|Genres:||Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient|
|Tags:||disco 80s funk soul dance pop imagination|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
One of the most successful British funk bands of the early 80s, Imagination was formed by the idiosyncratically named Leee John (John Lesley McGregor, 23 June 1957, Hackney, London, England; vocals), Ashley Ingram (b. 27 November 1960, Northampton, England; guitar) and Errol Kennedy (b. Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies). John (of St. Lucian descent) was educated in New York, where he also became a backing vocalist for the Delfonics and Chairmen Of The Board. He met Ingram, who played bass for both bands, and they formed a duo called Fizzz. Back in England, John, who had already appeared on Junior Showtime as a child, enrolled at the Anna Scher Theatre School where he studied drama. Kennedy was an experienced singer with Jamaican bands and learnt the drums through the Boys Brigade and later the Air Training Corps band. He had also spent some time in the soul group Midnight Express. Kennedy met John and Ingram in early 1981, after which they formed Imagination as a...