Related Information for Dean Friedman In the summer of 1977, Dean Friedman marked his entry into US pop consciousness with the enormous success (his only American hit, it peaked at #26) of his infectious hit single Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited, music loving, vegetarian Jewish girl in a peasant blouse who lived, as the lyric goes, "…way on the other side of the Hudson." A year later, Friedman struck a chord in the UK, this time with a magical duet (performed.. read more