Bio

 

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SUSAN HAMILTON began her musical career as a child prodigy, winning numerous awards and performing as a soloist with symphonies in the Los Angeles area. After study in Aspen, then Rome as a Fulbright scholar, a fateful decision sends her life hurtling in the direction that her first book, Hit Woman chronicles: the story of the “classical music chick” who finds her destiny in recording studios the world over.

As the sole proprietor and operator of HEA Productions in Manhattan, Susan received more than 100 CLIOs, SAMPACs, and other broadcasting awards for jingles and underscores.
Some of the titles—

Diet Coke “Elton & Paula”, “Elton & Bogie”
Coca-Cola Classic “The Real Thing”
U.S. Army “Be All You Can Be”
Dr. Pepper “Be A Pepper”
U.N.C.F. “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste”
U.S.Post Office “We Deliver for You”
Revlon “Charlie”
Miller Beer “Made the American Way”
McDonald’s “Food Folks and Fun”, “Ein Fach Gut”,”Every Time a Good Time” (McDonald’s campaign in 30+ countries)
Keds “For All Those Moments You Feel Like a Pro”
Eastern Airlines “Arrival,” “Second Summer”
Sanka “Surprising Sanka”
Lipton Tea “Look at All Those Little Old Ladies Sipping Lipton Tea”
Burger King “Break the Rules”, “Burger King Town”
Citibank “The Citi Never Sleeps”
Chevrolet “Today’s Chevrolet”
Circuit City “Where Service is State of the Art”
Kodak”Colors,” “Daddy’s Little Girl”
Jamaica Tourist Board “One Love”
In Television, credits include

Mancuso FBI – Theme and underscoring;
Jim Henson Hour – Theme;
CBS & NBC – Award-Winning Network Themes;
PAX TV – 2 network themes;
One To Grow On – Theme

Record production credits include

Michael Bolton
“Walk Away” (The Hunger album)
“Georgia” (Soul Provider album)
“How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” *
“When A Man Loves A Woman” **
*Re-did vocals and mix for single version – Grammy Winner/#1 Record
** Produced and arranged track – #1 Record
Robin Beck
Entire Album – Pop Rock Album (producer & writer)
“Close to You” – European single
Judy Collins
“Test of Time” – co-writer and producer
“Queen of the Night” – producer (Fires of Eden album)
Dan Lucas
Entire Album – German Pop Artist (producer and writer)

In more than 40 years of producing, writing and arranging, Susan worked with:

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Gladys Knight
Paula Abdul
George Lamond
Lynn Anderson
Julian Lennon
John Barry
Little River Band
Robin Beck
Tone Loc
Tony Bennett
Dave Loggins
Elmer Bernstein
Dan Lucas
Chuck Berry
Loretta Lynn
Stephen Bishop
Barry Manilow
Michael Bolton
George Martin
C & C Music Factory
Mills Brothers
Eric Carmen
Muddy Waters
Karen and Richard Carpenter
Neville Brothers
Peter Cetera
Randy Newman
Ray Charles
Ohio Players
Desmond Child
Osmonds
Judy Collins
Richard Page
Cindy Crawford
Leontyne Price
Lisa Dalbello
Phil Ramone
Bo Diddley
Little Richard
Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nelson Riddle
Donald Fagen
Lee Rittenour
Charlie Fox
Paul Shaffer
Glenn Frey
Brooke Shields
Marvin Gaye
Carly Simon
Vince Gill
Phoebe Snow
Dave Grusin
Squeeze
John Lee Hooker
Take 6
Michael Jackson
Temptations
Doctor John
Mel Torme
Elton John
Ike & Tina Turner
Chaka Kahn
Bonnie Tyler
BB King
Was Not Was
Jodie Watley
Doc Watson
(partial list)

Hit Woman is Susan’s first book.