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Robert Knight (born April 24, 1945, in Franklin, Tennessee) is an American singer. Knight made his professional vocal debut with the Paramounts, a harmony quintet consisting of schoolfriends. Signed to Dot Records in 1960, they recorded “Free Me” in 1961, a US R&B hit, outselling the cover version by Johnny Preston.

After this initial success their subsequent releases flopped and resulted in the group breaking up. Unfortunately, they also broke their contract with Dot and were prevented from recording for four-and-a-half years. Knight continued his studies in chemistry at the Tennessee State University where he formed vocal trio the Fairlanes. In 1967, Knight was spotted performing with the Fairlanes in Nashville, and was offered a contract as a solo artist by the Rising Sons label. His first recording, “Everlasting Love”, written by label owners Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, was an immediate success, reaching number 14 on the R&B charts, and actually did better on the pop side (number 13).

This enduring song was an even bigger success in Britain the following year where a cover version by Love Affair reached number 1, and in doing so, kept the singer from progressing further than a Top 40 position. Knight scored two further pop hits at home, “Blessed Are The Lonely” and “Isn’t It Lonely Together”.


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  • will_br

    I remember him from his group "Robert Knight and the Fairlanes" when he was playing the small town venues in middle Tennessee, as he was living in Williamson County outside of Nashville. He performed Everlasting Love live in Shelbyville the same week it was at the top of the pop charts...many many years ago..

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  • hank_kingsley

    It's hot making love on a mountain apparently. However, from own experience with the altitude changes the opposite is in fact true. It is very, very, cold. Unless we're talking about a volcano, in which case Robert Knight is completely right. It is hot making love on a volcano.

    25 Sep 2007 Reply

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