Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957, – March 17, 1997) was an American pop singer, best known for his Billboard Top 5 hit, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" in 1986. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Stewart was first noticed in the 1970's as a dancer on Soul Train. Soon he would become a backup singer and dancer for several artists such as The Chi-Lites, The Staple Singers and Shalamar while recording backup vocals for such artists as Culture Club. He died in 1997 of liver cancer, caused by AIDS. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to produce music. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 kmÂ² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... Backup singer, backing singer, background singer, and background vocalist are all terms meaning the same: a vocalist who sings in support (in back-up) of a lead vocalist or singer, often accompanied by other backup singers. ... The Chi-Lites were a Chicago-based smooth soul band from the early 1970s, one of the few from the period to not come from Memphis or Philadelphia. ... The Staple Singers were a United States gospel, soul, and R&B singing group. ... Shalamar was a musical group of the 1970s that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey. ... Culture Club, circa 1983 Culture Club was a popular 1980s pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (or acronym AIDS or Aids), is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...
His hit "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" gained popularity as it was referring to the AIDS scare of the 1980's. In 2003, the song was placed by VH1 in its 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders list. Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... VH1 (which originally stood for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (then a division of Warner Communications and then-current owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ...
JermaineStewart (September 7, 1957 – March 17, 1997) was an American pop singer, best known for his Billboard hits, "The Word Is Out" from his 1984 debut album of the same name, and "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" in 1986, from the album Frantic Romantic.
In 1972, the Stewart family (which consisted of Mom, Dad, Jermaine, sisters Norma, Sondra, Leandra, Leanna and brother Gene) moved to Chicago, Illinois where he took his first steps towards a career in entertainment.
In 2005, a compilation CD celebrating Jermaine's underrated contribution to '80s R&B which included several of his hits and a few previously unreleased tracks was released by BGF Records, an Ohio record label ran by Jermaine's brother.
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