Category: Pop


David Geddes

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David Geddes (born David Cole Idema on July 1, 1950 in Michigan) is a pop\rock singer from the 70s. He got his stage name from a street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

During the early ’70s, David was a vocalist and drummer for cult band The Frederic (also known as The Rock Garden). He also recorded several singles for major record labels, but when none of them became successful, he left the music business and returned to school.

While attending law school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, David got a phone call from producer Paul Vance to record a song that he had written called “Run Joey Run” along with Jack Perricone.

Perricone remembered David’s voice from his earlier records when he was with the Rock Garden and thought that his vocals would be perfect on their new song. David flew to New York City to record the song and then returned to Detroit to begin his third year of law school.
run joey run singleIn July of 1975, “Run Joey Run” was released and the song became a hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (making his only highest chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date) and topped the Cashbox Top 100.

The song also made the charts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, where it was moderately successful. In 2010, the song was covered by the cast of the FOX network musical TV series “Glee.”

After “Run Joey Run” began racing up the charts, David dropped out of law school with only one semester to go to re-enter the music business.
run joey run albumDuring that same year, he released his debut and only album, “Run Joey Run” on the Big Tree Records label; it’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Last Game Of The SeasonDavid’s next charting single “The Last Game Of The Season (A Blind Man In The Bleachers)” peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100; the song would later be covered by country singer Kenny Starr, which was successful on the country music charts.

His other singles released under Big Tree Records: “Trouble” and “Stephanie” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
Rocky's Girl
In 1977, David released his last single to date, “Rocky’s Girl” on the Zodiac Records, Inc. label. After that, it seems as if he has faded into obscurity; it’s unknown what David’s currently up to these days.

To see a video for “Run Joey Run,” go to:

To see a video for “The Last Game Of The Season (A Blind Man In The Bleachers),” go to:

To see a video for “Wise Up Girl” (from the “Run Joey Run” album), go to:

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Collette

ColletteCollette (born Collette Roberts in 1968 in Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand) is a former pop\dance music singer from the late ’80s\early ’90s.

Prior to her music career, Collette worked as a fashion model and relocated to Melbourne, Australia. In 1988, she began working with Australian film & TV composer, Guy Cross in Sydney, Australia to co-wrote material for her proposed music career.

After recording some demo tracks, they were taken to CBS Records Australia where Tony Briggs advised Collette to record a cover version of Anita Ward’s 1979 hit song “Ring My Bell.” After she recorded a demo of the song, Collette was signed to the CBS Records Australia label.
Ring My Bell
Collette’s version of “Ring My Bell” was released in February of 1989 and it became a hit, peaking at #5 on the ARIA Singles chart and #4 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart. It also managed to peak at #93 on the U.K. Singles chart (making it her only charting single in the United Kingdom).

The song was certified Gold in Australia by the Australian Recording Industry Association. In order to promote the single, Collette performed in bright fluorescent lycra clothing (such as bras, bike shorts and braces).
all i wanna do is danceHer follow-up single “All I Wanna Do Is Dance” which peaked at #12 on the ARIA Singles chart and #12 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart.
That's What I Like About YouIn October of 1989, she released her third single “That’s What I Like About You” which peaked at #31 on the ARIA Singles chart.
Raze The RoofDuring that same month, Collette released her debut album, “Raze the Roof” which peaked at #48 on the ARIA Albums chart.
Attitude In 1990, she developed a new image of short hair and black clothing in order to be taken more seriously as a singer. In April of that same year, Collette released her sophomore album “Attitude” which peaked at #107 on the ARIA Albums chart.
Who Do You Think You Are?The lead single from the album “Who Do You Think You Are?” peaked at #56 on the ARIA Singles chart.

The second single “Upside Down” peaked at #91 on the ARIA Singles chart; the last single released from the album “This Will Be (Everlasting Love)” peaked at #122 on the ARIA Singles chart.

In late 1991, Collette briefly starred on the Australian soap opera “Home and Away.” In 1995, she retired from the music business and worked as a stylist & a make-up artist.

In 2006, Collette appeared on Channel 7’s TV show, “Where Are They Now?” where she revealed that she does volunteer work at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. According to research, it’s currently unknown what she is up to these days.

To see the music video for “Ring My Bell,” go to:

To see the music video for “All I Wanna Do Is Dance,” go to:

To see the music video for “That’s What I Like About You,” go to:

To see the music video for “Who Do You Think You Are?”, go to:

To see the music video for “Upside Down,” go to:

To see the music video for “This Will Be (Everlasting Love),” go to:

Aja

ajaAja was a pop\R&B duo from the 2000s that consisted of sisters Andrea and Jamie Anderson from Utah. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Big3 Records label.

In 2003, they released their debut and only album. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. The only single released from the album, “Movin’ On” also failed to chart as well.

After that, it seems as if Aja has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from the Anderson sisters since the 2000s.

To see a fan-made video for “Movin’ On,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Sunshine” (a track from their album), go to:

NLT

NLTNLT (short for Not Like Them) was a pop music boy band from the 2000s who were discovered by record producer Chris Stokes, who signed them to his record label, TUG Entertainment.

