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Birth Name: Pauli Hardcastle
Born: 1957/12/10
Birth Place: London, England
Years Active: 1982–present
Genres: Dance-pop, House, Freestyle Music, Smooth Jazz, New Wave

Paul Hardcastle (born 10 December 1957, London, England) is an English composer and musician, specializing in the synthesizer. Hardcastle is best known for the Dance hits "Rain Forest" and "19." He achieved some acclaim for his early singles, notably the Electro-funk Hip-Hop instrumental classic, "Rain Forest" (1984), but came to greater prominence in 1985 with the international hit "19," a song about America's involvement in the Vietnam War and the effect it had on the soldiers who served, using sampled dialogue from a USA television documentary about the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by veterans. Hardcastle enjoyed several further hits in the UK, including "Don't Waste My Time" ... Continue Bio >>

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