Patrick Leonard

born in 1955

Patrick Leonard

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Patrick Leonard
Born 1955 (age 58–59)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Songwriter, keyboardist, music producer
Spouse Olivia d'Abo (2002-2012)

Patrick Raymond Leonard (born 1955) is an American songwriter, keyboardist and music producer of French-Canadian descent.[1] He gained his entry into the music business with late 1970s Chicago-based pomp rock band Trillion, which also featured future Toto singer Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen on lead vocals. He is best known for his longtime collaboration with Madonna on many different projects including her albums True Blue (1986), Who's That Girl (1987), Like a Prayer (1989), I'm Breathless (1990) and Ray of Light (1998). He also music scored her 2008 documentary I Am Because We Are and was musical director on her tours, The Virgin Tour (1985) and Who's That Girl World Tour (1987).

Leonard has worked with a wide variety of artists, including late-period Pink Floyd and solo Roger Waters and David Gilmour, as well as Boz Scaggs, Deborah Blando, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Julian Lennon, Elton John, Anna Vissi, Jody Watley, Rod Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Adams, Jewel, Blue October, and up and coming artist Rachel Loy. He also was half of the art-pop group Toy Matinee with the late Kevin Gilbert and Third Matinee with Richard Page. In 1997, Leonard released the new age album Rivers on his own record label, Unitone.[2] Leonard has three children: a daughter named Jessie (for whom Madonna's song "Dear Jessie" was written), and two sons, Sean, who plays keyboards, and Jordan, who plays bass.

Selected credits

  • Madonna (1985-1990, 1994, 1998, 2008)
    • Musical director The Virgin Tour (1985); Who's That Girl World Tour (1987)
    • Writer and producer from True Blue (1986): "Live to Tell" "La Isla Bonita", "Where's the Party", "White Heat", "Love Makes the World Go Round"; from Who's That Girl (1987): "Who's That Girl", "The Look of Love" (1987); from Like a Prayer (1989): "Like a Prayer", "Cherish", "Till Death Do Us Part", "Promise to Try", "Pray for Spanish Eyes", "Act of Contrition", "Dear Jessie", "Oh Father", "Supernatural"; from I'm Breathless (1990): "Hanky Panky", "Cry Baby", "He's a Man", "Now I'm Following You" and "Something to Remember" (which was also used as the title for the 1995 ballad compilation Something to Remember); from With Honors (1994): "I'll Remember"; from Ray of Light (1998): "Frozen", "Nothing Really Matters", "Has to Be", "Sky Fits Heaven", "Skin"
    • Producer "To Have and Not to Hold" (1998) "The Power of Good-Bye" (1998), "I'm Going Bananas" (1990) and "Open Your Heart" (1986).
    • Music score I Am Because We Are (2008) - Leonard scored the music for the documentary which was written, narrated and produced by Madonna.
  • Bryan Ferry - co-produced the album Bête Noire
  • Nick Kamen - co-written the song "Tell Me" with Madonna (1988)
  • Anna Vissi - (Apagorevmeno - written and produced songs, including the title track)
  • Jody Watley - "Most of All"
  • Julie Brown - "Boys 'R a Drug" (1987)
  • Donna De Lory - co-written the song "Just a Dream" with Madonna (1992)
  • Roger Waters - (co-produced the album Amused to Death)
  • Pink Floyd - "Yet Another Movie"
  • Bon Jovi - co-produced the album This Left Feels Right
  • Fleetwood Mac - "Love Shines", "Heart of Stone",
  • Julian Lennon - produced album, keyboards Mr. Jordan, and co-wrote the song, "Make It Up to You" (1989)
  • Pat Monahan - Last of Seven
  • Williams Brothers - "Some Become Strangers" (1987)
  • Carly Simon - "If It Wasn't Love" (1986)
  • Boz Scaggs - "Cool Running" (1988)
  • Peter Cetera - "One Good Woman"
  • Lara Fabian - written and produced 3 songs for her first English-language album, Lara Fabian: "Part Of Me", "Givin' Up On You" and "Yeliel (My Angel)"
  • Natalie Imbruglia - "That Day"
  • Jewel - produced the album, Spirit, and co-wrote the song, "Hands"
  • David Darling - "96 Years"
  • Elton John - The Road to El Dorado (producer and co-writer of "Someday Out Of The Blue"), Songs From The West Coast (producer)
  • Ken Hensley (ex-Uriah Heep), From Time to Time (1994), keyboards on "There Comes a Time"
  • Leonard Cohen, "Show Me the Place" (2011), co-writer and musician
  • Leonard Cohen, Old Ideas (2012), co-writer and musician


  2. Phares, Heather. [Patrick Leonard at All Music Guide Biography: Patrick Leonard]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 17 June 2010.

External links

  • Patrick Leonard at the Internet Movie Database
  • Patrick Leonard Official Website
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