Jerry Knight

Jerry Knight

Real Name:
Jerry Ernest Knight
Profile:
Singer, bass player and founding member of Raydio
b. April 17, 1952 in Los Angeles
d. December 29, 1996

In 1977, along with Ray Parker Jr., he was a founding member of the group Raydio, singing vocals on their early hit, "Jack and Jill". He then left to pursue a solo career, releasing three solo albums and achieving moderate success with minor hits such as "Overnight Sensation", "Perfect Fit" and "Turn It Out".

In 1983 Knight teamed with Ollie Brown to form Ollie & Jerry. Together, they provided the title track to the soundtrack to the movie Breakin', which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They also recorded the title track for "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," which got up to #45 on the R&B charts.

Although his solo career faded, Knight continued to write and produce for acts such as the The Whispers, Patrice Rushen, DeBarge, Howard Hewett and legendary UK singer Elkie Brooks.
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Jerry Knight Discography

Albums

Jerry Knight Jerry Knight (Album) A&M Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Jerry Knight Perfect Fit (Album) A&M Records Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Jerry Knight Love's On Our Side (Album) A&M Records US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jerry Knight Joy Ride A&M Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Jerry Knight Overnight Sensation / Freek Show (Single) A&M Disco UK 1980 Sell This Version
Jerry Knight Perfect Fit (Single) A&M Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
Jerry Knight Turn It Out A&M Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Jerry Knight She's Got To Be (A Dancer) / Fire (Maxi) A&M Records US 1982 Sell This Version
SPEC-1448 Jerry Knight Overnight Sensation / Now That She's Rockin'(12") Unidisc SPEC-1448 Canada 1989 Sell This Version

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