Mr. Mister - Did You Know?

Mr. Mister - Did You Know?January 18, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about American pop rock band, Mr. Mister.




Mr. Mister was an American pop rock band that was formed in 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona, were active throughout the 1980s and consisted of Richard Page (lead vocals and bass guitar), Steve George (keyboards, backing vocals), Pat Mastelotto (acoustic and electronic drums, percussion) and Steve Farris (guitars, backing vocals).

The name of the band came from an inside joke about a Weather Report album by the name of Mr. Gone, where they referred to each other as "Mister This" or "Mister That", and eventually selected "Mr. Mister."

One of the band's most known and successful songs is "Broken Wings" which was inspired by a book that lyricist John Lang read called The Broken Wings. The book was written by the Lebanese poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran. The book was written in 1912 and is a story about a love that is doomed by social convention. Its theme is echoed in the song - picking up the pieces of your life and moving on.

John Lang, Richard Page and Steve George wrote the song in Page's home in California. They came up with it in about 20 minutes and recorded it on Page's tape machine.



The song "Kyrie" by Mr. Mister is credited to Richard Page (lead singer), Steve George (keyboards), and John Lang (lyrics). Richard Page wrote the music and melody, and John Lang wrote the lyrics.

He got the inspiration from singing it as a kid in an Episcopal church in Phoenix. The band wrote the song "Kyrie" while they were on tour with Adam Ant. It was a year before they recorded it.


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