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Gregori Hunte

Gregori HunteGregori Hunte was a male R&B singer from the early ’80s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to the Acme Music Corporation label.
somebody lied

In 1983, he released his debut and only single “Somebody Lied.” It’s unknown how or if the single ever charted, but the music video got some airplay on RockAmerica.

After that, it seems as if Gregori has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he is currently up to these days.

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

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Roman HollidayRoman Holliday was a British pop\new wave band from the ’80s.

It originally consisted of singer Steve Lambert (born on March 14, 1962 in Mile End, London), guitarist\vocalist Brian Bonhomme (born on September 30, 1962 in Harlow, Essex), drummer Simon Cohen (born on January 11, 1963 in Kings Cross, London), pianist Adrian York (born on July 11, 1961 in Chiswick, London), bass player Jon Durno (born on March 4, 1962 in Enfield, England), trumpet player John Eacott (born on December 19, 1961 in Reading, Berkshire) and saxophone player Rob Lambert (born on February 22, 1963 in Epping, Essex).

The band was formed in November of 1980 by Brian, Steve, Simon and Peter Noone (who would later leave the band after its formation). They were later joined by Rob and Jon followed by John Eacott. By the end of 1982, Adrian joined the band.
cookinIn 1983, Roman Holliday released their debut album “Cookin’ on the Roof” which peaked at #31 on the U.K. Albums chart in the United Kingdom.
RHIn the U.S., the album peaked at #116 on the Billboard 200 and a self-titled mini-album was released during that same year (which managed to peak at #142 on the Billboard 200).
standbyTheir first single “Stand By” peaked at #61 on the U.K. Singles chart and #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 (making it the band’s only highest chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date). It also topped the Canadian Adult Contempory chart as well.

The music video for “Stand By” received airplay on MTV in the United States which helped the band gain exposure.
dont try to stop itThe second single from the album “Don’t Try to Stop It” peaked at #14 on the U.K. Singles chart (making it their highest charting song in the United Kingdom to date). It also peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100.
motormaniaThe last single from the album “Motomania” peaked at #40 on the U.K. Singles chart, but didn’t make any impact in the United States.
fire me upIn 1984, Roman Holliday released their sophomore and last album to date “Fire Me Up” which didn’t appear to make any album charts at all. During that same year, Rob Lambert and John Eacott left the band.
one footThe lead single from the album “One Foot Back in Your Door” peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100, but failed to chart in the United States.
hear it in the nightAnother song from the album “Hear It In the Night” was released as a single in Japan, but it’s unknown how it charted there. By 1985, Roman Holliday disbanded, but they briefly reunited in 2001 for a show at the Borderline in London.

After the band broke up, Steve Lambert formed a band with ex-Culture Club member John Moss called Heartbeat UK, but the band didn’t achieve a lot of success.

Steve later moved to New York where he worked as a design consultant. In 2001, he moved to Lewisberg, Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, Sue. These days, it appears as if he is back to writing, performing and recording music again.

Simon Cohen performed in a couple of bands after Roman Holliday broke up. He works as a taxi driver in London and looking for a band to manage for a new record label created by ex-Duran Duran member Nick Rhodes.

Brian Bonhomme formed music projects with Adrian York and Jon Durno, but none of them achieved the same success as Roman Holliday. These days, he works as a history professor at Youngstown State University.

Adrian York went on to work with various artists such as Lisa Stansfield, Jimmy Ruffin, Mari Wilson, Michael Bolton, Paul Young, Seal and Shirley Bassey. He has also written music for various corporate videos & presentations and worked on commercial jingles too.

These days, he works as a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance at the University of Westminster in London.

Jon Durno continued to be active in the music business, writing songs for Samantha Fox and worked as a keyboard\guitar technician for artists such as the Alan Parsons Project & Chris de Burg. These days, he has his own engineering business.

After John Eacott left Roman Holliday, he became the co-founder and composer for British jazz group Loose Tubes. He was also the orchestral director for the test department for their major multimedia shows in Glascow, Paddington, Vancouver and Valladolid.

He was also a writer for the show “Gorgengast” which played in the West End, London and toured worldwide from 1991 to 1997. He also wrote various compositions for television and film. These days, John works as a lecturer in Commercial Music at the University of Westminster.

As for Rob Lambert, he is currently working in the banking industry.

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

To see the music video for “Don’t Try to Stop It,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “One Foot Back in Your Door,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Hear it In the Night,” go to:

Hy-Ryze

Love Is Alive And Well In YouHy-Rize was an R&B music act from the early ’80s. Not much information is given about this music act, but Hy-Rize was signed to the ARI Records label.

In 1982, Hy-Rize released their only single “Love Is Alive And Well in You” which didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.

After that, it’s unknown what happened to Hy-Rize and it seems as if they have faded into obscurity.

