Robert Palmer

Real Name:
Robert Allan Palmer
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British pop-rock vocalist, songwriter and musician.
Born in Batley, Yorkshire, England on 19 January, 1949. Died in Paris, France, from a heart attack on 26 September, 2003 at the age of 54.
Palmer moved to Lugano, Switzerland, in 1986 where he lived until his death. He became a naturalized Swiss citizen in 1993.
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ILPS 9294 Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley (Album) Island Records ILPS 9294 US 1974 Sell This Version
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ZC1 9372 Pressure Drop — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Pressure Drop (Album) Island Records ZC1 9372 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9420 Some People Can Do What They Like — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Some People Can Do What They Like (Album) Island Records ILPS 9420 US 1976 Sell This Version
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L 36509, ILPS 9476 Double Fun — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Double Fun (Album) Island Records L 36509, ILPS 9476 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
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200 427-270, 200 427 Vinegar Joe — Robert Palmer Vinegar Joe Featuring Robert Palmer & Elkie Brooks Vinegar Joe Featuring Robert Palmer & Elkie Brooks - Vinegar Joe(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 200 427-270, 200 427 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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WBMS 111 Band In Boston (Robert Palmer Live) — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Band In Boston (Robert Palmer Live) (Album) Island Records WBMS 111 US 1979 Sell This Version
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200 662-320, 200 662 Secrets — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Secrets (Album) Island Records 200 662-320, 200 662 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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C 37393 Clues — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Clues (Album) Island Records C 37393 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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RKS3 The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 9, 1980) — Robert Palmer Robert Klein Featuring Robert Palmer, Chevy Chase, Bruce Cockburn Robert Klein Featuring Robert Palmer, Chevy Chase, Bruce Cockburn - The Robert Klein Radio Show (November 9, 1980)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Froben Production RKS3 US 1980 Sell This Version
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KB 304 The Best Of The Biscuit — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer / Talking Heads Robert Palmer / Talking Heads - The Best Of The Biscuit(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting KB 304 US 1980 Sell This Version
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5204 564 Maybe It's Live — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Maybe It's Live (Album) Island Records 5204 564 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
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RR-82-20 Retro Rock — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Retro Rock(LP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation RR-82-20 US 1982 Sell This Version
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439 In Concert - 312 — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer In Concert - 312 BBC Transcription Services 439 US 1983 Sell This Version
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ISMC-65 Pride — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Pride (Album) Island Records ISMC-65 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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none King Biscuit Flower Hour — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer / Madness Robert Palmer / Madness - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) ABC Rock Radio Network, DIR Broadcasting none US 1983 Sell This Version
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CID 130, 90471-2 Riptide — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Riptide (Album) Island Records, Island Records CID 130, 90471-2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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BoB.574 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Robert Palmer John Waite, Robert Palmer John Waite, Robert Palmer - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) ABC Rock Radio Network, DIR Broadcasting BoB.574 US 1985 Sell This Version
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SS86-F Superstar Concert Series — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Superstar Concert Series Westwood One SS86-F US 1986 Sell This Version
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none Hot Rocks 1986: Robert Palmer - Weekend Of June 13, 1986 — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Hot Rocks 1986: Robert Palmer - Weekend Of June 13, 1986(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) United Stations Programming Network none US 1986 Sell This Version
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33895-4 Heavy Nova — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Heavy Nova (Album) EMI, EMI 33895-4 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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RS 020 Rock Stars — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Rock Stars(2xLP, Transcription) Radio Today Entertainment RS 020 US 1988 Sell This Version
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88-52 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Robert Palmer Mary Turner (4), Robert Palmer Mary Turner (4), Robert Palmer - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 88-52 US 1988 Sell This Version
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TCEMDX 1018, EMDX 1018-4 Don't Explain — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Don't Explain (Album) EMI TCEMDX 1018, EMDX 1018-4 Israel 1990 Sell This Version
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TCD 0115 In Concert - 518 — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer In Concert - 518(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0115 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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7805434 Ridin' High — Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Ridin' High (Album) EMI 7805434 Australia 1992 Sell This Version

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professormouse

professormouse

October 22, 2021
edited 10 months ago
A SOUL SINGER....and really kinda funky to be honest...oh we have passed the minimum req.
smartnic

smartnic

January 7, 2021
I enjoyed Robert's work from when "Sally" dropped until the end. No other "Rock" performer produced such high quality work for so many years. (It ill serves his music to cram it into a genre, but oh, well.) Unfortunately make stick stick with him into the 1990s and on, when he cut two of his best albums. "Honey" is masterpiece, right and dynamic. Drive was also excellent.
maxal

maxal

March 27, 2020
I like the Pride album and played it a lot in the Eighties. It was a couple years before Addicted to Love - which I personally didn't like. Addicted to Love was being played all over the place and the female band video was captivating, but ultimately odd and cold.

Pride, however, avoids hype and cliche and has some great tracks such as The Silver Gun.
Expansive09

Expansive09

March 15, 2016
As of late I was fortunate to pick up the original Island cds from this British singer back catalog of the 1970s. Forget his 1980s mechanical new wave pop Clues & Pressure drop really showcase this mans talent. His early releases are very "American" in sound in the sense he focuses on blues, rock and reggae in many of his songs and pulls it off really well. Palmer had a knack for manifesting alot of feel when singing in these styles. As a musician he had a unique voice and was open to experimentation just like David Bowie but without the theatrical edge.
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handsmom05

handsmom05

November 29, 2014
Are any of you members of the robert palmer group on facebook? Its a great group and is growing all the time!
chevvies

chevvies

July 7, 2014
On a Robert Palmer kick lately, great diversity of styles but he still knew how to rock.
Themushieman

Themushieman

July 4, 2014
Inspiration. Cool guy.
bscrawler

bscrawler

March 6, 2014
Agree and third this..Palmer was one of the finest white blues singers ever with a feel that simply cannot be learned-you either have it or you don't.Palmer had it in spades.A legendary vocalist.
mattyg107

mattyg107

June 23, 2011
I second that. Everytime I mention/ put on Palmer people only remember his 80's style.. If you get into his back-catalogue you will see this man was actually a very diverse and creative individual. You'll be remembered and embraced for years and years to come Robert. We all miss you
my4a

my4a

June 11, 2011
Robert was SO much more than the "Addicted to Love" video-style he will be remembered for. What a great, unique, blessed talent. Miss you, Robert ...

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