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Thursday, 30 July 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " WAYNE COOPER " WAS THE LEAD VOCALIST FOR THE 70's/80's R&B FUNK BAND " CAMEO " : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "


 BLACK   SOCIAL  HISTORY                                                                                                                    Wayne Cooper


Member of Cameo (b. March 14, 1955 - d. Sept 22, 1984)
Wayne CooperWayne Cooper (March 14, 1955-1984)

Wayne Cooper was the lead vocalist for the '70s/'80s R&B Funk band Cameo, which were best known for the songs, I Just Want to Be amongst others. He began on the "We All Know Who We Are" album until the "Cameosis" album.

Not much is available on Wayne and his life except that he was born in the northern New York City suburb of Poughkeepsie, New York and was a member of Cameo from approximately 1977-1980. He passed away from A.I.D.S. presumably though some say Leukemia in 1984. It's not clear whether his departure from the group was caused by his illness.

Please post below if you can provide more information on Wayne such as date of birth, career notes or to leave your memories of his musical legacy.

Photo of Cameo below submitted by Cameosis
Left to right Gregory Johnson, Wayne Cooper, Anthony Lockett Eric Durham, Tomi Jenkins And Gary Dow.

Wayne Cooper with members of Cameo



Listen to I Just Want to Be:


Listen to Give Your Love a Chance:


Listen to It's Over:


Listen to Wayne Cooper on backing vocals on this M-Zee track:


Read more: Wayne Cooper | Profile & Photos | DiscoMusic.com http://www.discomusic.com/people-more/1559_0_11_0_C/#ixzz3hOJac2vW 
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