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Robert Palmer


By the end of the 1970s, Palmer’s sound was beginning to evolve, becoming a little rougher sounding and more driving than his earlier, more laid-back recordings. Secrets (1979) featured the hit “Bad Case of Lovin’ You (Doctor Doctor).” As the 1980s began, Palmer changed directions, tackling the popular synthesizer-dominated sound of New Wave music in Clues (1980).

In the early 1980s, Palmer joined with drummer Tony Thompson of Chic and guitarist Andy Taylor and bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran to form the Power Station. Their sleekly produced self-titled album was released in 1985 and quickly climbed up the charts, driven in part by the success of such tracks as “Some Like It Hot” and “Get It On (Bang a Gong).”

Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his soulful distinctive voice, eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.

His iconic music videos directed by British fashion photographer Terence Donovan for the hits "Addicted to Love" and "Simply Irresistible" 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. Palmer's involvement in the music industry commenced in the 1960s, covered four decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.

Palmer received a number of awards throughout his career, including two Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, an MTV Video Music Award, and was twice nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.

Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, was an English singer-songwriter.
On the basis of his youthful looks, strong stage presence, and soulful voice, Island Records signed Palmer to a solo deal.
His final release, Drive (2003), was critically hailed as the grittiest and most heartfelt album of his career.

 

70's Rock

Addicted To Love
Bad Case Of Loving You

80's Hits

Simply Irresistable

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