The members of the band consisted of Travis Garland (born on July 26, 1989 in Lubbock, Texas), Kevin McHale (born Kevin Michael McHale on June 14, 1988 in Plano, Texas), Justin Joseph “JJ” Thorne (born on July 13, 1989 in Canyon Country, California) and Vahe “V” Sevani (born on September 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California).

The band first began after Chris Stokes booked a local dance studio in Los Angeles, California to hold rehearsals for a different music group and Vahe’s parents were the owners of the studio.
that girlIn March of 2007, the band released their debut single, “That Girl” which didn’t appear to make the charts at all. The following month, they opened up for The Pussycat Dolls along with singer Chantelle Paige and were featured on the soundtrack for “Bratz: The Movie” with the track “Heartburn.”
She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)The band’s follow-up single, “She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)” peaked at #65 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart and #36 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart, making it their only charting single to date.
silent nightDuring that same year, NLT released a Christmas single, “Silent Night.” In 2008, they participated in the Bandemonium Tour (which featured bands VFactory and Menudo).
karmaIn April of that same year, they released their last single, “Karma” as a digital download. By 2009, NLT had disbanded and their debut album was never released.

Since then, some of the band members have continued to stay active in the entertainment business.

Kevin McHale went on to achieve fame in the FOX network series “Glee” and hosted the British panel show “Virtually Famous” on the E4 Network from 2014 to 2016. Currently, he is one of four host on Dash Radio’s “Sick of My Own Voice” show.

JJ Thorne went on to be a member of another boy band, One Call (which disbanded in 2011); in 2018, he released an EP called “My Laptop Was Stolen And All I Have Left Are These Songs: Mixtape.”

Travis Garland is now an independent recording artist, songwriter & producer; in 2013, he released his self-titled debut album. Vahe Sevani is married with a son, August; it’s unknown if he is still active with his music career.

To see the music video for “That Girl,” go to:

To see the music video for “She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go),” go to:

To see a video for “Silent Night,” go to:

To see the music video for “Karma,” go to:

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

Las Ketchup

Las KetchupLas Ketchup is a Spanish pop girl group from Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain that originally consisted of the Muñoz sisters: Lola, Lucía and Pilar. They were discovered by flamenco record producer Manuel “Queco” Ruiz who signed them to his record label, Shaketown Music.
The Ketchup Song (Asereje)In June of 2002, the group released their debut single “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” which became a smash hit, topping the charts in practically every country except for the United States where it peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it topped Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs & Tropical Airplay charts.

In France, the song topped the music charts for 11 weeks and sold 1,310,000 copies and in the United Kingdom, it became the 50th best-selling single of the 2000s. It was also certified Platinum and Diamond internationally. It was later re-released as a Christmas song.
Hijas Del TomateIn July of 2002, Las Ketchup released their debut album “Hijas del Tomate” which topped the album charts in Spain and Finland. In the United States, it peaked at #65 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart & Latin Pop chart.

The album was also certified Platinum in the United States, Finland & Mexico, and Gold in France, Switzerland & Greece.
Kusha Las PayasThe group’s follow-up single, “Kusha Las Payas” was moderately successful, charting in countries such as Spain, Austria, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland & Romania (where it topped the Romanian Top 100 chart).

After that, Las Ketchup took a break from the public eye to write songs for a new album; during that time, Pilar had a baby.
Un BlodymaryIn 2006, the group returned to the music scene as a four-member girl group with sister Rocío. During that same year, they released their follow-up album “Un Blodymary.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Un Blodymary singleThe title song peaked at #7 on the Spanish Singles chart. It also managed to chart in Finland, Hungary, Sweden & Swiss. They performed the song at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest where the song finished 21st with only 18 points.

Even though they haven’t released any other singles since 2006, Las Ketchup continues to perform publicly around Spain and in other countries as well these days. In 2016, they performed “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” as an interval at the Swedish music competition, Melodifestivalen.

To see the music video for “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé),” go to:

To see the Spanglish version of “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé),” go to:

To see the music video for “Kusha Las Payas,” go to:

To see the music video for “Un Blodymary”, go to:

Angela Via

angela viaAngela Via (born Angela Jolene Trullinger Villarreal on December 29, 1981 in Raymondville, Texas) is a former teen pop singer from the 2000s.

As a young girl, Angela would lock herself in her bedroom or take her boombox to the porch of her house where she would practice singing for hours. When she was just 3 years old, she wrote her first song. When Angela was 9 years old, she and her family moved to Gresham, Oregon where se began singing in her church & school choirs.

In 1996, her father took her to a recording studio where she recorded some of her favorite songs such as Mariah Carey’s “Hero” and Selena’s “Amor Prohibido.” A year later in 1997, Angela’s version of Whitney Houston’s song, “You Were Loved” was featured on a regional fundraising album which led to her performing at cultural & charity events throughout the city.

