Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1945, Eric Woolfson has been a successful songwriter for more than twenty years.
He was first signed as a writer, aged eighteen, by Andrew Loog Oldham the legendary producer of the Rolling Stones.
Before 1975 and the advent of the Alan Parsons Project, Eric's songs had been covered by more than one hundred artistes, including such names as: Marianne Faithful, Frank Ifield, Joe Dassin, The Tremeloes, Marmalade, Dave Berry, Peter Noone, and the US group Music Explosion. Eric's song "Baby Make It Soon", sung by Chris Farlowe, was Mick Jagger's first production and the French artist Marie's recording of his composition "Soleil" won the Antibes Song Festival in 1971 and reached number one in the French charts.
As a record producer, Eric's credits included artists such as The Equals, Freddy Garrity (of The Dreamers), The Tremeloes, Dave Berry, and Graham Gouldman of 10cc.
In the early seventies, Eric turned his hand to management and was instantly successful. His first two signings were Carl Douglas, (whose record "Kung Fu Fighting" was one of the biggest selling hits of all time) and engineer/record producer Alan Parsons.
Eric devised and formed The Alan Parsons Project and the collaboration with Alan became a creative as well as business one.
During the last fifteen years, Eric has conceived and written all ten Alan Parsons Project albums, which have achieved world-wide sales in excess of forty million. In addition, Eric is the pianist on Alan Parsons Project albums and has sung on many of the hit singles including "Eye In The Sky" and "Time", both of which have achieved awards for million plus performances in America alone.
Eric has always found musical inspirations in great creative minds. These have been as diverse as the writer Edgar Allan Poe and the architect Antonio Gaudi. In 1985 he hit upon the idea of researching the works of Sigmund Freud, undoubtedly one of the greatest of creative minds.
The result of the last five years of intensive research, writing and recording is Eric's most ambitious venture to date... Freudiana.
This biography was written for the "Freudiana" press kit in 1992. Catch the latest Eric Woolfson musical "Gambler", now running in Germany.