New Jersey's D. L. Byron grew up listening to the sounds of the Beatles and the Byrds. These influences can be heard on his debut album, "This Day and Age" (Arista 1980). Arista's legendary Clive Davis signed Byron looking to find an American version of Elvis Costello or Graham Parker. In 1980, "Listen to the Heartbeat." was a hit single and Byron toured the U.S. opening for Bob Seger and the Boomtown Rats. Byron also contributed a version of "You Can't Hurry Love" to the soundtrack to the film "Times Square" and recorded a cover of "Down in the Boondocks," that featured Billy Joel on backing vocals and was released as a single. After material he recorded for his second album was deemed not commercial enough by hitmeister Clive, Byron asked to be released from his contract. Byron concentrated on his songwriting and scored a hit with "Shadows of the Night' with Pat Benatar among others. He began performing and recording again in 1998. Thanks to D.L. for allowing me to post his music.
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