EBN-OZN









EBN-OZN

EBN-OZN

is a musical duo consisting of Ned (EBN) Liben (synthesizer), and Robert (OZN) Rosen (organ player and vocalist). The duo is best known for their hit, AEIOU Sometimes Y. Their music is a mixture between art rock and hip/hop dance styles. The duo met on New York in 1981 through a record producer. They began by hanging out in clubs together and listening to different types of dance music. They signed up with Arista-Ariola, in London, and Elektra Records, in New York, in 1983. They released their only LP called, Feeling Cavalier, on the Elektra Records label. The singles, AEIOU Sometimes Y and Bag Lady (I Wonder), came from the album soon after that. AEIUO Sometimes Y became an international MTV and dance club hit. Bag Lady (I Wonder), also became a dance club hit and it also was a minor radio hit in the United States. It was also a h8it in Canada and Europe. The duo’s album was the first American album to be recorded on a computer. They were also the only band to record and produce their own videos at that time. Imogene Coca was the star in their video, Bag Lady.

In 1985 the duo went their own way and EBN went to work with Scritti Politti, Phil Ramone, Arif Mardin, and other producers. OZN formed a dance music act Dada Nada and also his own record label called, One Voice Records. Dada Nada was signed with the Polydor/London label and in America OZN distributed it independantly. He had 2 Top 5 Billboard Club hits called, Haunted House, and Deep Love.

Ned (EBN) Liben died of a heart attack in 1998 in Soho, Manhattan, New York. The duo’s song AEIOU Sometimes Y has been released many times on Best of the 80's compilations. Their album, Feeling Cavalier, was re-released on a CD in 2006. OZN went on to become a script analyst, screenwriter, and producer. He was hired by Miramax Films as a reader for the movie, Pulp Fiction. He worked with Ted Danson as executive producers for Anasazi/Paramount Television, Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. Famous actors/actresses who agreed to be a part of it were, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere, Patrick Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Jason Priestley, and Whoopie Goldberg, as well as Danson appeared in it. The film has yet to be produced for television. In 2003 OZN and writer/producer Colin Greene’s, God’s Witness, was finally made as, I Witness. It starred Jeff Daniels, James Spader, and Portia DeRossi. It was released internationally by HBO and released in the U. S. And Canada by Universal in 2007. OZN left the business and now lives in New York City and Rio De Janeiro.