Jerry Knight

Real Name:
Jerry Ernest Knight
Profile:
Singer, musician (bass, rhythm guitar, synths and keyboards) 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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Albums

SP-4788 Jerry Knight - Jerry Knight album art Jerry Knight Jerry Knight (Album) A&M Records SP-4788 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4843 Jerry Knight - Perfect Fit album art Jerry Knight Perfect Fit (Album) A&M Records SP-4843 US 1981 Sell This Version
SP-4877 Jerry Knight - Love's On Our Side album art 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 album art Jerry Knight Joy Ride A&M Records 2248-S US 1980 Sell This Version
2215-S Jerry Knight - Overnight Sensation / Freek Show album art Jerry Knight Overnight Sensation / Freek Show (Single) A&M Disco 2215-S US 1980 Sell This Version
2336-S Jerry Knight - Turn It Out album art Jerry Knight Turn It Out (Single) A&M Records 2336-S US 1981 Sell This Version
AMS 8112 Jerry Knight - Perfect Fit album art Jerry Knight Perfect Fit (Single) A&M Records AMS 8112 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2519-S Jerry Knight - She's Got To Be (A Dancer) / Fire album art 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' album art Jerry Knight Overnight Sensation / Now That She's Rockin'(12") Unidisc SPEC-1448 Canada 1989 Sell This Version