Alan Tarney

Alan Tarney (born Nov. 19, 1945) is an English-born musician and songwriter who first emerged in the Australian pop-psych band the James Taylor Move, which also included his long-time musical partner Trevor Spencer. The pair later emerged in Cliff Richard‘s backing band and formed their own namesake duo, recording three albums on Bradley’s and A&M during the late 1970s. In 1980, Tarney produced and largely wrote the material for the albums I’m No Hero by Richard, Living In a Fantasy by Leo Sayer, and the eponymous album by Barbara Dickson. As the decade advanced, Tarney notched further production credits with Squeeze, David Cassidy, and a-ha.

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