Ray Parker Jr.
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1 May 1954, Detroit, Michigan, USA. This accomplished musician gained his reputation during the late 60s as a member of the house band at the 20 Grand Club. This Detroit nightspot often featured Motown Records acts, one of which, the (Detroit) Spinners, was so impressed with the young guitarists skills that they added him to their touring group. Parker was also employed as a studio musician for the emergent Invictus/Hot Wax stable and his choppy style was particularly evident on Want Ads, a number 1 single for Honey Cone. Parker also participated on two Stevie Wonder albums, Talking Book and Innervisions, an association that prompted a permanent move to Los Angeles. Here Parker continued his session work (Marvin Gaye, Boz Scaggs, LaBelle, Barry White and Love Unlimited) until 1977, when he formed Raydio with other Detroit musicians Arnell Carmichael (synthesizer), Jerry Knight (bass), Vincent Bonham (piano), Larry Tolbert, Darren Carmichael and...