The world of music dresses in mourning. The great composer Jon Lind has passed away on Saturday, January 15 at the age of 73 after a two-year battle with cancer. A piece of news that has undoubtedly dismayed everyone who had the pleasure of working with him.
And it is that Lind has a long list of successes in his hands. Songs like Boogie Wonderland and Sun Goddess by Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as Crazy For You by Madonna or Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams, are part of his catalog. Although they are not the only ones. He has also co-written songs for Cher, Rick Astley, and more.
Although Jon Lind’s career also expands to other territories. According to Variety, he was also head of A&R for Hollywood Records, bringing in the likes of Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jesse McCartney, and more.
Due to his career and talent, he has also garnered several awards that make him a music legend. In 1992, he received the Song of the Year award from ASCAP, the famous American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He got it with Save the Best for Last by Vanessa Williams. In addition, with this same theme, he got two nominations at the Grammys in 1993: Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
The news of his death has moved artists and numerous professionals within the industry who were able to share unique moments with Lind. “The songwriting community has lost a great songwriter and precious soul in Jon Lind, who has left a legacy of iconic songs as a writer and A&R. Our ASCAP family mourns his loss, but his humor, his music, and his wonderful and generous spirit lives in our hearts”, declares ASCAP on its social networks.
From LOS40 we want to send our deepest condolences to his wife Susan Drew, his daughters and stepchildren Jenny, Joanna, Daniel D’Astuges, and Catherine Jones and all their relatives. Rest in peace Jon.