Eric Mercury

Real Name:
Eric Alexander Mercury
Profile:
Canadian singer/songwriter and musician, born in Toronto, Ontario. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario into a family of musicians. He performed with groups including The Pharaohs and Eric Mercury and the Soul Searchers in the 1960s, and moved to New York in 1968 to perform by himself. Mercury wrote material for artists such as Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway for whom he also produced. He appeared in the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

In 1973, Mercury appeared at the Millennium '73 event which featured Shri Guru Maharaj Ji. At the time Mercury was with Stax records and his label had been promised a spot for him which was intended to promote his career. The event was covered by former evangelist turned rock singer and actor, Marjoe Gortner. He covered the event for Oui Magazine and wrote a bit about him in his article "WHO WAS GURU MAHARAJ JI ?"

Mercury also had a role in the film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh as Rudy, the league commissioner, and as Tyrone Blackwood in American Hot Wax.
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Albums

SAVL-933630, AVE-33001 Eric Mercury - Electric Black Man album art Eric Mercury Electric Black Man (Album) AVCO Embassy, AVCO Embassy SAVL-933630, AVE-33001 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
ENS-1020 Eric Mercury - Funky Sounds Nurtured In The Fertile Soil Of Memphis That Smell Of Rock album art Eric Mercury Funky Sounds Nurtured In The Fertile Soil Of Memphis That Smell Of Rock (Album) Enterprise ENS-1020 US 1972 Sell This Version
ENS-1033, ens 1033 Eric Mercury - Love Is Taking Over album art Eric Mercury Love Is Taking Over (Album) Enterprise, Enterprise ENS-1033, ens 1033 US 1973 Sell This Version
SRM 1-1026, SRM-1-1026 Eric Mercury - Eric Mercury album art Eric Mercury Eric Mercury (Album) Mercury, Mercury SRM 1-1026, SRM-1-1026 US 1975 Sell This Version
ST-12166 Eric Mercury - Gimme A Call Sometime album art Eric Mercury Gimme A Call Sometime (Album) Capitol Records ST-12166 Canada 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5-0001 Eric Mercury - Lonely Girl album art Eric Mercury And The Soul Searchers (5) Eric Mercury And The Soul Searchers (5) - Lonely Girl(7", Single) SAC (2) 5-0001 US 1968 Sell This Version
AVE-3502 Eric Mercury - Hurdy Gurdy Man album art Eric Mercury Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single) AVCO Embassy AVE-3502 France 1969 Sell This Version
AVE-4516 Eric Mercury - Enter My Love / Hurdy Gurdy Man album art Eric Mercury Enter My Love / Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single) AVCO Embassy AVE-4516 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
AVLD 16.001 Eric Mercury - Electric Black Man album art Eric Mercury Electric Black Man(7", EP) AVCO Embassy AVLD 16.001 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
ENA-9041 Eric Mercury - I Can Smell That Funky Music album art Eric Mercury I Can Smell That Funky Music (Single) Enterprise ENA-9041 US 1971 Sell This Version
ENA-9047 Eric Mercury - What's Usual Seems Natr'l album art Eric Mercury What's Usual Seems Natr'l Enterprise ENA-9047 US 1972 Sell This Version
ENA-9089 Eric Mercury - Don't Lose Faith In Me Lord / Sweet Sara album art Eric Mercury Don't Lose Faith In Me Lord / Sweet Sara (Single) Enterprise ENA-9089 US 1973 Sell This Version
ENA-9080 Eric Mercury - Love Is Taking Over album art Eric Mercury Love Is Taking Over (Single) Enterprise ENA-9080 US 1973 Sell This Version
M-73679, 6167 161 Eric Mercury - Pours When It Pains / Colour Yesterdays album art Eric Mercury Pours When It Pains / Colour Yesterdays (Single) Mercury, Mercury M-73679, 6167 161 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
73699 Eric Mercury - Sweetie-Pie album art Eric Mercury Sweetie-Pie (Single) Mercury 73699 US 1975 Sell This Version
3-10729 Eric Mercury - Take Me Girl I'm Ready album art Eric Mercury Take Me Girl I'm Ready (Single) Columbia 3-10729 US 1978 Sell This Version
P-A-5058 Eric Mercury - Get It Right album art Eric Mercury Get It Right Capitol Records P-A-5058 US 1981 Sell This Version
SPRO-9655, SPRO-9656 Eric Mercury - Gimme A Call Sometime / Include Me Out album art Eric Mercury Gimme A Call Sometime / Include Me Out Capitol Records SPRO-9655, SPRO-9656 US 1981 Sell This Version
7-89931 Eric Mercury - Only Heaven Can Wait (For Love) album art Eric Mercury Only Heaven Can Wait (For Love) (Single) Atlantic 7-89931 US 1983 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Eric Mercury - Just One World - Ein Fabelhaftes Musical album art Ira Antelis / Eric Mercury Ira Antelis / Eric Mercury - Just One World - Ein Fabelhaftes Musical(CD, Promo) AMC (9) none Germany 1997 Sell This Version