Carole Bayer Sager
Carole Bayer Sager is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer.
Born in New York City, Sager graduated from New York University, where she majored in English, dramatic arts and speech. She had already co-written her first pop hit, "A Groovy Kind of Love", with Toni Wine, while still a student at the New York City High School of Music and Art. It was recorded by the British invasion band The Mindbenders, whose version was a worldwide hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100). The song was subsequently recorded by Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, and Phil Collins, whose rendition for the film Buster hit #1 in 1988.
Her first recording as a singer was the 1977 album Carole Bayer Sager, which included the #1 international single "You're Moving Out Today", a song which she co-wrote with Bette Midler. The album went platinum in Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It was followed by .Too in 1978 and a third and last album, co-produced by Burt Bacharach, entitled Sometimes Late at Night, which included a top 30 hit single "Stronger Than Before", later recorded by Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan.
Many of Sager's early songs were co-written with her former husband, composer Bacharach.