Andy McMaster
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Andy McMaster

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Andrew “Andy” McMaster (born 27 July 1941) is a Scottish songwriter, best known for writing the lyrics and music of hit songs "Airport" and "Forget About You" by The Motors and co-writing, with Nick Garvey, "Dancing the Night Away", which ...

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Biography

Andrew “Andy” McMaster (born 27 July 1941) is a Scottish songwriter, best known for writing the lyrics and music of hit songs "Airport" and "Forget About You" by The Motors and co-writing, with Nick Garvey, "Dancing the Night Away", which reached numbers 4, 13 and 42 respectively, in the UK charts between 1977 and 1978. The Motors single, "Tenement Steps", was also written by McMaster and peaked at number 17 in the Netherlands chart, in August 1980. He also wrote works that were recorded and released by Anita Harris, Alex Harvey, Ducks Deluxe, and James Dewar.

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Andy McMaster Biography

Andrew “Andy” McMaster (born 27 July 1941) is a Scottish songwriter, best known for writing the lyrics and music of hit songs "Airport" and "Forget About You" by The Motors and co-writing, with Nick Garvey, "Dancing the Night Away", which reached numbers 4, 13 and 42 respectively, in the UK charts between 1977 and 1978. The Motors single, "Tenement Steps", was also written by McMaster and peaked at number 17 in the Netherlands chart, in August 1980. He also wrote works that were recorded and released by Anita Harris, Alex Harvey, Ducks Deluxe, and James Dewar.

McMaster was born in Glasgow and raised in the city's Calton area, which is part of Glasgow’s East End. In May 1968, one of McMaster's songs, "Tuppenny Bus Ride", was released by singer and television star, Anita Harris. He co-wrote a song, "Broken Hearted Fairytale", with Alex Harvey, which appeared on Harvey's solo album, Roman Wall Blues, released in 1969. In 1970, McMaster released a solo single, on President Records, called "I Can’t Get Drunk Without You Babe".

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