Ray Parker, Jr. created Raydio in 1977, with vocalists Arnell Carmichael and Jerry Knight. Knight was the lead singer on the group's first big hit, "Jack and Jill," in 1978. Other group members were Larry Tolbert, Darren Carmichael, and Charles Fearing. He maintained the band until 1981, although they became Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio in 1980. The group had another Top Ten R&B and pop hit with "You Can't Change That" in 1979, and then "Two Places at the Same Time" reached number six R&B in 1980. They topped the R&B charts in 1981 with "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)," which also peaked at number four pop. All their songs and LPs were recorded for Arista. ~ Ron Wynn
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