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Mr. Mister Biography

Although formed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA soft metal artists Mr. Mister were based in Los Angeles and were the brainchild of Richard Page (16 May 1953, Keokuk, Iowa, USA; bass/vocals) and Steve George (b. 20 May 1955, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; keyboards) who had previously played together in the Pages. They were both also experienced session men, working alongside REO Speedwagon and John Parr. The line-up was completed when Steve Farris (guitar) and Pat Mastelotto (b. Lee Patrick Mastelotto, 10 September 1955, Chico, California, USA; drums) joined in 1982. Their debut in 1984, I Wear The Face, provided the minor US hit ‘Hunters Of The Night’. The album was released in the UK two years later. The next album broke the band by scaling the top of the charts in 1985 and delivering two US number 1 singles in ‘Broken Wings’ and ‘Kyrie’. Its release coincided with a marathon Tina Turner support tour. Both singles also made the UK Top 20.

After one more album Farris left and was replaced by the well-known session guitarist Buzz Feiten (b. Howard Feiten, USA). A fourth album was denied a release by RCA Records, and in 1989 the band elected to call it a day. Page went on to work as a songwriter (co-writting Madonna’s 1993 hit ‘I’ll Remember’), George found employment as a musical director, and Mastelotto worked with several bands including King Crimson and his own experimental projects TU, KTU, MasTicA, and Tuner.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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