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

larry larrLarry Larr (born Lawrence Hill in Logan, Pennsylvania) is a male rapper from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to the Ruffhouse Records label.
Da Wizzard Of OddsIn 1991, he released his debut and only album “Da Wizzard of Odds.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Larry, That's What They Call MeThe first single from the album “Larry, That’s What They Call Me” peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.
ConfusedThe follow-up single “Confused” peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #87 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for only 3 weeks).
catch the flavaIn 1992, he released the single “Catch the Flava” which featured artist Kid Funkie on the Flava Records label. It’s unknown how much impact the single made at all.
It's The LLarry Larr’s last musical release was the 1993 single “It’s the L” which was released on the Get Paid Records label. After that, it seems as if Larry has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

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

To see the music video for “Larry, That’s What They Call Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Catch the Flava,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s the L,” go to:

definitionofsoundDefinition of Sound was a dance music\hip-hop group from London that consisted of Kevin Clark and Don Weeks who worked with musicians Red Brough (also known as the Red King) and later Mike Spencer.

Clark and Weeks first recorded together under the name “Top Billin'” where they released three singles on the Rap Sonic record label: “Naturally,” “Straight from The Soul” and “My Thing” between 1988 to 1989. It’s unknown how or if those singles made the charts at all.

By 1990, the group had changed their name to “Definition of Sound” and signed a record deal with Circa Records in the United Kingdom. (In the United States, they were signed to Cardiac Records).
now is tomorrowDuring that same year, Definition of Sound released the single “Now is Tomorrow” which originally peaked at #94 on the U.K. Singles chart, but when it was re-issued a year later, it peaked at #46 on the chart.

It also charted at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #17 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart. Internationally, the song charted in the Netherlands & Australia as well.
love and lifeIn 1991, they released their debut album “Love and Life: A Journey With the Chameleons” which peaked at #38 on the U.K. Albums chart and #97 on the ARIA charts in Australia.
wear your love like heavenThe follow-up single “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” which peaked at #17 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their highest charting song to date. It also peaked at #28 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and charted in Australia & the Netherlands as well.
dream girlThe third single from the album “Dream Girl” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
moira janes cafeThe last single released from the album “Moira Jane’s Cafe” peaked at #34 on the U.K. Singles chart and topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in April of 1992. It also peaked at #50 on the music charts in Netherlands.
the lickIn 1992, Definition of Sound released their sophomore album “The Lick” which didn’t make any album charts at all.
what are you underThe lead single from the album “What Are You Under” peaked at #68 on the U.K. Singles chart and #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. It also managed to chart in New Zealand at #41.
can i get overThe follow-up single “Can I Get Over” peaked at #61 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it the highest charting single from the album.

In 1995, Definition of Sound released two singles “Boom Boom” (which peaked at #59 on the U.K. Singles chart) and “Pass the Vibes” (which peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart) which were featured on their following album.
experienceA year later in 1996, they released their third and last album “Experience” which peaked at #97 on the U.K. Albums chart.
child
The last single released from the album “Child” peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In 1997, Definition of Sound released three promotional singles: “Eccentric,” “Outsider” and “Lipstick On My Collar” on the Universal Records label. The singles were released in advance of a planned fourth album, but before it was even released, the group decided to stop recording music.

After the group disbanded, Kevin Clark went on to work in A&R and music publishing. He was also a recurring cast member on the Soho Radio comedy radio show “The Mayor of Kentish Town.”

Don Weekes pursued a solo music career, but has since left the music industry. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

Mike Spencer continues to be active in the music business, producing & recording songs for musicians and has dabbled in music publishing as well.

To see the music video for “Now is Tomorrow,” go to:

To see a video of Definition of Sound performing “Wear Your Love Like Heaven,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Moira Jane’s Cafe,” go to:

To see the music video for “What Are You Under,” go to:

To see a video for “Can I Get Over,” go to:

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

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

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

To see the music video for “Lipstick on My Collar,” go to:

Daniele Alexander

daniele alexanderDaniele Alexander (born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a country music singer from the late ’80s\early ’90s.

As a teenager, she first began singing jazz music before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada to sing in casinos. After living in Las Vegas, Daniele moved to Nashville, Tennessee by 1986 where she worked as a songwriter and ended up signing a record deal with Mercury Records.
first moveIn 1989, Daniele released her debut album “First Move” which peaked at #59 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
she's thereThe first single from the album “She’s There” peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks), making it Daniele’s only highest appearance on the chart to date.

