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9 March 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The son of a jazz trumpeter, Osborne sang with L.T.D (Love, Togetherness And Devotion) from 1970 until its disbandment 12 years later. However, he remained subject to the L.T.D. contract with A&M Records for whom he recorded five albums as a solo artist. Under George Dukes supervision, his 1982 self-titled debut album contained the singles I Really Dont Need No Light and On The Wings Of Love which both reached the US Top 40. The latter was a sleeper hit in the UK, after Dont You Get So Mad and the title track of 1983s Stay With Me Tonight had made headway there. Dont Stop featured a duet with Joyce Kennedy - duplicated on her Lookin For Trouble, which was produced by Osborne. His 1986 release Emotional was a strong album, as were the subsequent singles, one of which, You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song), reached US...