Robert Palmer - Did You Know?

Robert Palmer - Did You Know?February 23, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, Robert Palmer.




Robert Palmer was an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, who was known for combining different music genres, like: rock, pop, soul, jazz, blues and reggae.

Robert Palmer caught his big break when he was invited to replace the Alan Bown Set's lead singer on the 1969 single of the band "Gypsy Girl." Over the next couple years, Palmer sang and played guitar for R&B and jazz bands, before signing to Island Records in 1974, when he released his debut solo album.

His biggest commercial success came in the 80s, most notably with the song "Addicted to Love." The clip to the song that was often emulated and parodied became one of the defining images of the 80s and made Robert Palmer a star.

Robert Palmer have scored Top 10 songs in both the US and the UK with his 1986 song "Addicted to Love" topping the US chart. He also won several awards throughout his music career, among them are two Grammy Awards (Best Male Rock Vocal Performance) and an MTV Video Music Award. Palmer was also nominated for two Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist.

Unfortunately, Robert Palmer died due to a heart attack on 26 September 2003. He was 54 years old.


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