Over the past four decades, Larry Weiss has achieved creative heights some would envy. He is a multi-awarded songwriter for his iconic Rhinestone Cowboy. His songs span the creative from the late Nat Cole to the incomparable Jeff beck, from Eric Burdon and the Animals to Dolly Parton, from Wilson Pickett to Neil Diamond to Radiohead.
His number one worldwide hit, Bend Me Shape Me, has been used as a product endorsement for numerous major brands. Jeff Beck’s Hi Ho Silver Lining is the biggest soccer anthem in the U.K., and performed by England’s who’s who of the Rock world. Many of his songs have also appeared in T.V. or film projects all over the world.
Inspired by his song, Weiss was the driving force behind getting the film Rhinestone made, Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton its stars.
A Broadway Musical, Rhinestone Cowboy, libretto and song score by Weiss, recently developed for the stage, is slated for 2012. The Dallas Cowboys will be using his song as their charge theme for the 2011 season.
In the very near future, Las Vegas may very well see a casino/resort hotel honoring the Country Music field, and in Nashville a boutique hotel, both using the Rhinestone Cowboy brand.
Larry, expanding his story telling for feature film, and leaning towards inspirational and family values, has written an adventure/fantasy story for feature film called The Last Magician.
He has also acquired the rights to the amazing life story of Maximilian Sikinger, the man who helped start the nature boy movement in California in the 1940’s, and whose persona inspired the song Nature Boy launching the singing career of Nat Cole.
In his spare time, Weiss, an abstract painter, is a singer/songwriter who performs mostly for charity in various venues domestically and abroad. His original version of Rhinestone Cowboy attracted Glen Campbell to record the song when he first heard it on the radio. Larry’s latest CD release, Cuts and Scratches is on the Cape Records International label.
Larry Weiss, born in New Jersey, who began his writing career in the 1960’s on the streets of New York, has also lived in Los Angeles. He has two daughters and a son all involved in the entertainment field. Nashville Tennessee has been his home over the past twenty years.