imageTwilight 22 was an electro\dance\hip-hop music act led by synthesizer player Gordon Bahary, featuring contributions from lead singer\co-songwriter Joseph Saulter.

Gordon got his start in the music business as a teenager when he was invited to assist Stevie Wonder on the recording of his 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life” and later on his 1979 album “Journey Through the Secret of Plants.”

It was during that time that Gordon met Joseph through a mutual acquaintance who happened to be Herbie Hancock while Gordon was working on Herbie’s album “Feets Don’t Fail Me Now.”

Originally, Joseph was a drummer and played in a group from Los Angeles, California called Rhythm Ignition, but his vocals caught some attention which led to the formation of Twilight 22.
imageIn 1983, Twilight 22 released their debut single “Electric Kingdom” which peaked at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #7 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks, making it their only appearance on the Hot 100 to date.
imageDuring that same year, they released their second single “In The Spirit” which didn’t appear to make the charts at all.
imageIn 1984, Twilight 22 released their self-titled debut album. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts.
imageThe duo’s third single “Siberian Nights” peaked at #56 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
imageTheir fourth single “Street Love” peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #89 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.
imageThe last single Twilight 22 released was “Mysterious.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.

After that, the duo went their separate ways. Gordon and Joseph went on to do production for other music projects, but these days, it’s unknown what they’re up to.

To see a fan-made video for “Electric Kingdom,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Siberian Nights,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Street Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Mysterious,” go to:

Advertisements