Robert Hazard

Musician, Musical Artist

1948 – 2008

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Who was Robert Hazard?

Robert Hazard, born Robert Rimato, was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, musician, probably best known for composing and recording the song "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", which Cyndi Lauper covered, turning the song into a best-selling hit. He also composed the 1980s new wave and MTV hits, "Escalator of Life" and "Change Reaction", which he performed with his band, Robert Hazard and the Heroes, which was popular in the Philadelphia club scene during the 1980s. These songs appeared on the five song EP Robert Hazard, released in 1982. Hazard's first major label album, Wing of Fire, was released by RCA Records in January 1984.

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Born
Aug 21, 1948
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Hazard, Robert
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
Aug 5, 2008
Boston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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