Biff Rose

Biff RoseFrom: New Orleans, LA, USA

Paul “Biff” Rose is an American comedian and singer/songwriter. Born in New Orleans, Rose moved to Hollywood and found a job working as a comedy sketch writer with the legendary George Carlin. Among other projects, Rose wrote for the Mort Sahl TV show. Eventually, Biff Rose transitioned into song writing.

Rose’s first two records were recorded for Tetragrammaton Records, an American label that was founded in the late 1960s by Roy Silver, Bruce Post Campbell, Marvin Deane, and Bill Cosby. David Bowie cover the song “Fill Your Heart” on his 1971 album Hunky Dory, which was written by Rose and Paul Williams. This became one of Rose’s most well known songs. The song was initially released as the B-side to Tiny Tim’s hit single “Tiptoe Through The Tulips.”

Biff Rose played an integral role in giving Paul Williams his start in the music business. In the liner notes of his greatest hits package Evergreens – The Best of the A&M Years, Williams wrote that Rose was his first songwriting partner and ultimately, his connection to A&M Records. Rose got Williams a meeting with then publisher, Chuck Kaye.

Rose’s 1968 album The Thorn In Mrs. Rose’s Side contained his hit single “Buzz The Fuzz.” After the release of the album, Rose made 12 appearances on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show from 1968 to 1970. Rose also made appearances on several other popular television shows such as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show, The David Frost Show and Hugh Hefner’s Playboy After Dark.

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From the 1968 album The Thorn In Mrs. Rose’s Side
The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side

  • Buzz The Fuzz
  • Fill Your Heart