Robert Hazard Dies At 59
August 6, 2008 at 2:50 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of singer/songwriter ROBERT HAZARD, who died TUESDAY night after surgery in BOSTON at 59, according to the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER's MICHAEL KLEIN.
HAZARD, born ROBERT RIMATO, was best known for writing "GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN," taken to number one in a cover by CYNDI LAUPER, and remade several times, including on MILEY CYRUS' current album. HAZARD fronted ROBERT HAZARD AND THE HEROES, a PHILADELPHIA-based New Wave band that recorded for RCA and had a minor hit with the song "ESCALATOR OF LIFE," charting at number 58 in 1983. He later recorded country music with his band THE HOMBRES, most recently the album "TROUBADOR" in 2007 for RYKODISC.