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The Timex Social Club was a US group formed in 1982. Its members Gregory Thomas, Marcus Thompson, Kevin Moore, Michael Marshall, Craig Samuel, Darrien Cleage, and Alex Hill specialized in both old school rap and the merger of urban R&B with hip-hop rhythms, which was later known as new jack swing. The group was signed to Danya records, and their only album Vicious Rumors was released in 1986. Vicious Rumors had only one major hit on it, “Rumors”, which hit #8 on the Hot 100, with Michael Marshall as the lead singer. The two following singles “Thinkin’ About Ya” and “Mixed-Up World” both reached the R&B top 20.

Soon afterwards, their producer Jay King replaced them with a new band that he formed, an R&B group called Club Nouveau. After 5 years of being together, the Timex Social Club broke up.

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