Dean Friedman is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New Jersey whose pop sound has evolved dramatically throughout his 30-year-plus career. Though he is described in the US as a one hit wonder for the 1977 song "Ariel," Friedman has a solid fan base in the UK and has penned songs that have been covered by various contemporary artists, including Barenaked Ladies, Ariel Pink and Ben Folds. A pioneer in the world of pop, he is known for integrating humor and folk elements into his music, particularly on albums such as Rumpled Romeo, from 1981, and 2002's The Treehouse Journals.
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