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Robert Palmer, 1949-2003

Richard Williams, The Guardian, 27 September 2003

BORN IN BATLEY, Yorkshire, and raised in Malta (his father was a naval officer), Palmer had a voice that could be suave and gritty by turns, drawing on his early love of blues and soul music. His 30-year solo career produced a number of hits around the world, most notably 'Every Kinda People', 'Best Of Both Worlds', 'Johnny and Mary', 'Looking For Clues', 'Some Guys Have All The Luck' and 'Addicted To Love'.

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