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Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Nite Retro

Good evening and welcome to the latest edition of Friday Nite Retro! Tonight I'm featuring the work of John Waite. That name was the answer to a trivia question on American Top 40 in the mid-1980's. . .I recall that vividly, because my girlfriend at the time answered it, and I stopped umm. . what I was doing and said "What"?! I guess you had to be there. But that would be an entirely different story, so let's move on!

In case you aren't familiar with John, he began his career as the lead singer for "The Baby's". You'll likely remember this #1 hit from 1979:

Every Time I Think of You

Shortly after their fifth album "On the Edge" in1980 the group broke up. John launched a solo career in 1982 with his "Ignition" album featuring this hit single:


His next album,"No Brakes", made him an international star. The album included the following smash hit and finally gained him some mass recognition:

Missing You

John's next role was as lead singer for Bad English, which also featured "Journey" members Neal Schon and Jonathon Cain, along with future Journey alum, Deen Castonovo. These two songs were from their debut album, and charted at #10 and #1 respectively:

Price of Love

When I See You Smile

John toured with Ringo Starr in 2003 as a part of his "All Starr Band", and In 2006 recorded a remake of "Missing You" as a duet with Allison Krauss,
which was released as single in the Country Charts:

Missing You (remix)

Visit John's official website! Thanks for dropping by tonight. . .hopefully it was worth the Waite. =)


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Blogger Damian said...

"Friday Night Reto"?

What's a reto?

title="comment permalink">April 21, 2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger John Good said...

"Friday Nite Typo"... ;)

title="comment permalink">April 21, 2007 11:27 AM  
Blogger Hill said...

These are too much fun! My fave is the original "Missing You." Love it.

title="comment permalink">April 22, 2007 7:00 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Next week you could have Friday Night Toto.

title="comment permalink">April 22, 2007 9:51 PM  

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