Raydio was an
funkand R&B vocal group, formed in 1977, by Ray Parker Jr., with Vincent Bohnam, Jerry Knight, and Arnell Carmichael.
Raydio - mostly records
The group scored their first big hit in 1978 with "Jack and Jill", which was taken from their debut, self-titled album. The song was #8 on the
Billboard Hot 100charts, and reached #11 in the UK singles chart, earning a gold record in the process.
Their successful follow-up hit, "You Can't Change That" was released in
1979, and lifted from their "Rock On" album. The single made it up to #9 on the Billboard charts that year.
By 1980, the group had become known as Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio, and they released two more albums: "Two Places at the Same Time" in
1980, and "A Woman Needs Love" in 1981.
These spawned another two
Top 40single hits ("Two Places at the Same Time" - #40 in 1980; and "That Old Song" - #21 in 1981). Their last, and biggest hit, "A Woman Needs Love" was also released in 1981, and went to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Raydio finally broke up in 1981.
Post Raydio - partly cinema
*Ray Parker Jr. started his solo career, scoring six Top 40 hits, including the hit singles "The Other Woman" (Pop #4), and "
Ghostbusters". "Ghostbusters" was a title track of the box officehit movie "Ghostbusters", starring Bill Murrayand Dan Aykroyd. The single went to #1 for three weeks on the Billboard Pop charts.
*Jerry Knight helped form
Ollie & Jerry, with Ollie Brown. Their two biggest hits came from soundtracks. "Breakin'... There's No Stoppin' Us" was the theme to the motion picture" Breakin'", and hit #9 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Playchart. Their second single "Electric Boogaloo" (from the movie ""), did not enter the pop charts, but did climb to #43 on the dance chart.
*"Rock On" (
Two Places at the Same Time" ( 1980)
A Woman Needs Love" ( 1981)
*amg | id = 11:57j4eaz04x87 | label = Raydio
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