You Can’t Change That – Raydio – 1979

Raydio - you can't change that - 1979Ray Parker Jr’s band before Ghostbusters and his 80s solo career – Raydio had a hit back in 1979 with You Can’t Change That.

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  • Formed by Ray Parker, Jr., Vincent Bohnam, Jerry Knight, and Arnell Carmichael, American funk band, Raydio rocked the airwaves between 1977 and 1981.
  • Raydio 2Raydio’s first hit, Jack and Jill, was taken from their self-titled debut album; it peaked at #8 on the US singles charts and #11 on the UK singles chart. 
  • The band released four albums and had three top ten hits in the USA; Jack and Jill, You Can’t Change That and A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do).
  • In 1980, Raydio’s name was extended to Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio.  Just a year later Ray declared his intention to go solo and the band split.
  • Ray went on to have a successful solo career, scoring six top 40 hits throughout the 1980s – the most successful being Ghostbusters, which sat at #1 in the US for three weeks in 1984.
  • Raydio 1Meanwhile, Jerry Knight played solo for a while before forming Ollie & Jerry, with Ollie E. Brown.  They had a couple of hits including Electric Boogaloo from the movie Breakin’ 2.

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  • You Can’t Change That was written by Ray Parker Jr and first appeared on Raydio’s album, Rock On.
  • It was released as a single in 1979 and peaked at #8 on the US singles chart.  It failed to make the UK charts.
  • In September 1979, Raydio participated in an anti-nuclear concert at Madison Square Garden. Their performance of You Can’t Change That at this show appears on the No Nukes album.
  • You Can’t Change That lyrics.

you can’t change that – raydio – 1979 – video


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