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Eddie Schwartz

Songwriter, Producer, Artist
"Does a Fool Ever Learn," "All Our Tomorrows," "The Doctor," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"

Songwriter, Producer, Artist - "Does a Fool Ever Learn," "All Our Tomorrows," "The Doctor," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"

Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit songs as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" recorded by Pat Benetar, "Don't Shed A Tear" by Paul Carrack, and "The Doctor" by the Doobie Brothers, as well as some two hundred songs recorded and performed by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Robert Palmer, America, Jeffrey Osborne, Donna Summer, Rita Coolidge, Rascal Flatts and Mountain among others. As a record producer, he has enjoyed success with numerous projects, including the Doobie Brothers' "Cycles" album, Paul Carrack's "Groove Approved", Rita Coolidge’s “Fire Me Back”, as well as a his own recordings as an artist. His worldwide “physical” sales are currently in excess of 65 million units. A native of Toronto, Eddie has won numerous music industry awards including multiple JUNO, and SOCAN awards, including SOCAN's prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. In addition, he serves as President of the Songwriters Association of Canada, Co-Chair of Music Creators North America and the Executive committee of CIAM, CISAC’s music creator arm, was a longstanding director of SOCAN, and is a graduate of the renown Leadership Music program in Nashville, where he has lived since 1997. In late 2012 Eddie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.