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Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop

Charming Guy with Guitar in Animal House 1984

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Stephen Bishop, LA 1984

What is your public image?

People have a tendency to slot artists. They know me from “On and On,” and “It Might Be You” from Tootsie, which has sunk me deeper into the MOR well.

How did you make the big leap from San Diego to Hollywood?

It was a very big leap. I first moved to Hollywood when I was 18, in 1969. The first time I had actually been here was in 1966 with my group The Weeds. We were a combination of The Beatles, The Stones, and The Buffalo Springfield, all rolled into one. I started writing when I was 13 and had amassed about 26 songs by the time I was 15. We came up to record in this guy’s living room. We recorded all day and night. Some recording studio this guy had—he was in another room and he’d come out and say, “Okay, go!” and then he’d run back to his room and press the button. I was just thrilled.


  

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