Thank for tuning in, your normal host Rembert N Parker has passed from this world. His obituary is included at the bottom of this blog for all those who would like to see a glimpse into this amazing man’s life!  I’m Marshall Morris, a stage 4 cancer Gladiator and founder of Dying Defiantly (a charity that helps those with a terminal diagnosis) and I got the pleasure of spending a good portion of the last decade getting to know Rembert.  As I recall, I’ve known Rembert since 2009 or 10. We had discussed love and the ABC’s of life many times.  We skinned our hearts and knees many times during our friendship, when I was diagnosed with a stage 4 incurable cancer, and then again when Rembert was diagnosed with Stage 4 Central Nervous System cancer this last year!  He never truly let anyone know how sick he was, he just didn’t have time for it! So, I decided to write this BLOG entry to say GOODBYE TO YOU MY TRUSTED FRIEND!!! I hope you enjoy! Please leave comments to let us know if we should continue his blog, thank you!


Seasons in the Sun” is an English-language adaptation of the 1961 Belgian song “Le Moribond” (in English “The Dying Man”) by singer-songwriter Jacques Brel with lyrics rewritten in 1963 by American singer-poet Rod McKuen, portraying a dying man’s farewell to his loved ones. It became a worldwide hit in 1974 for Canadian singer Terry Jacks and became a Christmas number one in the UK in 1999 for Westlife.


The first version of the song was recorded by Brel, who reportedly wrote it in a brothel in Tangiers. Sung in a marching tempo, it tells of a man dying of a broken heart and shows him saying his last farewells to his close friend Emile, a priest friend, an acquaintance named Antoine, and his wife who has cheated on him numerous times with Antoine. Despite knowing of Antoine being his wife’s lover, he wishes no ill upon him but tells him to take care of his wife. American Rod McKuen translated the lyrics into English. In 1964, the Kingston Trio first recorded an English version of “Seasons in the Sun”, which was later heard by Terry Jacks and became the basis for his rendition.


Jacks rewrote the lyrics, although he is uncredited for it. He justifies the rewriting by stating that he deemed the original version and its translations as “too macabre”. The inspiration for the rewritten lyrics was a close friend of his who was suffering from acute leukemia and died four months later. The Terry Jacks rendition, which was later dedicated to the friend, has the dying man giving his last words to his loved ones with whom he shared his life, much like the original. However, unlike the Brel version, the man does not die broken-hearted but instead, acknowledges the rights and wrongs of his actions in life as he passes away peacefully. In the rewritten version, the man first addresses a close friend whom he had known since childhood and reminisces about the happy times they had, such as playing and studying together (“climbed hills and trees”, “learned of love and ABC’s”) and friendships with others (“skinned our hearts and skinned our knees”). He then addresses his father, who tried to give him a good upbringing and exert a positive influence on his undisciplined life (“I was the black sheep of the family”, “You tried to teach me right from wrong”, “wonder how I got along”) which included overindulgence, vices, and revelry (“too much wine and too much song”). The man finally addresses a “Michelle”, recounting how she had lifted his spirit up in times of despair.

According to Jacks, the Beach Boys asked him to be their producer during the sessions for the band’s album Surf’s Up. On July 31, 1970 they attempted a rendition of the “Seasons in the Sun”, but the session went badly, and the track was never finished. Afterwards, Mike Love told an interviewer: “We did record a version [of ‘Seasons’] but it was so wimpy we had to throw it out. … It was just the wrong song for us.”  The recording remained unreleased until the 2021 compilation Feel Flows.


Jacks recorded his rendition in Vancouver in 1973. The piano arpeggio parts and double bass parts in the second verse were done by a young David Foster.

Jacks released his version as a single in 1973 on his own label, Goldfish Records. “Put the Bone In”, an original composition about burying a deceased pet dog, was included as the B-side. The single soon topped the record charts in the US (where it was released on Bell Records), in Canada, and the UK, selling over 14 million copies worldwide.


