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Steve Forbert
« on: October 15, 2017, 12:38:50 AM »
Samuel Stephen "Steve" Forbert (born December 13, 1954) is an American pop music singer-songwriter. His song "Romeo's Tune" reached No. 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980, and is ranked as the 60th biggest American hit of 1980. The song also spent two weeks at No. 8 in Canada, and is ranked as the 47th biggest Canadian hit of 1980. In Australia it reached No. 13.

Forbert signed a recording contract with Nemperor in 1978, and they released his debut album, Alive on Arrival that year. Allmusic noted that it "earned critical acclaim for its taut, poetic lyrics".[2] Even though the sleeve of his second album Jackrabbit Slim (1979) stated that "Romeo's Tune" is "dedicated to the memory of Florence Ballard," the song is not really about the Supremes singer who died in 1976. The song was actually written about a girl from Forbert's home town of Meridian, Mississippi, but was dedicated to Ballard because, as Forbert explained, "that seemed like such bad news to me and such sad news. She wasn't really taken care of by the music business, which is not a new story."[6] The signature piano part on "Romeo's Tune" was played by former Elvis Presley pianist Bobby Ogdin.

Jackrabbit Slim was recorded completely live at Quadrophonic Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and produced by John Simon, who had worked with The Band. On any comparison to Bob Dylan, Forbert said, "You can't pay any attention to that. It was just a cliché back then, and it's nothing I take seriously. I'm off the hook — I don't have to be smarter than everybody else and know all the answers like Bob Dylan." Jackrabbit Slim peaked at No. 54 in the UK Albums Chart.

Forbert also had a cameo appearance in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" video, playing her boyfriend.

Here a few of his songs:

It Isn't Gonna Be That Way - Steve Forbert      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV27FvZjq-o&index=3&list=PL9mHUNxIlSujzyHl3G2f-dCKqn2sa5VYZ

Steve Forbert i`m in love with you    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlU97spZiS8&index=2&list=PL9mHUNxIlSujzyHl3G2f-dCKqn2sa5VYZ

Steve Forbert - Goin' down to Laurel    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46pOWKwJzfg&list=PL9mHUNxIlSujzyHl3G2f-dCKqn2sa5VYZ&index=4

Steve Forbert - Tonight I Feel So Far Away From Home    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR3hB1k1llU&index=7&list=PL9mHUNxIlSujzyHl3G2f-dCKqn2sa5VYZ

Steve Forbert-Oil Song    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpeDS3CjnTo&list=PL9mHUNxIlSujzyHl3G2f-dCKqn2sa5VYZ&index=17

Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert 1979     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE79UxDu7Xc


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Re: Steve Forbert
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 04:19:28 PM »
Steve Forbert - Mexico     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UjJzZt7P5I

Steve Forbert -Every Day I Have To Cry Some and Complications - 7/6/1979 - Capitol Theatre (Official)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd9fa1XpwiI

Steve Forbert - Responsibility    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQWqtgQ0AaI


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Re: Steve Forbert
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 06:33:07 PM »
Steve Forbert and the Renditions will be
At Sellersville theater on June 16 2018