The follow-up single “Where Did The Moon Go Wrong” which peaked at #53 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. The last single released from the album “You Called” didn’t appear on the charts at all.
i dream in colorTwo years later in 1991, Daniele released her sophomore album “I Dream in Color” which didn’t chart at all on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
it wasn't you wasnt meThe lead single, a duet with labelmate Butch Baker called “It Wasn’t You, It Wasn’t Me” was the only single from the album to chart, peaking at #55 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

After leaving Mercury Records in 1991, Daniele wrote songs for artists such Betsy Smittle and Mila Mason. These days, it’s unknown what she’s currently up to and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “She’s There,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Where Did the Moon Go Wrong,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It Wasn’t You, It Wasn’t Me,” go to:

suzi laneSuzi Lane (born Suziliene McDonald in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former disco music singer from the late ’70s.
ooh la la albumIn 1979, she released her only album “Ooh, La La” on the Oasis record label. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all, but it was produced by Giorgio Moroder (who was also producing music for Donna Summer during that time).

Suzi said that she met Donna Summer at the recording studio and was influenced by the “high-energy electronica” that was created by Donna & Giorgio.

During that same year, she released the singles “Harmony” and “Ooh, La La” which both topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music Singles chart for a week in November, making it Suzi’s only chart appearance to date and also stayed on the chart for 6 months.

Soon after the release of Suzi’s album, she was involved in a car accident which seriously injured her face. She spent the next three years at her home in Las Vegas in seclusion as she recovered from the accident.

While visiting her sisters (who worked as fashion models) in New York, Suzi was discovered at a photo shoot for “Essence” magazine and was subsequently represented by the Ford Modeling agency where she modeled Hanes & Lane Bryant.

These days, Suzi is the host of the “First Ladies Lessons Learned” radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She is also the vice-president of the “Hands of Comfort” foundation.

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

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

jackie mooreJackie Moore (born in 1946 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an R&B singer from the ’70s. It’s unknown what her early life was like, but she moved to Philadelphia in the late ’60s.


Between 1968 to 1969, Jackie released three singles: “Dear John,” “Why Don’t You Call on Me” and “Loser Again.” It’s unknown if either of those singles made the charts.

After the lack of success from the singles, Jackie returned to Jacksonville and (partly owing to her cousin, producer Dave Crawford) signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.
precious preciousIn 1970, Jackie released the single “Precious, Precious” which became a hit, peaking at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 15 weeks). The single sold over 1 million copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1971.

Her next single “Darling Baby” peaked at #22 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 8 weeks) in 1972, but missed the Hot 100. During that same year, she released another single called “Time” which peaked at #39 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 6 weeks).
sweet charlie babeIn 1973, Jackie released her debut album “Sweet Charlie Babe” which peaked at #45 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
scharliebabeThe title song managed to peak at #28 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, (staying on the chart for 13 weeks) and #42 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Jackie’s last charting single on the Hot 100 chart.
bothendsagainstmiddleThe last single released from the album “Both Ends Against the Middle” peaked at #28 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
makemefeellikewomanIn 1975, Jackie released her sophomore album “Make Me Feel Like a Woman” on the Kayvette Records label which didn’t make the album charts at all. The title song peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, making it her highest charting single on the chart to date, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.


In 1976, Jackie released the singles “Puttin’ It Down to You” (which peaked at #37 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart), “It’s Harder to Leave” (which peaked at #74 and “Disco Body (Shake It to the East, Shake it to the West)” (which peaked at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Singles chart).
make me yours
In 1978, Jackie released a cover version of singer Bettye Swann’s 1967 song “Make Me Yours” which peaked at #72 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
personally
During that same year, she released the single “Personally” which peaked at #92 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
this time baby
In 1979, Jackie released a disco version of the O’Jays’ 1978 song “This Time Baby” which topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in August. It also peaked at #49 on the U.K. Singles chart and #24 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 14 weeks).
onmywayDuring that same year, she released her third album “I’m On My Way” which peaked at #45 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
with your loveIn 1980, she released her last album to date “With Your Love.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
love wont let me wait
She released a cover version of Major Harris’ song “Love Won’t Let Me Wait” with Barry White which managed to peak at #78 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart.
holding back
Her last chart appearance was in 1983 with the single “Holding Back” on the Catawba Records label which peaked at #73 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart.

Jackie continued to release various singles throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, but she eventually retired from the music business to care for her family, but continued to make occasional appearances every now & then.

These days, it’s unknown what Jackie Moore is up to these days and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Sweet Charlie Babe,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Make Me Feel Like a Woman,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Make Me Yours,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Time Baby,” go to:

To see the music video for “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” go to:

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

Rhonda Parris

Rhonda ParrisRhonda Parris was a dance music artist from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Covert Records label.
no no loveIn 1987, she released her only single “No No Love” which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

After that, nothing much was heard from Rhonda and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “No No Love,” go to:

Jamie Dean

jamie deanJamie Dean was a female pop\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Uptown Records label in the United Kingdom.
love childIn 1987, she released her debut single, a cover version of the Supremes’ song “Love Child.” The remixed version of the song managed to peak at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart, but it’s unknown if it ever charted in the U.K.
heartbreak avenueA year later in 1988, Jamie released the single “Heartbreak Avenue.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Jamie has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

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