Jacks’s version was released in the United States in December 1973 and made the Billboard Hot 100 a month later. On March 2, 1974, the song began a three-week run at number one atop the Hot 100 and remained in the top 40 until almost Memorial Day weekend. Jacks’s version also spent one week on the Easy Listening charts. Billboard ranked it as the number two song for 1974.  Although he released several other singles that were moderately successful in Canada, “Seasons in the Sun” would become Jacks’s only major solo hit in the United States.[9] In Canada, the single (Gold Fish GF 100) reached number one on the RPM magazine charts January 26, 1974, and remained there four weeks.

Though the song enjoyed contemporary success, some modern critics take a dimmer view, considering it overly sentimentalized. Jacks’s version has been held up as an example of bad music, such as having been listed as one of the worst pop songs ever recorded and ranking number five in a similar CNN poll in 2006. Jacks also released a German-language version in Germany with lyrics by Gerd Müller-Schwanke, “In den Gärten der Zeit”.

The song has seemingly no end as it has become the official trailer music for John Wick: Chapter 4.




  • The first recording of the English-language version (lyrics by McKuen) was released on 1963 album Time to Think by The Kingston Trio.
  • The Fortunes recorded the song for a 1968 single.
  • The Newmen, an Irish vocal group, released a version in 1969 on Dolphin Records (DOS37) with ‘Bonnie Bonnie’ on the B-side.
  • Colombian duet Ana y Jaime released a Spanish version called Estaciones en el Sol.
  • Pearls Before Swine included a version of the song on their album City of Gold in 1971, with lyrics reflecting the darkness of Brel’s original version.
  • A cover version by Bobby Wright reached #24 of the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in 1974.
  • Hong Kong English pop and Cantopop band The Wynners cover version in 1974 album Listen to the Wynners and Alan Tam as the vocal.
  • Klaus Hoffmann recorded a German version of “Le Moribond”, titled “Adieu Emile”, in 1975.
  • Too Much Joy recorded the song for their 1988 album Son Of Sam I Am, and it became a regular part of their live shows.
  • Nirvana also recorded the song in 1993, which was released in the box set With the Lights Out in 2004.
  • Damir released a version of the song in 1993
  • Westlife made their cover version in 1999 and included it on their album Westlife.
  • Nana Mouskouri did a version of the song.
  • Black Box Recorder included their cover as the first track on their B-sides compilation album The Worst Of Black Box Recorder.
  • Spell (an ensemble composed of Boyd Rice and Rose McDowall) recorded a version in 1993, and titled their only album after the song.
  • Alcazar covered the song in 2000.
  • Jim Bob released a version in 2021.


Rembert Nesbitt Parker, 72 (30+42), of Anderson, passed away on January 4, 2023. He was born on October 5,1950, in Greensboro, North Carolina; Rembert was well-travelled living in several states to include Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Rhode Island, Illinois and New York but ultimately planted roots in the Anderson, Indiana area in 1997 where he has resided since. During his life Rembert worked as a photographer’s assistant, golf caddy, busboy, librarian, radio disc jockey, computer programmer, actuary, professor, television talk show host & AOL community leader setting up the science fiction & comics forums.

Rembert ran numerous science fiction, comic book, and gaming conventions in cities around the country. He was the master of ceremonies for several conventions and the emcee for costume contests at various conventions (including GenCon).

Rembert was an award-winning author. His early publications included gaming adventures for Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games. A series of books he has written included social commentary in Resisting the Challenges of the 21st Century, and music history in the forthcoming Lost or Forgotten Oldies Buried by the Sands of Time. Rembert enjoyed blogging in his spare time with his series What Was Left In.
Rembert was a Boy Scout & nature lover; He was an avid gardener loving to tend to his fruits & vegetables in the back-yard garden (and a not so big fan of the rabbits eating his efforts). He was a lover of animals, but his favorite routine was spending his mornings & evenings with his cat, Colby Solo Parker.
Rembert loved music so much so that one would consider him a musical historian. Those that knew him could always count on hearing a fascinating story as Rembert was a wealth of knowledge and lived experiences; He was once even invited to sing on stage with Three Dog Night in front of a sold-out crowd.

