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John Parr (born November 18, 1954, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is a British musician. He achieved some success by having two hits in the 1980s. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Worksop is a town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...

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Biography

John Parr's first entrance in to music was when he was 12 years old and formed a band with two fellow schoolmates named The Silence. The band enjoyed considerable success. They eventually became professional and started to tour Europe. For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Ponders End

When Parr left the band, he joined a group called Ponders End who were hailed as the 'best live act around' in Newcastle, along with Dire Straits. In the end they did not secure a record deal and the band's chapter in history was closed. Ponders End is a place in the London Borough of Enfield in the north of London. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Methods and media for sound recording are varied and have undergone significant changes between the first time sound was actually recorded for later playback until now. ...


Work with Meat Loaf

Parr secured a publishing deal with Carlin Music in 1983 and in the same year Meat Loaf asked him to write some songs for his new album. That led to the fateful meeting with John Wolfe (manager of The Who). Foreseeing the initial demise of The Who, Wolfe was looking for a new venture and Parr seemed to be the one. 1984 saw Parr's first trip to America. He worked with Meat Loaf on Bad Attitude while Wolfe was putting finishing touches on Parr's solo Atlantic recording deal in New York. “Publisher” redirects here. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the singer. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Bad Attitude is a 1984 album by Meat Loaf. ... In popular music, a solo album is an album made by a current or former member of a band. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... This article is about the state. ...


Solo and 'The Business'

"Naughty Naughty" was Parr's first U.S. top 40 hit record. The song built his career very quickly by achieving top 3 positions on every rock radio station in America for up to 6 weeks. 1985 saw Parr on the road with his band "The Business" supporting Toto, and playing 10,000-seater venues across America. By the end of the tour, John had a call from one of the world's most successful record producers, David Foster. He requested Parr to record a song for the film "St Elmo's Fire". Parr and Foster wrote a song in honor of wheelchair athlete and activist Rick Hansen, the song was called "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" which was also became the theme for the movie St. Elmo's Fire (a "Brat Pack" film unrelated to Hansen's exploits). The song became a Number one hit for Parr around the world and garnered many awards, including a Grammy nomination. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band founded in 1976[1] by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... // Born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Hansen grew up in Williams Lake, British Columbia. ... St. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... St. ... The Brat Pack was a group of young actors and actresses that became famous in the 1980s and frequently appeared in films together. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Parr later wrote "Under A Raging Moon" for Roger Daltrey, a song that paid tribute to Keith Moon and told the story of The Who. The album became Daltrey's biggest solo success in America. Parr was soon singing with Marilyn Martin on the song "Through the Night", from Quicksilver soundtrack (1986). Parr wrote and produced further tracks for Martin's debut album, including the hit "Night Moves". A year after, sang the songs "The Minute I Saw You", from Three Men and a Baby soundtrack, and the power ballad "Running Away With You", from The Running Man soundtrack (this song was re-released on "Man With a Vision" album, with the title "Restless Heart"). After the success of Meat Loaf's album, Parr contributed to the next album with the smash duet hit "Rock & Roll Mercenaries". From there he began work with Albert Magnili (director of Purple Rain) on the movie American Anthem for which he wrote and performed the main theme "Two Hearts". Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ... Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Marilyn Martin (born 4 May 1954 in Tennessee) is an American singer. ... Quicksilver is a common name for the chemical element mercury, literally meaning living silver based on its appearance and its unusual liquidity at room temperature. ... Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson. ... The Running Man (1982) is a science fiction novel by Stephen King, written under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. ... This article is about the singer. ... Purple Rain is a 1984 movie directed by Albert Magnoli and written by him and William Blinn. ... American Anthem is a 1986 American film produced by Columbia Pictures and Lorimar Productions. ...


The Pepsi Company and Jack Calmes Satellite TV Corporation wanted to try something new - a gig from London beamed live across America, Japan & Australia on the college Satellite Network. Parr was the featured act, having done two similar shows (one from the Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles where the flame was lit for a special performance of "St. Elmo's Fire", and was beamed live for Japan, and the New Year Christmas Show from London). The show was a great success, reaching almost 50-million people and making broadcast history for the network. Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Another dream came true for Parr in 1988 when he was offered to collaborate with one of the most successful record producers ever, Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Lange offered him to (co)produce an album for Romeo's Daughter. Robert John Mutt Lange (IPA of surname: [1]) (born November 16, 1948) is an award-winning record producer and songwriter of popular music. ... // General Discography Romeos Daughter Delectable ...


However, after a relatively short period of chart success, John Parr faded into the annals of 1980s musical history, along with other one-hit wonders. He did briefly regain the limelight in 2006 with the release of a dance remix of "St. Elmo's Fire", entitled "New Horizon". It was credited to John Parr vs. Tommyknockers and reached a modest number 43 in the UK Singles Chart. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist who is generally known for only one hit single. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


On March 26, 2007, Parr released "Walking Out of the Darkness", a tribute to Doncaster Rovers ahead of the club's appearance in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on April 1, 2007. Doncaster Rovers club badge Doncaster Rovers Football Club is an English professional football club, based at Belle Vue in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of the Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ...


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Discography

Albums

  • 1984 John Parr #48 US
  • 1986 Running the Endless Mile
  • 1992 Man With a Vision
  • 1996 Under Parr

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US MSR US A.C. UK singles Album
1984 "Naughty Naughty" 23 6 - 58 John Parr
1985 "Magical" 73 28 - - John Parr
1985 "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" 1 2 16 6 St. Elmo's Fire soundtrack
1985 "Rock 'n' Roll Mercenaries" (with Meat Loaf) - - - 31 Blind Before I Stop
1985 "Love Grammar" 89 - - - John Parr
1986 "Blame it on the Radio" 88 - - - Running The Endless Mile
2006 "New Horizon" {re-mix of "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" as "John Parr vs. Tommyknockers"} - - - 43 Non-album single

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... The Adult Contemporary chart lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... St. ... St. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... This article is about the singer. ... Blind Before I Stop is a 1986 album by Meat Loaf. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

Personal life

John's son, Ben Parr (19) became an actor and did his work experience on the set of the James Bond film Die Another Day. Ben made his Hollyoaks debut on Thursday 4 January 2006 as male stripper Freddie, the new flat mate of Nancy. For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... 007 redirects here. ... For the theme song of the same movie, performed by Madonna, see Die Another Day (song). ... Hollyoaks is a British television soap opera, first broadcast on 23 October 1995, on Channel 4. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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John Parr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (606 words)
John Parr's first entrance in to music was when he was 12 years old and formed a band with 2 fellow schoolmates named The Silence.
When John Parr left the band, he joined a group called Ponders End who were hailed as the 'best live act around' in Newcastle, along with the Dire Straits.
John secured a publishing deal with Carlin Music in 1983 and in the same year Meat Loaf asked him to write some songs for his new album.
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