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Rose Royce was a soul, funk, and disco band, formed by Motown writer/producer Norman Whitfield - previously most famous for his work with the Temptations - and featuring singer Rose Norwalt performing under the name Rose Royce. The backing group was comprised of members of Total Concept Limited and Magic Wand, both backing bands for Motown artists such as Edwin Starr, The Undisputed Truth, and The Temptations. When Whitfield left Motown in 1975 to create Whitfield Records, he took the band members with him and Rose Royce was created. For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African Americans, e. ... Disco is a genre of music that originated in discothèques. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Norman Whitfield Norman Jesse Whitfield (born in Harlem, New York in 1943) was a songwriter and producer for Berry Gordys Motown label during the 1960s. ... The Temptations (also abbreviated as The Tempts or The Temps) are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, R&B, and adult contemporary. ... Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 3, 2003) was a soul music singer. ... The Undisputed Truth, on the cover of their first LP, 1971s The Undisputed Truth, which contains their only hit single, Smiling Faces Sometimes. The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic... The Temptations (also abbreviated as The Tempts or The Temps) are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, R&B, and adult contemporary. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Whitfield Records (also known as W Records) was a record label, founded in 1975 by former Motown producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield. ...


The group turned out three hit albums during the late-1970s, including the platinum-selling soundtrack to the movie Car Wash. One underrated song, "Wishing On a Star", only peaked at #52 on the R&B charts and failed to grace the Billboard Hot 100 despite it going on to be a major classic in their repertoire, enlivened again by acts such as the Latin freestyle music girl group Cover Girls who scored a #19 pop hit with it in 1992. Nevertheless, before the 80s, the group scored five classics in five years: "I'm Going Down", "I Wanna Get Next To You", "Wishing On a Star", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", and "Car Wash". "Car Wash" has become a disco and funk classic, and both "Wishing On a Star" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" were also popular at after-night disco clubs along with Peaches & Herb's "Reunited". The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Typical American multi-bay car wash, with an automatic touchless bay at the far left and manual bays on the right. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, also called Latin Hip Hop in its early years, is a form of electronic music that is heavily influenced by Hispanic and African-American culture. ... The Cover Girls were a New York City-based Latin freestyle pop trio, the brainchild of music promoter Sal Abbatiello. ... Disco is a genre of music that originated in discothèques. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African Americans, e. ... Love Dont Live Here Anymore is a 1978 song originally recorded by Rose Royce and produced by Norman Whitfieldfor the Whitfield Records label. ... Peaches & Herbare a vocalist duo comprised of Herbert Herb Feemster and was Patrice Peaches Hawthorne from Philadelphia, Pa. ...


Their 1979 album Rainbow Connection IV did not sell as well, but is still rated highly by disco/funk aficionados. The group had limited success after 1980 and the decline of disco. Their 1981 album Golden Touch, featuring Richee Benson in the place of Norwalt, was also not a success. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

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Singles

Title (Year) Position
US Charts
Position
UK Charts
Position
R&B/Soul Charts
Position
Disco/Club Charts
"Car Wash" * (1976) #1 #9 #1 #3
"I Wanna Get Next To You" ** (1977) #10 #14 #3
"Do Your Dance (Part I)" (1977) #39 #30 #4 #20
"I'm Going Down" (1977) #70 #10
"Wishing On a Star" (1978) #3 #52
"It Makes You Feel Like Dancin'" (1978) #16
"Ooh Boy" (1978) #72 #3
"I'm In Love (And I Love the Feeling)" (1978) #5
"Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (1979) #32 #2 #5
"Is It Love You're After?" (1979) #13 #31
"First Come, First Serve" (1979) #65
"Pop Your Fingers" (1980) #60
"Golden Touch" (1981) #56
"RR Express" (1981) #8
"Best Love" (1982) #64
"Lonely Road" (1987) #45
"Doesn't Have To Be This Way" (1987) #22
"Car Wash '98" (1998) #18
"Car Wash b/w Is It Love You're After?" *** (1998) #20

*-#1 on the R&B/Soul charts for 2 weeks **-"I Wanna Get Next To You" also reached the #9 position on the Adult Contemporary charts ***-UK re-issue 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

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Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, soul, and hip-hop soul singer, songwriter, producer, and actress who has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958), better known worldwide by only her first name, is an iconic Italian-American pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, and author whose level of fame and success has earned her superstar status for over two decades. ... Joe Cocker Joe Cocker (born John Robert Cocker, May 20, 1944) is a rock/blues musician. ... Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a hugely revered African-American R&B/soul singer who fronted two moderately successful groups before rising to stardom as a solo artist in the late 1970s, influencing a new generation of female singers. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter & producer who has sold 11 Million CDs worldwide [citation needed]. Within the past 10 years of Faiths musical career, she has worked with numerous successful artists such as Mary J... The Cover Girls were a New York City-based Latin freestyle pop trio, the brainchild of music promoter Sal Abbatiello. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller on 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey) is a British singer / songwriter, leader of two successful bands: The Jam and The Style Council. ...

External links

Rose Royce Official Website [1]


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Rose Royce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (215 words)
Rose Royce was a soul and disco band, formed by Motown writer/producer Norman Whitfield - previously most famous for his work with the Temptations - and featuring singer Rose Norwalt performing under the name Rose Royce.
The backing group was comprised of members of Total Concept Limited and Magic Wand, both backing bands for Motown artists such as Edwin Starr, The Undisputed Truth, and The Temptations.
When Whitfield left Motown in 1975 to create Whitfield Records, he took the band members with him and Rose Royce was created.
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