Hermann Baumann is easily one of the finest horn players of the second half of the 20th century. He came to prominence as a soloist in the 1960s and in 1964 won the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, beating out Jessye Norman for first place
Songwriter Eddie Schwartz played guitar for Charity Brown's backing band in the mid-'70s and signed with Infinity Records for a solo contract in 1979. Though his solo albums of the early '80s (including Schwartz, No Refuge and Public Life) weren't successful, he achieved second-hand fame when Pat Benatar recorded his song "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" in 1980. Over 100 other artists have recorded his songs.