John Waite Hard rock Artist

John waite

John Charles Waite (born 4 July 1952) is an English musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, he scored several international hits, including 1984's "Missing You", a #1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart. Waite was born in Lancaster, England. He first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British group which had moderate chart success, including two pop hits that both coincidentally peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Isn't It Time" (1977) and "Everytime I Think Of You" (1979), and a solid following for their concert tours. Over the course of five years, the band produced five albums ending with the final album On the Edge in October 1980, after which the group broke up. Waite subsequently launched his solo career with his 1982 debut album Ignition, which produced the hit single "Change". The Chrysalis 45 failed to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 during its initial release but was a top track on AOR radio stations as well as a very popular music video on MTV as the 'new' cable channel celebrated its first full year of operation.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 4th, 1952
Nationality
England
Places lived
Lancaster

Musical acts

1.Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Rock music, Rock and roll

2003 - 2003

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band is a live rock supergroup with shifting personnel led by former Beatles drummer and vocalist Ringo Starr. Since 1989, Starr has toured with twelve variations of the band, where "everybody on stage is a star in their own right." Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band is a concept that was created by producer David Fishof. The band has consistently toured for over two decades, and rotates its line-up depending on the musicians' projects and availability at any given time. Typically at an All-Starr Band concert, Starr will perform some songs from both his solo career and his years with The Beatles, then each band member will take turns performing two to three hits from their own career as well as the occasional acoustic/solo spot. The All-Starrs do not release original music, but every few years a live album from the band is released, generally as part of a new All Starr Band.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Vocals, Drums 1989
Vocals, Keyboard 1989 2008
Vocals, Guitar, Piano 1989 1992
Vocals, Keyboard 1989 1989
Drums 1989 1989
Bass guitar, Vocals 1989 1989
Tambourine, Saxophone, Vocals 1989 1989
Drums, Vocals, Harmonica 1989 1989
Accordion, Vocals, Guitar 1989 1992
Harmonica, Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Keyboard 1992 1992
Guitar, Drums, Vocals 1992
Vocals, Guitar 1992 2000
Drums 1992 1995
Vocals, Guitar, Bass guitar 1992 1992
Bass guitar, Vocals 1995 1995
Vocals, Keyboard 1995 1995
Guitar, Vocals 1995 1995
Vocals, Drums 1997 2000
Keyboard, Bass guitar, Vocals 1997 2000
Vocals, Guitar 1997 1998
Vocals, Keyboard 1997 1999
Keyboard, Vocals, Guitar 2000 2000
Vocals, Drums 2001 2006
Guitar, Vocals, Bass guitar 2001 2001
Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar 2001 2001
Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar 2003 2003
Bass guitar, Vocals 2003 2003
Guitar, Vocals 2003 2008
Saxophone, Keyboard, Vocals 2006 2011
Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals 2006 2006
Vocals, Keyboard 2006 2006
Guitar, Vocals 2006 2008
Vocals, Bass guitar 2006 2008
Drums, Vocals 2008
Keyboard, Vocals 2008 2011
Vocals, Bass guitar 2010
Guitar, Vocals 2010 2011
Mark Rivera

Official website

2.Bad English Hard rock, Rock music, Glam metal

1988 - 1991

Bad English was an American/British hard rock supergroup formed in 1987, reuniting keyboardist Jonathan Cain from Journey with singer John Waite and bassist Ricky Phillips, his former bandmates in The Babys.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Keyboard 1988 1991
Vocals 1988 1991
Bass guitar 1988 1991
Drums 1991
Guitar 1991

Social media

3.The Babys Pop music, Rock music, Power pop, Hard rock, Pop rock

1975 - 1981

The Babys are a British rock group best known for their songs "Isn't It Time" and "Every Time I Think of You". Both songs were composed by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy, and each reached #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the Cashbox chart in the late 1970s. The 1976–1978 Babys line-up consisted of keyboardist/guitarist Michael Corby, vocalist/bassist John Waite, drummer Tony Brock and guitarist Wally Stocker. In August 1978, a replacement for Michael Corby was sought and the The Babys added two musicians: Jonathan Cain as keyboardist and Ricky Phillips to take over as bassist. From 1979 until the breakup in 1981, The Babys line-up consisted of vocalist Waite, drummer Brock, bassist Phillips, guitarist Stocker, and keyboardist Cain. John Waite went on to produce a major solo hit, "Missing You", in 1984. Stocker and Brock worked with Rod Stewart and other mainstream artists including Elton John and Air Supply. Cain left to join Journey. Waite, Cain and Phillips joined Bad English in the late 1980s. Phillips currently plays for Styx. In 2013 it was announced that Brock and Stocker had reformed the band, alongside vocalist/bassist John Bisaha and guitarist Joey Sykes.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Drums 1975 1981
Keyboard, Guitar 1975 1981
Bass 1975 1981
Keyboard 1975 1981
Vocals 1975 1981
Guitar 1975 1981

