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Lobo (born Roland Kent Lavoie, July 31, 1943), is an American who was successful in the early 1970s, scoring several Top 10 hits, including “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo,” “I’d Love You to Want Me” and “Don’t Expect Me To Be Your Friend.” Lobo’s songs have been characterized by their sweet melodies, sumptuous instrumentation and soulful lyrics. This has made him well known outside the Western world, including Africa, India and Southeast Asia.

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, Lavoie was raised by his mother in Winter Haven, Florida with his six siblings. He began his musical career in 1961 as a member of a local band, The Rumours. The band included Gram Parsons and Jim Stafford, as well as drummer Jon Corneal, who later joined Parsons’ International Submarine Band.

In 1964, while attending the University of South Florida, Lavoie joined a band called the Sugar Beats and met producer Phil Gernhard. He recorded a regional hit for the band, a cover of Johnny Rivers’ song, “What Am I Doing Here”.

During the 1960s, Lavoie performed with many other bands, including US Male, The Uglies, and Me and the Other Guys. It was in the latter band that he met musician Billy Aerts, who became a member of Lobo’s touring band in the early 1970s and produced Lobo’s comeback album in 1989.

Again working with Gernhard, his first solo record was released in 1969, the single “Happy Days In New York City” backed with “My Friend Is Here”. Both were original tracks. It was released on Laurie Records.

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  • abilziero

    WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME ... TOMORROW

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • peperment

    rings rings telephone rings where u been all these years?haha just siting here talkin Doris well u can finish the rest

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Braveheart53

    ♥♫¸¸.•(❤‿❤)•.¸¸♫♥

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Fenrickpy

    que genio de la música me encanta :D

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • BeHoyt

    Saw you standin' there, bought fell off my chair. Wonderful.

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • below50

    I have a me ..all I need is dog name BOO..:-) great song

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • SANLEGAS

    "I'd Love You to Want me" es muy buena la cancion saludos desde mexico

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    A nice litle number this is !!!!!!!! ( : > )

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • roots-roy

    Happy Birthday !!! one of your songs was The Song for my first girlfriend and me, long ago :-) God Bless You !

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • javi_lorente

    LAST FM HIJOS DE PUTA, CABRONES MENTIROSOS DE MIERDA: GASTÉ 56 EROS EN DOS ENTRADAS (MI PADRE Y YO), MÁS LA GASOLINA Y LOS PEAJES PARA IR A VER ALOBO, MI SUEÑO DE LA INFANCIA... Y ES MENTIRA: EL LOBO QUE TOCA EN EL MARÉS VIVAS ES UN GRUPO DE NIÑATOS DE O PORTO. ¿A QUE NO ME VAIS A DEVOLVER MI DINERO? CABRONES MENTIROSOS

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • TimelessVoid

    adoro

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • Anyrban999

    Lobo Bhai

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • AleysterCrowley

    SO GOOD.... TE VERY BEST, VOICE AND SONG!!!!!!!

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Deput666

    I want another Lobo!

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • pablo_soze

    es posible que exista otro "lobo" que hizo una versión del tango 'volver'??

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Rotenasenmaus

    G R E A T ! ! ! :-)

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • LuYZ-AlF

    That´s when I feel the wall starts crashing in............ :(

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • onitorment

    I've heard of his one song in the past. I can't believe that i found it again; a new favorite.

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Cilmi

    So beautiful

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • InkReflections

    Yes I'd Love You to Want me is classic and a very good song too such a good song and I wanted to come back to cool songs like this and had to find it after I heard Declan Galbraith sing it...which I must he did pretty good on it.

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
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