Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 19: Robert Palmer - "Simply Irresistible," "Addicted to Love" was born on this date in 1949 ...

... he was 54 years-old when he died from a heart attack on
September 26, 2003.


Born in Batley, Yorkshire, England, Robert Allen Palmer was a two-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter. He was known for his distinctive voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, Reggae and blues.

He found success both in his solo career and in the group Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the US and the UK. His music videos for the hits "Simply Irresistible" and "Addicted to Love," featured identically dressed dancing women with pale faces, dark eye makeup and bright red lipstick, which resembled the women in the art of Patrick Nagel, an artist popular in the 1980s.

Sharp-suited, his involvement in the music industry commenced in the 1960s, covered five decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.

HIGHLY Recommended:

Very Best ofBest of Both Worlds: Anthology 1974-2001The Power Station (CD & DVD)


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