Rick Nowels was born in Palo Alto, California (USA) on 16 March 1960. He started writing songs when he was 13 years old. He did a lot of performing during his teens and twenties. Then Stevie Nicks heard a few of his songs, and they ended up writing together. Since then, he wrote songs for Then Jericho, Debra Cox, Marie Claire D’u Baldo and Belinda Carlisle. In 1992, he was co-writer of the songs A Miracle’s Coming, I Won’t Change the Way that I Feel and Love Is Holy for Kim Wilde. His writing partners include Billy Steinberg and Ellen Shipley.
Rick Nowels about Kim
I first met Kim and Ricki in January 1991. I was a fan of You Came and Kids in America and went out to Knebworth to meet them. We talked for a bit and I listened to some of the things they were writing and said, “well, shall we try one?”. Within an hour we had most of A miracle’s coming. It came pretty effortlessly and we were all really excited. I went back to America and wrote and produced Belinda Carlisle’s album “Live your life be free” and when I finished it I called Kim and Ricki back to see how the album was coming along. They were close to finishing all their great tracks and I said “hey, I want to work on the album too!”. I went to Knebworth where Kim and I wrote I won’t change the way that I feel. Production was set for January 1992 in Los Angeles. Kim arrived and we cut the songs with a live band. Kim seemed to really enjoy singing live with the guys – and the guys loved it!
It was great fun writing and working with Kim and I look forward to future collaborations with her. She is a truly gifted Artist and lights up the room whenever she walks in.