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Launched in the great bath of music from the age of 15, strongly inspired by soul and funk, Robert Palmer collaborates in his early youth with several groups including the Alan Bown Set. But it was not until 1974 that he took off solo and enjoyed esteem success with "Sneakin 'Sally through the Alley". Arrives the year 1978 and the release of his now planetary tube "Every Kind of People" which will bring him suddenly out of the shadows into the light. The 1980 album "Clues" literally elevated him to international star status with the hit "John and Mary", which would remain one of the flagship titles of the 1980s. A parenthesis will follow from 1984 when he forms with two members of Duran Duran and the drummer of Chic the group Power Station which will produce a few pieces of good quality. We will remember two other key dates in his career with his title "Addicted to love" in 1986 and "Simply irresistible" in 1988 which will allow him to temporarily return to success. And to finish in 1990 where he joined the time of a song with the group UB40 with which he will produce the title "I’ll be your babe tonight". He died prematurely in Paris in 2003 at the age of 53. To discover or rediscover...


Discography (among others ...) :

70s Decade :

• How much fun 1974

• From a whisper to a scream 1974

• Get outside 1975

• Give me an inch 1976

• Which one of us is the fool 1976

• Man smart, woman smarter 1976

• Every kind of people 1978

• Bad case of loving you 1979

80s Decade :

• John and Mary 1980

• Looking for clues 1980

• Some guys have all the luck 1982

• You are in my system 1983

• Pride 1983

• Some like it hot 1985

• Get it on (Bang a gong) 1985

• Communication 1985

• Discipline of love 1985

• Riptide 1986

• Addicted to love 1986

• I didn't mean to turn you on 1986

• Sweet lies 1988

• Simply irresistible 1988

• Early in the morning 1988

• She makes my day 1988

• Tell me I'm not dreaming 1989

• Change his ways 1989

90s Decade :

• Life in detail 1990

• I’ll be your babe tonight 1990

• Mercy mercy me/I want you 1991

• The tender trap 1992

• Aeroplane 1992

• Goody Goody 1992

• Know by now 1994

• You blow me away 1994

• True love 1999

• Let's get it on 1999

• Stone cold 1999

2000s Decade :

• Am I wrong ? 2003

• TV dinners 2003

• Lucky 2003


Tracks :

1974... very soul music-oriented beginnings which will not necessarily help to break through at the highest level. He'll have to work a little more...

1974...afterwards you have to start well one day as they say. He will have decided to do it this way and his strictest choice...

1975...we will have to wait a little longer before seeing him join the big leagues. At least this first opus will have allowed him to position himself on the musical scene...

1976...a sequel with a much more trendy sound. A salutary development that is more than necessary and which will quickly bear fruit !

1976 ... certainly, it will not bear fruit immediately but once again the singer confirms through this title all the good that one can think of him...

1976...his first major hit. A slow but certain rise in power which allows him to affirm title after title that he is not there by chance...

1978 ... the title of the revelation. A title that literally explodes the notoriety of the singer and which will remain as one of the most emblematic hit of the 70s...

1979 ... a title that spins at 200 km/h. Ooh there, Robert, we will have to ease off a's going too quickly !

1980 ... the HUGE interplanetary hit which elevates him definitively to the rank of planetary star. The beginning of the 1980s which literally started off on a high note !

1980 ... he repeats in stride with this title which will be even stronger at the classification level in the Charts. At the top of its possibilities !

1982 ... we find him two years later with a title somewhat wacky but which works my faith very well...

1983 ... an undeniable talent which is confirmed year after year. When we think back to the musical style of its beginnings, we see the chasm that separates the 2 eras ...

1983 ... surprisingly, some titles go completely under the radars. This one will be part of it but nothing to worry about, nothing serious doctor !

1985 ... the Power Station parenthesis. When the best artists of the moment come together to make a beef, the result is necessarily up to par !

1985...a little beef who will produce no less than 3 mega hits. The artist is really on cloud nine and everything smiles on him as if by magic...

1985...a quality break which produced 3 very high caliber titles. For that alone and for all of their work, well done guys !

1985 ... the Power Station bracket is now closed. No more playing with little friends. Back to serious things !

1986 ... the business resumes but surprisingly with this title that we will qualify as unqualifiable. A sweet parenthesis to which he had not really accustomed us ...

1986 ... a parenthesis 'Power Station' which will not have marginalized it for sure. On the contrary, even. He is, in this year 1986, at the best of his form and proves it in a brilliant way with this new top hit !

1986 ... a luxury takeover of the emblematic title of Cherrelle. Well, it may not be worth the original but it holds up !

1988...BIG year with no less than 4 hits. Including this first which is the soundtrack of the film of the same name and which allows the artist to start the year in the best possible way...

1988...a rock title, very rock and which hits hard. Not necessarily the area that suits him best but who could blame him for varying the pleasures as much as possible...

1988...back to the fundamentals in which he excelled. Another title of certain quality which clearly demonstrates that he still has something under the pedal...

1988...rare to see him in the Intimist register. In any case, on this title, it works wonderfully and we inevitably ask for more...

1989 ... another track which, despite a more than obvious musical quality, will go under the radar. Sometimes you shouldn't try to understand ...

1989 ... wow, we go from one extreme to another. Emotions with a completely barred side. Baffling all that ...

1990 ... a new decade 90 which starts on the hats of wheel with this title boosted which will be part of the soundtrack of a small film called ... Pretty Woman !

1990 ... 15 years after its beginnings, still there the guy ! He even allows himself to record one of his biggest hits there ! What talent !

1991 ... the Olympic form. New mega hit with a title that takes the basics of what works best in terms of musical style...

1992...while everything was going well in the best of all possible worlds, he decided to radically change his musical register. A change that is incomprehensible to say the least at this stage of his career...

1992...a reorientation for which he will pay a dear price with a regular decline in the Charts. Unscrewing from which he will never recover...

1992...but why did he suddenly decide to go down this musical path when everything was succeeding for him ? Sometimes you shouldn't try to understand...

1994...return to a sound and a style much more adapted to its time but the damage is done as they say. The public has gone elsewhere and will never come back... proof of his immense talent with this particularly inspired title. And which will unfortunately be his last notable hit...

1999...we lost sight of him for almost 5 years but here he is back anyway. A 90s decade which will end much worse than it started...

1999...the 80s saw him reach the heights but the 90s saw a violent decline, to say the least...

1999...afterwards the fact remains that he can ultimately display a very flattering prize list. A very fulfilled career !

2003...he will attempt the transition to the 2000 decade but the musical option he chose is very risky. Especially among the younger generations...

2003...we really wonder what audience he wants to reach apart from those initiated into this type of music. Extremely daring and above all very risky bet...

2003...a year 2003 which will unfortunately be its last year in every way. Destiny will catch up with him in a violent way to say the least and take him away much sooner than expected...


Top Bonus : 1985...the story of a Lifetime I

Top Bonus : 1990...the story of a Lifetime II

Top Bonus : 2003...the last interview I


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