Atlantic Starr









Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr

was formed in 1876 in White Plains, New York by the brothers, David (lead singer and guitar player), Wayne (lead singer, guitar and keyboard player), and Jonathan Lewis (trombone and percussionist). The group recruited Sharon Bryant as another lead singer, Porter Carrol, Jr. (Drummer), and Joseph Phillips (percussionist and flute player). This made the original, complete nine member group. They began by performing in the northeastern part of the United States and after about two years, they got a record deal with the A&M Record label.

Producer and songwriter, Bobby Eli, helped the group release their first debut album in 1978, which was called, Atlantic Starr. Eli also helped them with their second album which was released in 1979, but the group thought they could do better so they replaced Eli. In 1981 released their album, Radiance, and the album had a his single, When Love Calls. The album called Brilliance, was released in 1982 and the album Yours Forever was released in 1983. The album Brilliance had the hit song, Circles, and the album Yours Forever produced the hit Touch A Four Leaf Clover. The group then switched over to Warner Bros. Record label and they had another hit in 1987 when they released their album, All In the Name Of Love. This album went platinum and produced the groupís biggest hit yet which was called, Always. This hit topped the R&B Charts and also the Hot 100 Billboard chart as number one. The band continued releasing hits on the R&B charts and also the Pop charts.

Weathers left the group after that to pursue a solo career. Porscha Martin took her place and appeared on the groupís album, Weíre Moving Up. From this album came the hit, My First Love, and it topped the R&B charts. Martin left the group after a few years and was replaced with Rachel Oliver.

In 1991 the group released the single called Love Crazy. This song reached number 7 on the R&B charts and Masterpiece reached #3 on the Hot 100 and in the process, also went gold. Aisha Tanner replaced Oliver for the female lead singer position and the group released the album, Time, in 1994. This album was the last recording for Arista and it also was a flop. In 1999, the group released their last album to date and it was called, Legacy. This group had replaced some members yet again before this album was released. David Lewis left the group and this left just the two Lewis brothers and Oliver. Oliver had came back and replaced Tanner. The group also had a new male singer named, DeWayne Woods. The album did not receive much exposure because it was released through an independent label known as Street Gold. The group released a total of 13 albums and 28 singles during their career.