Robert Palmer

Blues-rock, Musical Artist

1949 – 2003

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Who was Robert Palmer?

Robert Allen Palmer was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his sharp dress sense and distinctive voice, and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.

His iconic music videos directed by British fashion photographer Terence Donovan for the hits "Addicted to Love" and "Simply Irresistible" featured identically dressed dancing women with pale faces, dark eye makeup and bright red lipstick, which resembled the women in the art of Patrick Nagel, an artist popular in the 1980s. Palmer's involvement in the music industry commenced in the 1960s, covered four decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.

Palmer received a number of awards throughout his career, including two Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, an MTV Video Music Award, and was twice nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.

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Born
Jan 19, 1949
Batley
Also known as
  • R. Palmer
  • Robert Plamer
  • Robert Allen Palmer
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • West Yorkshire
  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Lugano
  • Nassau
Died
Sep 26, 2003
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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