In 1998, Angela won a talent show sponsored by a radio station in Portland, Oregon and was flown to Los Angeles, California to perform at a party for the film “The Wedding Singer” at Planet Hollywood. In 1999, she signed a seven-album record deal with the Lava\Atlantic Records label.
picture perfectIn 2000, she released her debut single, “Picture Perfect” which peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart #27 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart and #23 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The single went on to sell more than 110,000 copies and the music video (which featured actor Tom Welling as her love interest) received airplay on The Box and MTV. A Spanish-language version “Retrato Perfecto” was also released.
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Her follow-up single “I Don’t Care” peaked at #74 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart. In 2001, Australian pop singer Delia Goodrem covered the song which peaked at #64 on the ARIA music charts.

During 2000, Angela was featured on the movie soundtracks to “Pokémon The Movie 2000” (with the track “Wonderland”) and “The Little Vampire” (with the track “Best Friends”).
angela via albumAngela’s debut album was supposed to be released in June of 2000, but it ended up being shelved.

However, in 2001, Atlantic Records planned to release an updated version of the album and Angela was supposed to release a new music video, but it ended up being shelved due to Angela’s rejection of a deal because she felt that it was demoralizing to her image in the music industry.

It wasn’t until 2004 that the album was given a digital release through RealPlayer’s music store.

In 2002, Angela recorded a Six Flags commercial where she performed her song “Papi Chulo” which received airplay in her home state, but later on in the year, she was dropped from Atlantic Records’ roster.

After that, nothing much was heard from Angela until April 2006 when it was announced that she signed a record deal with Virgin Records.

During that same year, she released two promotional singles: “Speakin’ Spanish,” “Baila Baila (Don’t Let This Party End).” Although some of the singles appeared to have received some moderate airplay, they didn’t seem to generate a lot of success.

Angela was supposed to release a new album called “Ready to Fly,” but for unknown reasons, it was never released and by 2008, she parted ways with Virgin Records.

According to research, these days, Angela is married with two daughters and resides in Happy Valley, Oregon.

To see the music video for “Picture Perfect,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Don’t Care,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Wonderland” (from the “Pokémon The Movie 2000” soundtrack), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Best Friends” (from “The Little Vampire” soundtrack), go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Speakin’ Spanish,” go to:

As a bonus, here is Angela’s Six Flags commercial featuring her song “Papi Chulo”:

Teen Queens

Teen QueensTeen Queens were a pop music girl group from Australia that consisted of model/singer/actresses Roxanne Clarke, Kellie Hoggart (born Kellie Lynn Hoggart on May 1, 1974 in Sydney, Australia) and Liza Witt.

The group was formed in Sydney, Australia in 1992 and a pilot episode starring the girls was developed by the creators of the Australia TV soap opera, “E Street”, but the pilot wasn’t picked up to be a TV series.
Be My BabyIn May of 1992, Teen Queens released their debut single, a cover version of the Ronettes’ song “Be My Baby” which peaked at #6 on the ARIA Singles chart, making it their only highest-charting single to date.
I Can't Help MyselfIn July of that same year, they released their follow-up single, a cover version of the Four Tops’ song “I Can’t Help Myself” which peaked at #28 on the ARIA Singles chart.
love how you love meIn September of 1992, their third single, a cover version of The Paris Sisters’ song “I Love How You Love Me” peaked at #14 on the ARIA Singles chart.
Get Happy!In November of that same year, Teen Queens released their debut and only album, “Get Happy!” on the Phonogram record label. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
baby it's youThe group’s last charting single, a cover version of the Shirelles’ song “Baby It’s You” peaked at #91 on the ARIA Singles chart in 1993. During that same year, the group disbanded.

Kellie Crawford went on to be a member of the children’s musical group, Hi-5 (from 1998 to 2008) and also appeared on the group’s TV show of the same name as well. These days (according to research), she works as a professional makeup artist.

Liza Witt appeared on various television shows and movies. According to research, she was the host for a TV online shopping site. She is married to Kristian Brock (since 2006) and has three children. It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days.

As for Roxanne Clarke, it’s unknown what she is currently up to these days and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Be My Baby,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Can’t Help Myself,” go to:

To see the music video for “Love How You Love Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “Baby It’s You,” go to:

The Point

the pointThe Point was a pop/dance music duo that consisted of vocalist Sybil Syn and musician Christopher Little. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the I.R.S. Records label.
Fingernoid SlinkIn 1993, they released their debut and only album “Fingernoid Slink.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Their only charting single was “Dance Is The Nu Sex” which managed to peak at #94 on the UK Singles chart, but didn’t appear to make much impact in the United States. Another single, “Hey Jane” failed to make the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if The Point faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the members of the duo are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Dance Is The Nu Sex,” go to:

To see the music video for “Hey Jane,” go to:

Jenaé Ezell

jenae ezellJenaé Ezell was a female pop/dance singer from the ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the So’vi Records label.
don't even feel itIn 1988, she released her only single “Don’t Even Feel It.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Jenaé has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

[Note: There are no videos available for this blog entry.]

Areal

arealAreal was a female R&B/pop singer from the late ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Copper Sun Records label.
Um BahIn 1997, she released her only single “Um Bah” which managed to peak at #12 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot R&B Singles chart.

After that, it seems as if Areal has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

[Note: There are no videos available for this blog entry.]