The widow of singer-songwriter Randy VanWarmer sued Warner/Chappell Music Publishing on Monday for the rights to VanWarmer's hit song "Just When I Needed You Most."
Best remembered for his 1979 pop smash, “Just When I Needed You Most,” singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer was born March 30, 1955, in Indian Hills, CO. After his father was killed in a 1967 auto accident, VanWarmer and his mother relocated to Cornwall, England; he began writing and performing while in his teens, and upon returning stateside in 1978 settled in Woodstock, NY, soon signing to the local Bearsville label.
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Susan VanWarmer, who lives in Williamson County, sent Warner/Chappell a termination notice for the use of the song in 2011. "Just When I Needed You Most" was Randy VanWarmer's best-known song, and it's been covered by the likes of Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Tim McGraw.
Randy VanWarmer (March 30, 1955 – January 12, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His biggest success was the pop hit, "Just When I Needed You Most". It reached #8 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1979 after peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks earlier that year.