Raydio was an funk and 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 100 charts, 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 40 single 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 office hit movie "Ghostbusters", starring Bill Murray and 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 Play chart. Their second single "Electric Boogaloo" (from the movie ""), did not enter the pop charts, but did climb to #43 on the dance chart.



*"Raydio" (1977)
*"Rock On" (1979)
*"Two Places at the Same Time" (1980)
*"A Woman Needs Love" (1981)

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*amg | id = 11:57j4eaz04x87 | label = Raydio

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