Rembert graduated from Ball State University to which he received his master’s in Computer Science & doctorate in Computer Science Education (after writing a textbook for new programmers). He was a retired professor at Anderson University where he taught Computer Sciences.
Rembert was a beloved pillar of the Anderson Comic and Gaming community as the proprietor of Reader Copies. Reader Copies was founded in Jacksonville, Florida 1994; Rembert first did travel comic shows in the southeast United States and in 1995 opened his first store front. Setting-up in Anderson 1997, Rembert became known for his gaming & comic knowledge as evident by his absolute passion for the industry. Reader Copies, at its core, was about the culture and friendships; a mindset that goes all the way back to his own “Friday Night” gaming days.

Rembert is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Beverly “Bevie” (Sizelove) Parker, Daughter Claire Parker (& Josh Lennen) of Evansville, IN, Son Keith Prichard (& Mary Bowling) of Anderson, Daughter Wendy (Brian) Opie of Bloomington, IN and Daughter Julie (Brandon) Howey of Anderson, IN.
Rembert is survived by his grandchildren Connor Lennen, Benjamin Lennen, Emily Lennen, Jon Borror, Philip Opie, Serenity Bowling, Lilly West & Allison West.

Rembert is survived by his 3 brothers Vann (Carol) Parker of California, Todd (Sandi) Parker of Virginia & Jon (Mari) Parker of North Carolina along with several nieces & nephews.

Rembert is survived by special friends Jean Rabe (writer), Timothy Zahn (writer), Donald Bingle (writer), Robert Daniels (artist), Alan M. Clark (artist), Steve Jackson (American Game Designer), Matt Phillips & the t.W.o, Jon Cook, Marshall Morris, Dan Schaffer, & Gale “Sonny” Bloom.
Rembert is survived by his students & every customer of Reader Copies, his “other family”. Rembert in his way loved and appreciated all of you.

He was preceded in death by father, Julian Walton (Helen) Parker, mother, Marsha (Howard) Wulff.




1961 The Tokens – Tonight I Fell In Love

1961 The Tokens – Tonight I Fell In Love 

The Linc-Tones were a quartet that formed in 1955. The group consisted of Neil Sedaka, Hank Medress, Eddie Rabkin, and Cynthia Zolotin. The next year, Eddie was replaced by Jay Siegel and the group recorded and released their first album on Guest Star Records. Neil wrote While I Dream and sang lead on the song, which was credited to Neil Sedaka and the Tokens. The single didn’t chart nationally.

In 1957, Cynthia left the group and Neil left to pursue a very, very successful solo career. Jay took over lead vocals. Hank and Jay released Picture in My Wallet using the group name Darrell & the Oxfords. They recruited brothers Phil and Mitch Margo in 1960 and went back to using The Tokens as their name.

The group wrote and recorded Tonight I Fell In Love for Warwick Records. The single peaked at #15 on the Hot 100 in 1961 and sold over a million copies.

The sales, airplay, and publicity from performing on American Bandstand helped the group record The Lion Sleeps Tonight for RCA Records in 1962. That single topped the Hot 100 and, thanks in part to Disney, the song continues to be familiar to almost everybody.

The group formed their own record company (B.T. Puppy Records) in 1963 and began producing records for other artists. Some of their notable singles include He’s So Fine by the Chiffons, Denise by Randy & the Rainbows, See You In September and other singles by the Happenings, and Candida, Knock Three Times, and Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree by Tony Orlando and Dawn.

The Tokens released a string of singles throughout the sixties, but only two others even reached the top forty on the Hot 100, I Hear Trumpets Blow in 1966 and Portrait Of My Love in 1967

The group eventually split in two, and there have been two sets of Tokens performing live for decades, Jay Siegel’s Tokens and The Margo Brothers’ Tokens.


1960 Dorsey Burnette – (There Was A) Tall Oak Tree

1960 Dorsey Burnette – (There Was A) Tall Oak Tree

Dorsey Burnett and his brother Johnny were born in the early thirties and grew up in Memphis. They each learned to play guitar and also shared an interest in boxing. Each of them won a local Golden Gloves championship. They became friends with another young boxer, Paul Burlison.

After high school, Paul joined the army and Dorsey briefly pursued a career as a professional boxer before working other odd jobs. Johnny and Dorsey both worked on steamboats and would spend their spare time writing songs and playing their guitars.

