Paul Carrack

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 April 1951, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Justified success finally arrived for keyboard/vocalist Paul Carrack during the late 80s. As an unassuming personality, it seemed that he would only be remembered as the man who sang ‘How Long’. This memorable pop song from pub-rock band Ace took Carrack’s voice into the UK Top 20 in 1974, and to number 3 in the US charts in 1975. When investigated, Carrack’s career reveals first-class credentials. He had worked with progressive rock outfit Warm Dust in the early 70s before joining Ace. Following the demise of Ace in 1977 he joined Frankie Miller’s band and the following year moved on to Roxy Music, appearing on Manifesto and Flesh + Blood.

After recording a solo album, 1980’s Nightbird, Carrack was invited to join Squeeze as Jools Holland’s replacement. He sang lead vocal on the sublime ‘Tempted’ (1981), and made a considerable...

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