One of the pioneering bands of the early '80s, Midnight Star enjoyed an amazing run of success for a decade. A flagship group for Dick Griffey's Solar Records, the team racked up eight Top 10 R&B hits and had a double platinum best-selling LP with "No Parking On The Dance Floor" alongside gold albums with "Planetary Invasion" and "Headlines." Keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Bo Watson was one of the founding members of this great band and in this Voice Your Choice feature, he shares about the group's history as we play some of the key cuts from Midnight Star's catalog along with three of Bo's personal favorites by others...
Recorded September 21, 2011
Special thanks to Sid Johnson for coordinating the interview
About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.