Official website

Social media

4.Alison Krauss & John Waite

Member history

Member Role Start End

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Downtown: Journey of a Heart
2007 Album on compact disc
The Hard Way
September 21st, 2004 Album
Figure in a Landscape
2001 Album on compact disc
When You Were Mine
September 23rd, 1997 Album on compact disc 51 minutes
Temple Bar
April 11th, 1995 Album
Rover's Return
Pop music, Rock music
1987 Album on compact disc
Mask of Smiles
Pop music, Rock music
July 26th, 1985 Album on compact disc
Missing You
1984 Single
No Brakes
Rock music
June 15th, 1984 Album on gramophone record
Ignition
Rock music, Pop rock
May 21st, 1982 Album on gramophone record
In Real Time
Album

Guest TV appearances

American Bandstand

Program genre

Music
Variety show
Talk show

External resources

American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40 music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act—over the decades, running the gamut from Jerry Lee Lewis to Run DMC—would usually appear in person to lip-sync one of their latest singles. Freddy Boom Boom Cannon holds the record for most appearances at 110.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S27-E41 July 28th, 1984

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Program genre

Television special

External resources

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is an annual television special that airs every New Year's Eve on ABC. The special broadcasts from New York City's Times Square, and prominently features coverage of its annual ball drop event, along with live and pre-recorded musical performances by popular acts from Times Square and Hollywood, respectively.nIts creator and namesake was entertainer Dick Clark, who conceived New Year's Rockin' Eve as a direct competitor to Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians' popular and long-running New Year's Eve broadcasts on CBS from the Waldorf-Astoria. Clark personally felt Lombardo's big band music skewed too old and did not appeal well to younger viewers, leading to his show putting a focus on pop music. The first two editions, which were hosted by Three Dog Night and George Carlin respectively, and featured Dick Clark assuming the role of Times Square reporter, were broadcast by NBC for 1973 and 1974 respectively. In 1974-75, the program moved to its current home of ABC, and Dick Clark assumed the role of host.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 December 31st, 1984

No Hiding Place

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

No Hiding Place is a British television series that was produced at Wembley Studios by Associated-Rediffusion for the ITV network between 16 September 1959 and 22 June 1967.nIt was the sequel to the series Murder Bag and Crime Sheet, all starring Raymond Francis as Detective Superintendent, later Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E04 February 24th, 1961

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Program genre

Comedy
Talk show
Variety show
Late night television

Official site

External resources

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014. The fourth incarnation of the Tonight Show franchise made its debut on May 25, 1992, three days following Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the program. The program originates from NBC Studios in Burbank, California, and was broadcast Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM in the Eastern and Pacific time zones. Unlike Carson or his predecessor Jack Paar, Leno only once utilized a guest host, preferring to host the series by himself.nThe series, which followed the same basic format as that of his predecessors, ran until May 29, 2009, after which Leno was succeeded by Conan O'Brien. NBC signed Leno to a new deal for a nightly talk show in the 10:00 pm ET timeslot. The primetime series, titled The Jay Leno Show, debuted on September 14, 2009, following a similar format to the Leno incarnation of Tonight.nNeither O'Brien's version of the program, which premiered June 1, 2009, nor The Jay Leno Show generated the ratings that NBC had expected.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S15-E90 February 5th, 2007

Top of the Pops

Program genre

Special Interest

Official site

External resources

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC1, except for a short period on Fridays in late 1974, before being again moved to Fridays in 1996, and then to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day, featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year.nAlthough the weekly show was cancelled, the Christmas special has continued. It also survives as Top of the Pops 2, which began in 1994 and features vintage performances from the Top of the Pops archives.nIn the 1990s, the show's format was sold to several foreign broadcasters in the form of a franchise package, and at one point various versions of the show were shown in nearly 100 countries. Editions of the programme from the 1970s are being repeated on most Thursdays on BBC Four.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S15-E01 January 5th, 1978

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