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About Dean Friedman

Despite Friedman's apparent absence from the popular music scene, evidence that his name and music have made a lasting impact can be found in repeated appearances in popular media: The British band Half Man Half Biscuit released a best selling EP which contains a track incredibly titled The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman. (Dean emphatically denies this claim.) Underground poet, Nicholas Awde, published a well received collection of poems entitled, I Saw Satan on the Northern Line (Desert Hearts), which includes a romantic poem featuring three ardent Dean Friedman fans. In interviews, the popular American band, Ben Folds Five (Sony/550), acknowledges Dean as an important musical influence and their song Kate, off their latest album, Whatever and Ever Amen, pays direct homage to Dean's first single Ariel.

And so, it came as no surprise to Friedman's UK fans when British TV personality Gaby Roslin, host of the top rated The Big Breakfast show, recently confessed on air to being a massive Dean Friedman fan, herself. Viewer response was "overwhelming" according to the show's producer. Sacks full of mail, faxes and phone calls immediately began pouring in from viewers expressing their love of Friedman's music and support for the idea of a Dean Friedman revival. Friedman has recently been featured on the BBC TV series ‘I Love the ‘70's', confirming him as a pop culture icon of the decade. Friedman has also just taped a guest star appearance on comedian, David Baddiel's new TV series ‘The Baddiel Syndrome' (SKY TV) in which Dean delivers a tour-de-force comedic acting performance playing ‘himself' in an hilarious episode written about him.