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Name: Andy Kim  
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Date of Birth: 5th December 1952
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Profession: Composer
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Andy Kim, born December 5, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a pop singer/songwriter.

His real name is Andrew Youakim. In 1967, he left home, going to New York City to pursue a career in music. His stay was short-lived, but back home he worked on his music and in 1968 under the stage name Andy Kim, released the single "How'd We Ever Get This Way? " that made the U.S. top twenty. In 1969, he had two his singles, "Rainbow Ride" that made it into the U.S. top twenty, and "Baby I Love You" made it to No. 5, and was popular enough in Canada to earn him a Juno Award as his country's "Top Male Vocalist."

For the next few years, Andy Kim recorded a few minor hits and toured North America extensively. In September of 1974, he had a No.1 hit single on the American charts with "Rock Me Gently."

By the end of 1976, Andy Kim had stopped recording and disappeared from public life until returning under the stage name "Baron Longfellow" with a self-titled album in 1980 and, also under the same pseudonym, in 1984 released "Prisoner by Design" both of which met with moderate success.

Andy Kim released a new CD/EP on October 19, 2004 called "I Forgot to Mention". The CD has recieved rave reviews. The release of a music video in the summer of 2005 to "Love Is" has reached #1 at

Andy Kim recieved the honor of becoming Favorite Solo Artist of the Year (2005) at the Canadian Music Week in March, 2005.

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