The duo Climie Fisher was part of a forgotten British Invasion in the late '80s. Bands from the U.K. like Johnny Hates Jazz, Waterfront, and Curiousity Killed the Cat tried to lure American audiences with a polished amalgam of blue-eyed soul and light funk. Featuring vocalist Simon Climie and keyboardist Rob Fisher, Climie Fisher released their debut album, Everything, in 1988. Fisher was previously one-half of another duo, Naked Eyes. Climie and Fisher met while recording session work at Abbey Road Studios in England. Lamenting the lack of good pop music, they decided to collaborate, hiring Steve Lillywhite and Stephen Hague as producers on Everything. In addition, veteran songwriter Dennis Morgan was asked to co-write several of the tracks, including "Love Changes (Everything)" and "Rise to the Occasion," two of the group's biggest hits. "Love Changes (Everything)" landed at number two on the U.K. charts, and it's the group's most well-known song in America. After a second LP, 1989's Coming in for the Kill, Climie Fisher split up. On August 25, 1999, Fisher passed away at the age of 39. Climie co-wrote and produced much of Eric Clapton's album Pilgrim; he also co-produced Riding With the King, featuring Clapton and B.B. King, and Clapton's Reptile. ~ Michael SuttonPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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