Michael Masser

Michael Masser ( born March 24, 1941 in Chicago) is an American Popkomponist. He became known for great ballads for Whitney Houston and others in the 1970s and 1980s.

His first No. 1 hit was 1973 " Touch Me In The Morning " for Diana Ross, followed by " Theme from Mahogany ( Do You Know Where You're Going To) ", another number one hit for Diana Ross ( in the 1990s was covered by Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez ). For Whitney Houston he wrote " Hold Me " and "Did not We Almost Have It All ", another number - one hit. Together with Gerry Goffin he also composed the number 1 hit "Saving All My Love for You" (Whitney Houston ). The two wrote the classic " Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You". With Linda Creed wrote the ballad " Greatest Love of All".

Masser wrote for Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand ( "Someone That I Used To Love " ), Natalie Cole ( " Miss You Like Crazy ", "Starting All Over Again" ) and others


The title song from Mahogany " Theme from Mahogany ( Do You Know Where You're Going To )" was nominated for a 1976 Academy Award for Best Original Song and " So Sad the Song " from Pipe Dreams in 1977 for a Golden Globe. For " Greatest Love of All" Masser won jointly with Linda Creed 1990 an ASCAP Award. In 2007 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.