Eric Mercury

Real Name:
Eric Alexander Mercury
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(Born: 28 June 1944 – Died: 14 March 2022) was a 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 Electric Black Man — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Electric Black Man (Album) AVCO Embassy, AVCO Embassy SAVL-933630, AVE-33001 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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ENS 1020 Funky Sounds Nurtured In The Fertile Soil Of Memphis That Smell Of Rock — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Funky Sounds Nurtured In The Fertile Soil Of Memphis That Smell Of Rock (Album) Enterprise ENS 1020 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
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ENS-1033, ens 1033 Love Is Taking Over — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Love Is Taking Over (Album) Enterprise, Enterprise ENS-1033, ens 1033 US 1973 Sell This Version
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SRM 1-1026, SRM-1-1026 Eric Mercury — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Eric Mercury (Album) Mercury, Mercury SRM 1-1026, SRM-1-1026 US 1975 Sell This Version
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ST-12166 Gimme A Call Sometime — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Gimme A Call Sometime (Album) Capitol Records ST-12166 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

AVE 3502, AVE-3502 Hurdy Gurdy Man — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single) AVCO Embassy, AVCO Embassy AVE 3502, AVE-3502 France 1969 Sell This Version
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AVE-4516 Enter My Love / Hurdy Gurdy Man — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Enter My Love / Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single) AVCO Embassy AVE-4516 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
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AVLD 16.001 Electric Black Man — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Electric Black Man(7", EP) AVCO Embassy AVLD 16.001 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
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AVE-4523 You Bring Me To My Knees — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury You Bring Me To My Knees(7", Single, Promo) AVCO Embassy AVE-4523 US 1970 Sell This Version
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ENA-9041 I Can Smell That Funky Music — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury I Can Smell That Funky Music (Single) Enterprise ENA-9041 US 1971 Sell This Version
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ENA-9047 What's Usual Seems Natr'l — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury What's Usual Seems Natr'l Enterprise ENA-9047 US 1972 Sell This Version
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ENA-9089 Don't Lose Faith In Me Lord / Sweet Sara — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Don't Lose Faith In Me Lord / Sweet Sara (Single) Enterprise ENA-9089 US 1973 Sell This Version
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ENA-9080 Love Is Taking Over — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Love Is Taking Over (Single) Enterprise ENA-9080 US 1973 Sell This Version
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M-73679, 6167 161 Pours When It Pains / Colour Yesterdays — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Pours When It Pains / Colour Yesterdays (Single) Mercury, Mercury M-73679, 6167 161 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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73699 Sweetie-Pie — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Sweetie-Pie (Single) Mercury 73699 US 1975 Sell This Version
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3-10729 Take Me Girl I'm Ready — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Take Me Girl I'm Ready (Single) Columbia 3-10729 US 1978 Sell This Version
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P-A-5058 Get It Right — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Get It Right Capitol Records P-A-5058 US 1981 Sell This Version
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SPRO-9655, SPRO-9656 Gimme A Call Sometime / Include Me Out — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Gimme A Call Sometime / Include Me Out Capitol Records SPRO-9655, SPRO-9656 US 1981 Sell This Version
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10.167 Only Heaven Can Wait (For Love) — Eric Mercury Eric Mercury & Roberta Flack Eric Mercury & Roberta Flack - Only Heaven Can Wait (For Love) (Single) Atlantic 10.167 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

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