Skills:Film & Television
United Artists – 1986
Artist: Nick Gilder
Written by: Jeff Silverman and Nick Gilder
Performed: Bass, Drums, Guitars
Arranged by: Jeff Silverman
“Youngblood” is the 1986 film that starred Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb, Ed Lauther and Keanu Reeves. The film follows Dean Youngblood, a 17-year old farmhand from rural New York State as he struggles to become a member of the Canadian Hockey Team, the Hamilton Mustangs.
The story revolves around the relationships between the traditional bad guy/brutish player, Carl Racki, played by George J. Finn and Youngblood’s mentor Derek Sutton (Swayze) who is brutally injured by Racki. In the end, Youngblood takes on Racki and is carried off the ice on the shoulders of his teammates in victory.
About Nick Gilder:
Nick Gilder is a performer and writer who originally began playing with the Vancouver group, Sweeney Todd. The band split up in 1977 and Gilder began a solo career signing with Chrysalis releasing the album “You Know Who You Are.” Gilder’s second album, “City Nights” produced the platinum number one single “Hot Child In The City.”
Gilder released several other albums as a solo artist and is the writer for Patty Smythe’s #1 hit, “The Warrior.” Nick has once again teamed up with fellow Sweeney Todd member Jim McCullouch. Nick and Sweeney are now touring festivals, casino showrooms and fairs.