By 1953, Paul got out of the army, and the three young men formed their own musical group. In 1956 they moved to New York City and began performing as the Rock And Roll Trio. Three wins on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour got them a contract with Coral Records, a few television appearances, and the chance to work on a Summer tour headlined by Carl Perkins and Gene Vincent.

The trio released a few records that failed to chart. After a fight with his brother, Dorsey quit the group and another bass player took his place in the group. They had a few more failed singles, and the group disbanded completely in 1957.

The brothers decided to get Ricky Nelson to record some of the songs they had written. They simply sat on Ricky’s doorstep until he agreed to listen to some of their music. The brothers impressed Ricky enough that he later recorded several of their songs, including Believe What You Say and It’s Late.

The brothers released several rockabilly singles between 1958 and 1960 with little to show for their efforts.

Dorsey also wrote the song Tall Oak Tree and offered to let Ricky record it, but when Ricky turned it down, Dorsey recorded the song himself. The single reached #23 on the Hot 100 in 1960.

Dorsey co-wrote Hey Little One, and that single reached #48 on the chart later that year.

Glen Campbell covered the song in 1967 and did about the same on the pop chart, reaching #54 on the Hot 100. Fortunately, Glen’s version also reached #20 on the Easy Listening chart and #13 on the Country chart.

Dorsey released several more singles in the next year, but none of them even reached the Hot 100. Meanwhile, his brother Johnny had four top twenty singles in 1960 and 1961. Johnny died in a boating accident in 1964, and Dorsey’s career faded quickly.

In the early seventies, Dorsey became a born-again Christian and returned to singing Country music. He recorded albums and singles through the end of the seventies and racked up four top forty Country singles during that time. He died from a heart attack in 1979 at the age of only 46.

Dorsey’s son Billy became a member of Fleetwood Mac for six years, beginning in 1987.

Dorsey’s nephew Rocky Burnette had a top ten hit with Toein’ The Line in 1980.


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1959 The Falcons – You’re So Fine

Eddie Floyd and several other singers formed the Falcons in the Detroit area in 1955. Robert West managed the group and produced several of their singles. After a few years of non-progress, the personnel changed a great deal in 1957. Eddie was still a member, but the new lineup featured Joe Stubbs as the lead singer. Joe had been the lead singer for the Contours, his brother was Levi Stubbs, the lead singer for the Four Tops, and Jackie Wilson was their cousin.

Other members of the new lineup included Mack Rice, Lance Finney, and Willie Schofield. Robert Ward had moved from Dayton to Detroit and formed the Ohio Untouchables, who became the backing band for the Falcons.

Lance and Willie wrote You’re So Fine with Bob West and the Falcons recorded the song in 1959. The single did well, reaching #17 on the Hot 100 that year. Joe left the group the next year, and Wilson Pickett joined the group as their new lead singer.

In 1963, the group disbanded and Robert formed a new version of the Falcons using lead singer Sonny Monroe and a few other members of the Fabulous Playboys. The new Falcons had no success at all and eventually also disbanded.

In 1969, the Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland wanted to start their own record label because they were fighting with Motown over royalties. They put together a group that featured former Falcons Joe and Sonny. The group initially went by the name Aged In Soul, but on the later pressings of their first single, they lengthened the name to 100 Proof (Aged In Soul). That first single barely reached #94 on the Hot 100, but their second single was Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed. That single peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 in December 1970 and sold over a million copies.

The group’s first album also included the song She’s Not Just Another Woman, and some radio stations began playing that song as an album cut. The label wanted to release the song as a single but worried about hurting sales of Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed. They released the song as a single but listed the artist as The 8th Day on the label. That single reached #11 in early 1971.

While the label’s shenanigans may have succeeded in creating a second hit, they may have doomed the group. The follow-up single You’ve Got to Crawl (Before You Walk) by The 8th Day only reached #28 on the Hot 100, while One Man’s Leftovers (Is Another Man’s Feast) by 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) got no higher than #96. Instead of having one group with three hits, they ended up with two groups that looked like one-hit-wonders. The label formed a second group to tour as The 8th Day, but even that failed to click. The groups quickly fell apart.

Joe stopped recording for nearly twenty years before writing a few successful songs and recording two albums in the early nineties. He died in 1998.

