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(Vocal group, 1975–88)

A soul/disco outfit originally formed as an all-purpose backing band comprising ex-Motown personnel Kenji Brown (guitar), Victor Nix (keyboards), Kenny Copeland and Freddie Dunn (both trumpets), Michael Moore (saxophone), Duke Jobe (bass) and Henry Garner and Terrai Santiel (both drums). Fronted by singer Gwen Dickey, they supplied the platinum-selling soundtrack to the movie Car Wash (1976) before moving to Norman Whitfield’s label for the smash hits ‘Wishing On A Star’ and ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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