Jerry Knight

Jerry Knight

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


SP-4788 Jerry Knight Jerry Knight (Album) A&M Records SP-4788 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMS-20004 Jerry Knight Perfect Fit (Album) A&M Records AMS-20004 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
SP-4877 Jerry Knight Love's On Our Side (Album) A&M Records SP-4877 US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2248-S Jerry Knight Joy Ride A&M Records 2248-S US 1980 Sell This Version
AMS 7521 Jerry Knight Overnight Sensation / Freek Show (Single) A&M Disco AMS 7521 UK 1980 Sell This Version
2304 Jerry Knight Perfect Fit (Single) A&M Records 2304 US 1981 Sell This Version
AMS 8112 Jerry Knight Perfect Fit(7", Single) A&M Records AMS 8112 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2336-S Jerry Knight Turn It Out(7") A&M Records 2336-S US 1981 Sell This Version
SP-17148 Jerry Knight Turn It Out(12", S/Sided, Promo) A&M Records SP-17148 US 1981 Sell This Version
2519-S Jerry Knight She's Got To Be (A Dancer) / Fire (Maxi) A&M Records 2519-S 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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