Wilson Pickett had a successful career as a singer and songwriter and died in 2006.

Eddie Floyd continued writing and recording singles and albums as recently as 2016.

Sir Mack Rice wrote Mustang Sally and co-wrote Respect Yourself and dozens of other hits. He died in 2016.

Robert Ward and the Ohio Untouchables eventually morphed into the Ohio Players. Robert died in 2008.


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1958 Johnny Cash – Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

1958 Johnny Cash – Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

Johnny Cash grew up in Arkansas during the Great Depression. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and worked as a Morse Code operator listening in on Russian transmissions. When he got out of the military, he moved to Memphis. He found work selling appliances while he played guitar and sang with the Tennessee Two: guitar player Luther Perkins and bass player Marshall Grant.

Johnny signed with Sun Records and began recording for Sun in 1955. He had two records reach the Country top forty the first year. So Doggone Lonely reached the top five on the chart and came with Johnny’s studio recording of Folsom Prison Blues on the B-side.

Johnny got his first number one record on the Country chart in 1956 when he wrote and recorded I Walk The Line. The single also reached the Hot 100, where it peaked at #17. Another number one and two more top ten Country singles followed, but it was 1958 before Johnny had much of a presence on the pop chart again.

Jack Clement grew up in Memphis and played steel guitar in bands. He then began pursuing a career in music after a stint in the Marines. Sam Phillips hired Jack as an engineer and producer at Sun Records. Jack discovered Jerry Lee Lewis and produced Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin’ On. In 1958, Jack wrote the song Ballad Of A Teenage Queen. He and Sam produced Johnny’s recording of the single with Johnny backed up by the Tennessee Two. The single reached #1 on the Country chart and peaked at #14 on the Hot 100.

In 1987, Johnny recorded a new version of Ballad Of A Teenage Queen with Rosanne Cash and The Everly Brothers singing backup vocals. They released the single in 1989 but it only reached #45 on the Country chart.


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1957 Harry Belafonte – Jamaica Farewell

1957 Harry Belafonte – Jamaica Farewell

Harry Belafonte’s parents were both from Jamaica, although Harry was born in Harlem. When he was five years old, Harry went to Jamaica to live with one of his grandmothers. He moved back to New York City to attend high school. He became close friends with Sidney Poitier and began taking acting lessons.

To pay for his acting lessons, Harry began singing at clubs. He signed a contract with RCA Records and had his first big hit in 1953 with Matilda, a calypso song that dated back to the thirties.

Harry appeared in a play on Broadway and won a Tony award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954. He also recorded his first album in 1954, Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites

Harry worked with Calypso singer/songwriter Irving Burgie to record his next album, Calypso, in 1956. Irving took credit for writing the first single from the album, Jamaica Farewell, although Harry and others claim he put the song together from several older folksongs. The Kingston Trio specialized in Calypso music for a brief time and took their group’s name from the mention of Kingston, Jamaica, in Harry’s record.

Harry’s well-known Christmas song, Mary’s Boy Child, also began to chart in late 1956, eventually peaking at #12.

Harry’s version of Jamaica Farewell peaked at #14 on January 12, 1957, the same week his next song reached the charts for the first time. That single, Banana Boat (Day-O), took about a month to reach #5 on the Hot 100.

The Calypso album was the first LP to sell over a million copies, and it remained on the album chart for several years. Unfortunately, Harry never reached the Hot 100 again after 1957.

While Harry never again charted with any of his singles, he recorded at least 37 albums during his career. Credits on his 1962 album, Midnight Special, included a young harmonica player: Bob Dylan.

In addition to his recording career, Harry continued to act in films and on television.

Harry was also prominent in the Civil Rights movements in the sixties and worked closely with Martin Luther King. In 2016, he endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential primary.


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1956 The Teen Queens – Eddie My Love

1956 The Teen Queens – Eddie My Love

Maxwell Davis was a saxophone player in the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in the late thirties, playing mostly jazz. He began working in rhythm and blues in Los Angeles in the mid-forties, initially playing and later arranging. In 1955, Modern Records hired him as their main bandleader for Modern Records and served as their music director and producer for many of the company’s recordings.

