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Hewett, Watley, and Daniel
Hewett, Watley, and Daniel

Shalamar was an American musical group of the 1970s and 1980s that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey. Their first hit was the 1977 Motown-inspired production "Uptown Festival", whose success inpired Griffey to replace his sessioneers with vocalists Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel, and Howard Hewett (the latter replacing short-time member Gerald Brown) in 1978. Image File history File links VMC-Shalamar-Best-Cover. ... Image File history File links VMC-Shalamar-Best-Cover. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive, informally sometimes including the years 1979, 1990 and 1991. ... Disco is a genre of music that originated in discothèques. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Jody Watley (born Chicago, Illinois on January 30, 1959) is an American pop singer, songwriter, producer. ... Howard Hewett (Born: October 1st, 1955 in Akron, Ohio) is the former lead vocalist of the R&B group, Shalamar, from 1979 to 1985. ...

The group was hooked up with legendary R&B producer Leon Sylvers III in 1979, signed with Griffey's SOLAR Records and scored a U.S. million seller with "The Second Time Around" (#1 US R&B, #8 US Pop). In the UK the group had a string of hits with songs such as "Take That To The Bank" (1978, "I Owe You One" (1980)and 1982's "I Can Make You Feel Good", "A Night To Remember", "There It Is" and "Friends". The album of the same title "Friends" was also a big seller in the UK in 1982 crossing the genres of pop, disco and soul. The band's record sales in the UK increased dramatically when Daniel demonstrated his body-popping skills on Top of the Pops Solar Records - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Top of the Pops is a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC Two and now licensed for local versions around the world. ...

The group took a knock when Watley and Daniel left the band in early 1983. Indeed they had already left the band over artistic arguments with SOLAR prior to the release of the album The Look in the Spring of 1983. Nonetheless the album wielded a numebr of UK hit singles including "Dissapearing Act", and "Over And Over". The album itself moved Shalamar into a more rock / disco field so effortlessley purveyed by Michael jackson on the "Thriller" album, with rock guitars to the fore. It was not the success that the "Friends" album had been a year previously.

With a mid 1980's line up change with Delisa Davis and Micki Free, Shalamar returned to the US Top 20 in 1984 with "Dancing In The Sheets" from Footloose and won a Grammy for "Don't Get Stopped In Beverly Hills" from Beverly Hills Cop in 1985. Micki Free is a professional musician. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the musical, see Footloose (musical) Footloose is a 1984 movie that tells the story of Ren McCormack (played by Nick Tendam), a teenager who was raised in Chicago and moves to a small town where the town government has banned dancing and rock music. ... 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... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... This article is about the year. ...

But when Hewett left for a solo career in 1986, and was replaced by Sydney Justin, the band faded into obscurity. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The most successful of the classic trio was Watley, who, with former Prince sidekick André Cymone, made classy solo albums and found success with her own singles, which included 1987's "Looking For A New Love", 1989's "Friends", and 1994's "When A Man Loves A Woman". She rejoined with Hewett and Daniels, plus LL Cool J, on Babyface's 1996 single "For The Lover In You"--a cover of a hit single from Shalamar's 1980 LP Three For Love. She was also one of the few American singers to perform on the original Band Aid record. Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Andre Cymone (born Andre Anderson) is a bassist, songwriter and record producer. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968) is an American hip hop artist better known by his stage name, LL Cool J (Ladies Love Cool James). He is best known for romantic ballads like I Need Love as well as hardcore rap like I Cant Live Without My... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... In popular music a cover version is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Cover art for the original Do They Know Its Christmas? release – artist Peter Blake Band Aid is a British and Irish charity supergroup founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise by releasing a record Do They Know Its Christmas? for the Christmas...

The group scored a total of three gold albums in America during its heyday- 1979's "Big Fun", 1980's "Three For Love" (which eventually went platinum), and 1982's "Friends".

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Shalamar - Music Downloads - Online (249 words)
Bio: Shalamar was the creation of Dick Griffey, the booking agent for the television R&B program Soul Train, and British R&B producer Simon Soussan.
Shalamar's string of poppy dance-soul hits began in 1979 with "Take That to the Bank"; later that year, "The Second Time Around" hit the Top Ten.
Watley and Daniels left the group in 1982 and were replaced by Delisa Davis and Micki Free in 1984; Watley went on to stardom as a solo act.
Shalamar Garden (296 words)
The Shalamar Garden, sometimes written Shalimar Garden, was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Lahore, Pakistan.
In 1962, Shalamar Garden was nationalised by General Ayub Khan, as the top Mian family members opposed his Marshal-law government in Pakistan.
Shalamar Garden is a magnificent example of Mughal architectural grandeur.
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