Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) – Robert Palmer – 1979

Rober Palmer Bad case of loving youKnown for a couple of monster hits in the 80s, Robert Palmer began his career in the late 60s before scoring a couple of minor solo hits in the 70s, including 1979s Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor).

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  • English singer-songwriter Robert Palmer enjoyed both a solo career and, for a short while around 1985, a stint with band Power Station.  He scored top ten hits in both the UK and the US.
  • Robert began his music career in the very late 60s with Elkie Brookes in their jazz band Dada.  Together they later formed the R&B band Vinegar Joe.
  • By 1974, Robert had chosen to go solo and signed to Island Records.  It was on his fifth album, Secrets that he scored his first #1 hit – albeit in Canada.
  • In 1983, Robert became friends with members of Duran Duran.  When Duran Duran took a break, he joined their guitarist, Andy Taylor, and bassist, John Taylor, along with former Chic drummer, Tony Thompson, to form Power Station.
  • Robert Palmer 2Robert’s involvement in Power Station was short lived.  After a hit with T-Rex’s Get it On (Bang a Gong), and only one live performance, he left to re-establish his solo career – a move that provoked a fair bit of criticism in the musical press.
  • In 1985, he released his album Riptide.  It featured his mates from Power Station and contained his best-known hit, Addicted to Love which rode all the way to #1 on the US charts.
  • He went on to make two iconic music videos; one for Addicted to Love and the other for his hit, Simply Irresistible.
  • Along the way Robert picked up two Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and an MTV Video Music Award.
  • Robert died in Paris from a heart attack on 26 September 2003.  He was just 54.

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  • Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) was oringinally released in 1978 by its writer, Moon Martin.
  • A year later, Robert Palmer included it on his album Secrets.  It peaked at #14 on the US charts.
  • It was also nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 1979 Grammy Awards.
  • Robert’s version varies from the original in that it is in a major key.  Moor Martin’s was in a minor giving the song a quite different feel.
  • Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) lyrics.

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