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Ralph Murphy

ArtForm: Workshop Panellist

Born in England; raised in Canada, the well-travelled Ralph Murphy has worked extensively on both sides of the Atlantic during his music career. His first #1 song in Europe was "Call My Name" by James Royal (1966). After several years as an artist and producer, Ralph moved to New York in 1969 to produce the band April Wine (two gold albums; one platinum). In 1971, Ralph had his first Country hit in Nashville with "Good Enough To Be Your Wife," #2 for Jeannie C. Riley. By 1976, Ralph and business partner Roger Cook opened Pic-A-Lic Music in Nashville. During the decade of its existence, the company prospered, more of Ralph's songs became hits ("He Got You" for Ronnie Milsap; "Half The Way" for Crystal Gayle) and has recent hits with Paul Brady and Cliff Richard. Ralph has served as president of NSAI. He has spent the last two years working on his book “Murphy’s Law of Songwriting”

Ralph is now Vice President for ASCAP Nashville.

Biog as provided to City Showcase in 2010

Featuring In:

Winter Workshops part 1 - City Showcase: Session
Tuesday 18.01.2011
Murphy's Law of Songwriting - 11/10/12 - in association with ASCAP
Thursday 11.10.2012
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