Leonard Albert Kravitz, 26 May 1964, New York City, New Yok, USA. Kravitzs family ties - his Jewish father was a top television producer for NBC; his Bahamian mother Roxie Roker an actress - suggested a future in showbusiness. As a teenager he attended the Beverly Hills High School where his contemporaries included Slash, later of Guns NRoses, and Maria McKee of Lone Justice. Kravitzs interest in music flourished in the mid-80s and he signed a recording contract with I.R.S. Records under the moniker Romeo Blue. The contract eventually fell through, but in 1987 the singer (now using his real name) completed the first of several demos that concluded with an early version of Let Love Rule. These recordings engendered a contract with Virgin Records America, but the company was initially wary of Kravitzs insistence that the finished product should only feature real instruments - guitar, bass, keyboards and drums - rather than digital...
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