Real Name:
Turley Curtis Richards
Profile:
American singer / songwriter, guitarist, president and owner of Amari Music, Inc. born June 12, 1941 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Richards was blinded in the left eye at the age of four in an archery accident, and lost sight in the right eye as well some years later. He first began playing in a group called The Five Pearls while still a teen in the 1950s. His first appearance on record was a single titled "All About Ann", released on Cincinnati, Ohio label Fraternity Records.

He moved to Los Angeles with an ensemble in the early 1960s, but his band failed and he returned to West Virginia. Later in the 1960s he moved to New York City. He played the uptown East Side local Bar's (Malachy's II) (72nd & Lexington) and eventually found success in New York. He released his debut album on Warner Bros. Records in 1970. He scored two minor hit singles in the US in the early 1970s. Further releases followed later in the decade, as did a third hit in 1980.

Richards made the first recording of Tom Snow and Nan O'Byrne's "You Might Need Somebody", which was subsequently a UK hit twice, reaching number 11 hit for Randy Crawford in 1981 and number 4 for Shola Ama in 1997.

On September 1, 2011 Turley Richards said "My! the world is crazy. I just found out this week that Richard Turley (my given name before changing it) on Fraternity Records in 1959 song 'Making Love With My Baby' has put me in the Rockabilly Hall of fame. I'm so flattered."
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Vocals

TFM 3176 Turley Richards - The Many Souls Of Turley Richards album art Turley Richards Turley Richards - The Many Souls Of Turley Richards(LP, Album, Mono) 20th Century Fox Records TFM 3176 US 1965 Sell This Version
Turley Richards - Because I Am album art Clear Light Productions Because I Am Clear Light Productions - Because I Am (Album) Clear Light Productions US 1973 Sell This Version
CL 102 Turley Richards - Cry 3 album art CRY 3 CRY 3 - Cry 3(LP, Album) Clear Light Productions CL 102 US 1975 Sell This Version
Turley Richards - West Virginia Superstar album art Turley Richards Turley Richards - West Virginia Superstar (Album) Epic US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 19260 Turley Richards - Therfu album art Turley Richards Turley Richards - Therfu(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19260 US 1979 Sell This Version
NP 33103 Turley Richards - Drivin Wheels album art Ed Raetzloff Ed Raetzloff - Drivin Wheels(LP, Album) Newpax NP 33103 USA & Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Turley Richards - Faith Takes A Vision album art James Ward (4) James Ward (4) - Faith Takes A Vision (Album) Lamb & Lion Records US 1982 Sell This Version
WU 38647 Turley Richards - Prodigal album art Prodigal (5) Hard Bargain and 1 more… Prodigal (5) - Prodigal(LP, Album, RE) Heartland Records (2) WU 38647 US 1983 Sell This Version
EARX 9654 Turley Richards - Winding Highway album art Mickey Clark Sarah and 8 more… Mickey Clark - Winding Highway(CD, Album) Ear X-Tacy Records EARX 9654 US 2009 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

TFM 3176 Turley Richards - The Many Souls Of Turley Richards album art Turley Richards Turley Richards - The Many Souls Of Turley Richards(LP, Album, Mono) 20th Century Fox Records TFM 3176 US 1965 Sell This Version
Turley Richards - Because I Am album art Clear Light Productions Because I Am Clear Light Productions - Because I Am (Album) Clear Light Productions US 1973 Sell This Version
SD 19260 Turley Richards - Therfu album art Turley Richards Turley Richards - Therfu(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19260 US 1979 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

TFM 3176 Turley Richards - The Many Souls Of Turley Richards album art Turley Richards Turley Richards - The Many Souls Of Turley Richards(LP, Album, Mono) 20th Century Fox Records TFM 3176 US 1965 Sell This Version
MAL 710, MALS 710 Turley Richards - Stars Of ’67 album art Various I Can't Get Back Home To My Baby (as Richards) Various - Stars Of ’67(LP, Comp) Marble Arch Records, Marble Arch Records MAL 710, MALS 710 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.35360 Turley Richards - I Can't Get Back Home To My Baby album art Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* I Can't Get Back Home To My Baby (as Richards) Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* - I Can't Get Back Home To My Baby(7", Single) Piccadilly 7N.35360 UK 1967 Sell This Version
K-953 Turley Richards - Such A Wonderful Feeling album art Turley Richards Such A Wonderful Feeling (as T. Richards) Turley Richards - Such A Wonderful Feeling(7", Single, Promo) Kapp Records K-953 US 1968 Sell This Version
7306 Turley Richards - Freedom Mountain / Tomorrow Will Never Come album art Turley* Tomorrow Will Never Come and 1 more… Turley* - Freedom Mountain / Tomorrow Will Never Come(7", Promo) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 7306 US 1969 Sell This Version
7443 Turley Richards - Child Of Mine album art Turley Richards Maybe I Can Change My Mind Turley Richards - Child Of Mine(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7443 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
7397 Turley Richards - I Heard The Voice Of Jesus album art Turley Richards Then I'll Go Away Turley Richards - I Heard The Voice Of Jesus(7") Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 7397 US 1970 Sell This Version
Turley Richards - Love Minus Zero - No Limit album art Turley Richards Gone From Yesterday Turley Richards - Love Minus Zero - No Limit (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Turley Richards - Expressions album art Turley Richards Virginia Woman and 7 more… Turley Richards - Expressions (Album) Warner Bros. Records Germany 1971 Sell This Version
46 084 Turley Richards - Turley Richards album art Turley Richards But Came The Dawn, And Then Goodbye and 3 more… Turley Richards - Turley Richards(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 46 084 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
7487 Turley Richards - It's All Over Now Baby Blue album art Turley Richards Virginia Woman Turley Richards - It's All Over Now Baby Blue(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records 7487 US 1971 Sell This Version
ADR 100 Turley Richards - From Darkness To Light: Solo Concert album art Turley Richards I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Turley Richards - From Darkness To Light: Solo Concert(LP, Album) Silba ADR 100 US 1972 Sell This Version
Turley Richards - New Ray Of Sunshine album art Dobie Gray A New Ray Of Sunshine Dobie Gray - New Ray Of Sunshine (Album) Capricorn Records UK 1975 Sell This Version

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