Throwback: Jerry Knight-Overnight Sensation



Jerry Knight was a founding member of the ’70’s and ’80’s r&b/ funk group Raydio with Ray Parker Jr. He sang lead on their hit song “Jack And Jill” in ’78 before leaving the group and going solo in ’80. “Overnight Sensation” was the first of his three most successful songs along with “Perfect Fit” and “Turn It Out.” “She’s Got To Be (A Dancer)” from his last album Love’s On Your Side in ’82 was a party jam in the community. He was also one-half of the team Ollie And Jerry that wrote the title track for the movie “Breakin'” and then he wrote songs for The Whispers and Phillip Bailey
and he produced an album for Howard Hewett. Does anyone know where he is?

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