scored a hit with the title song which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in August of 1980.
The follow-up single, "Live Every Minute" peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1981, Ali wrote singer Gary Wright's last hit, "Really Wanna Know You."
During that same year, Ali released his last album to date, "Deception is Art" which didn't appear to go anywhere on the charts.
The only single released was "Foolish Child" which peaked at #105 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
In 1989, Ali released the single, "What Dreams Are Made Of" on EG Records, but it's unknown how or if the single was ever successful.

These days, he continues to work in the music industry as a songwriter for artists such as A1, Steps, Lisa Stansfield, and Brian Kennedy.

To see a fan-made video for "Take a Little Rhythm," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B2eT2qLhaU

To see a fan-made video for "Foolish Child," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOkE96Mhrns

To see a fan-made video for "Live Every Minute," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5a1rtZNcXM

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