Al Hovden

Al Hovden

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Rock - General | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Total Song Plays: 9,223   
Member Since: 2009
   Last Login: 3/8/2018

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Al Hovden started writing songs as a teenager and has written hundreds of songs over his career.

He and his long-time songwriting partner, Dave Jenneson, wrote many songs for their Vancouver based band The Burner Boys back in the early 1970s.

From there he went on to write for the legendary Bruce Fairburn, producer of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Yes and many other great acts. He also wrote for and with Terry Jacks who had the #1 world hit Season's In The Sun.

He has had many songs recorded by Canadian acts and has been published by Bruce Allen's Rock Headquarters Publishing (Bryan Adams, Michael Buble, Dianna Khrall's manager)as well as other publishers.

He continues to write and is currently in the process of working on a documentary film based on the story of his band The Burner Boys as told in the novel "A Band Is A Beautiful Thing", written by his former songwriting partner Dave Jenneson.

Latest News

My song about George Harrison, "When You Were Here", written as a favour to a friend, was recently published by Rex Benson. Thanks Broadjam for making this possible!


Penny Towers posted over 30 days ago to Al Hovden

Just heard "Dear John" Al...Beautiful tribute song!

Penny Towers posted over 30 days ago

That's very exciting news Hal about your song "When You Were Here"! Congratulations! :)

Dianne MacAdam posted over 30 days ago

Al, congratulations on making the semi-finals--you deserve it!! Your music is fantastoc. Best of luck to you!!

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