Aaron Collins was a member of the Cadets, who recorded their first single on Modern Records in 1955. Aaron Collins sang lead on Don’t Be Angry, which reached #2 on the R&B chart.

Saul Bihari, one of the co-founders of Modern Records, used the pseudonym Sam Ling and co-wrote Eddie My Love with Maxwell and Aaron. Aaron’s sisters, Betty Collins and Rosie Collins, recorded the song as the Teen Queens.

On March 3, 1956, the single by the Teen Queens landed on the charts. Their version peaked at #14 on the last chart in March.

The Chordettes were a quartet that formed in Wisconsin in 1947. The group won on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts radio show in 1949 and began singing on his shows regularly. In 1954, the group recorded the number one hit, Mr. Sandman. They had not made it to the top forty again until they covered Eddie My Love in 1956. Their single reached the Hot 100 on March 10. Their single also peaked at #14 in the March 31 chart.

The Fontane Sisters moved from Havana to New York in the late forties and began recording hits almost immediately. They released Hearts Of Stone in 1954, and their single topped the charts. They had five more top forty singles in 1955 (including one Christmas single) and also covered Eddie My Love in early 1956. Their single reached the Hot 100 on March 10. Their version did slightly better than the others and stayed on the chart longer. It reached #11 on the April 21 chart.

The Teen Queens recorded additional singles for multiple labels without ever charting again, and the group broke up by 1961.

The Chordettes had seven more top forty singles by 1961, including the #2 hit, Lollipop.

The Fontane Sisters only managed three more top forty singles before they retired in 1961.

The Cadets released their single cover of the Jayhawks hit, Stranded In The Jungle, in 1956, and reached #15 on the Hot 100.


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1982 Steel Breeze – You Don’t Want Me Anymore

Demo tapes are sample versions of songs recorded to either promote a song or a group. Songwriters would hire studio musicians to create a demo tape that they could then send to labels or producers, hoping to get somebody to record their creation. Singers and bands, on the other hand, would record a demo to take around to record labels or producers hoping somebody would give them a shot at a recording contract.

Kim Fowley began working for Alan Freed and Berry Gordy in the late fifties and early sixties. He promoted some records, produced some records, and even wrote some successful songs. He and Gary Paxton recorded Alley Oop and released it as the Hollywood Argyles. He got Paul Revere and the Raiders started by producing their instrumental single, Like Long Hair. He produced the #3 single Popsicles and Icicles by The Murmaids. The list goes on…Along the way, Kim also worked with attorney David Chatfield.

In the early eighties, the Hollywood night club Madam Wongs was about to destroy over 1200 demo tapes that had accumulated in the club. Chrysalis Record executive Tom Trumbo told David he was looking for a group like Journey, and David went to the club and began listening to the demo tapes. He got excited when he heard one of the demo tapes, and he and Kim flew to Sacramento and signed the group Steel Breeze to a record contract. Kim produced the group’s first album. In 1982, they shot a video for MTV for the single You Don’t Want Me Anymore. The single peaked at #16 on the Hot 100 and #9 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

They released Dreaming’ Is Easy as the second single from the album, but it didn’t perform nearly as well. That single only reached #30 on the Hot 100 in 1983 and missed the Mainstream Rock chart. The group’s line-up began changing rapidly.

Kevin Chalfant sang lead vocals for the group 707. They had their biggest hit when the single Mega Force reached #12 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1982. Steel Breeze recruited Kevin as their new lead singer, and the reorganized group recorded their second album with Kevin in 1984. Kevin left the group in 1985.

Steel Breeze released three more albums without anybody taking much notice.

In 1987, Journey had split up so the members could work on solo projects. Kevin joined up with three members of Journey to record as Storm in 1990. Their single I’ve Got A Lot To Learn About Love reached #26 on the Hot 100 in 1992.

Journey started reforming in 1993. Steve Perry was recording his second solo album, so for a very brief time, Kevin stepped in as their lead singer. In a roundabout way, that demo tape that David found led to a group that sounded like Journey.

And then Steve came back to Journey, and Kevin left and pursued a solo career before singing lead vocals for the Alan Parsons Live Project.

And then Steve left Journey permanently.


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