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Robert Allen Palmer (January 19, 1949 – September 26, 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, England, was a British singer. He was known for his soulful voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, reggae, blues, and even yodeling.

His eighties hits were promoted by particularly striking award winning videos, featuring an all-female, black-clad backing band. The memorable videos, directed by Terence Donovan, featured heavily on MTV and played a large part in his transatlantic… read more

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  • Such a great voice and tremendous talent who left us far too soon. [2]
  • 'I Didn't Mean to Turn You On' is basically an asexual theme song and I love it for that.
  • RIP
  • Such a great voice and tremendous talent who left us far too soon.
  • A great period around 1985 when you could do a fusion of rock and pop and get into the charts.
  • Loved this and still do now.
  • I'm trying to listen to the new Robert Palmer tape, but Evelyn, my supposed fiancée, keeps buzzing in my ear.
  • I had a dream he died a week before he actually died. Same thing happened with a friend of mine....
  • In my opinion, RP had one of the strongest debut releases in the history of rock: Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley, as well as one of the best swan-song releases: Drive. What a talent.

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