Kiddo was an R&B group that consisted of members Donnie Sterling, Juice Johnson, Leroy Davis, Arthur Brown, Rock Goodin, Willie Jenkins and Michael Hampton.

Donnie Sterling and Michael Hampton were musicians for George Clinton. In 1981, they formed Kiddo. In 1983, Kiddo released their debut album on A&M Records. The album managed to peak at #29 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

Their only charting single “Try My Loving (Gimme Just Enough)” peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. Another single “Give it Up” was released, but didn’t chart. In 1984, Kiddo released their sophomore album, “Action” which didn’t appear to make the charts at all.

The single released from the album, “She’s Got the Body” peaked at #87 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks. After that, it seemed as if Kiddo had faded into obscurity.

In 1997, Michael was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with 15 other members of Parliament. As for the other members, it’s unknown what they’re doing these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Try My Loving,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FynScUMs9bs

To see a fan-made video for “She’s Got the Body,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-mqkxTcRg

[updated on 05-05-12]

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