Elliot Lurie Biography and Wiki
Elliot Lurie is an American singer/musician, who is well known as the former lead vocalist, lead instrumentalist and ballad maker for the band, Looking Glass, from 1969 to 1974. He is also known for writing the lyrics of the band’s 1972 #1 hit single “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” and their 1973 top-forty single “Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne”.
The musician was born in Brooklyn and grew up in one of the boroughs of New York City in the 1940s. He developed an interest in making music when he was young, thus, he spent most of his childhood practicing the art mostly in school and with friends in the hood.
Elliot Lurie Age and Birthday
Lurie is 71 years old as of 2019 as he was born on August 19, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on August 19th every year and will be 72 years old on Aug. 19th, 2020.
Elliot Lurie Height and Weight
Lurie appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Elliot Lurie Family
After doing our research, details about his parents are not available and it is also not known if he has any siblings.
Elliot Lurie Wife
Lurie likes to keep his personal life private hence information about his dating life is not available.
It is therefore not known whether he is married or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Elliot Lurie Facts and Body Measurements
- Full Name: Elliot Lurie
- Age/ How Old?: 71
- Date of Birth: August 19, 1948
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
- Birthday: 19th Aug.
- Nationality: American
- Married?: Not disclosed
- Profession: Singer-songwriter
- Net worth: $600,000
Elliot Lurie Career
After leaving the band in the mid-1970s, Lurie released a self-titled album and a single, “Disco (Where You Gonna Go)”, both on Epic Records. Neither reached the Billboard Top 100.
He later signed with another record and conjointly worked writing songs for Chappell Music and Screen Gems Music. In addition, Elliot Lurie wrote and sang lead on their 1972 #1 hit single “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” and their 1973 top-forty single “Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne.”
In the eighties, Lurie wrote and made music for personal business use. Elliot Lurie moved to Los Angeles in 1984, and in 1985, became head of the music department at 20th Century Fox.
Since then Elliot Lurie worked as music supervisor on numerous mainstream films, including Alien 3 (1992), A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), I Spy (2002) and Spanglish (2004).
Elliot Lurie Brandy
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) is a 1972 song written and composed by Elliot Lurie and recorded by his band, on their its album Looking Glass. In high school, Elliot Lurie had a girlfriend named Randy. So he started inserting the name Randy into the lyrics of the song he was creating.
“The song is about a barmaid, so I thought, why don’t I change the name to ‘Brandy,” Lurie said. “But when I first finished writing it, I didn’t jump up and down and say, ‘this is a hit.’”
The single reached number two on the former chart for four weeks, stuck behind Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”, before reaching number one, only for “Brandy” to be dethroned by “Alone Again (Naturally)” the week after. Billboard ranked it as the 12th song of 1972. Horns and strings were organized by Larry Fallon.
The lyrics tell of hard liquor, a bartender in a very busy harbor city that serves “a hundred ships daily.” Though lonely sailors flirt with her, she pines for one who’s long since left her because he claimed his life, his love, and his lady, was “the sea.”
The urban myth that Brandy was based on Mary Ellis (1750–1828), a spinster in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has been refuted by Elliot Lurie himself. Lurie also refutes the suggestion that the song was written by songwriter Stephen Homner, and eventually sold to Elliot Lurie after he expressed interest in the song.
Brandy was used in the films Lords of Dogtown, Say Anything…, Charlie’s Angels, A Very Brady Sequel, Lymelife, and the 2018 Spike Lee Film BlacKkKlansman. It was also used in an episode of the 2009 television show Harper’s Island, and it can be heard in the background in a scene set in the longshoremen’s bar in Season 2 of The Wire.
A Beautiful Music instrumental version is often detected within the background once Chris Knight is moving his potential future leader within the film Real Genius.
On the album, Silver City by Sarah Borges, the song “Same Old 45” retells the story of Brandy from her point of view. Fantasy author Alex Bledsoe used Brandy’s name and also the song’s story for his novel Wake of the Bloody Angel. The song is included on the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
It appears in the opening scene and again in a scene on Ego the Living Planet, when Ego uses the lyrics as a metaphor to explain his experience as a cosmos-wandering Celestial who fell in love with Peter Quill’s mother on Earth. Ego called the song “one of Earth’s greatest musical compositions, perhaps the greatest.”
Following the song’s release in 1972, “Brandy” increased in popularity as a girl’s name in the United States. According to data from the Social Security Administration, drawn from “Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States,” Brandy was the 353rd most popular name in 1971, 140th in 1972, and, in 1973 (the first full year after the song’s popularity), 82nd.
Elliot Lurie Songs
» Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)
» Jimmy Loves Mary Anne
» Goodbye Heart
» Blue Lady
» Better Man
Elliot Lurie Salary
US musician salaries range from an average of $67,411 to as much as $3million a year. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee in question. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary figures of Lurie but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Elliot Lurie Net Worth
Lurie has enjoyed a long career in the journalism industry spanning almost three decades. Through proceeds from his work as a singer-songwriter, he has been able to accumulate a modest fortune. He is estimated to have a net worth of about $600,000.
Frequently Asked Questions About Elliot Lurie
Who is Elliot Lurie?
Elliot is an accomplished musician who gained broad recognition for writing and performing the hit song, Brandy together with his Looking Glass bandmates.
How old is Elliot Lurie?
He is an American national born on August 19, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York.
How tall is Elliot Lurie?
Elliot has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Elliot Lurie married?
Details about his love life are still under review. We will let you know when he gets in a relationship or when we discover helpful information about his love life.
How much is Elliot Lurie worth?
Elliot has an approximate net worth of $600,000. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.
How much does Elliot Lurie make?
At the moment, we do not have the exact salary figures of Elliot but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Where does E. Lurie live?
Because of security reasons, Elliot has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
Is E. Lurie dead or alive?
Elliot is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is E. Lurie now?
Elliot is pursuing his career in music. He still performs in concerts and events.
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