Eddy Grantwas born as Edmond Montague Grant, on March 5, 1948, in Plaisance, Guyana. His family emigrated to Liverpool, U. K. when he was still young. When he was the lead guitarist and main songwriter for the group known as The Equals. His first number one hit was released in 1968 and it was written by Eddy and the name of it was, Baby Come Back. The song also topped the singles chart in the U. K.. He released his solo recording of I Donít Wanna Dance, in 1982, and it was number one on the charts in the U. K. for three weeks. He also released a Top 10 album the same year and it was called Killer On the Rampage. Electric Avenue was a big hit in the United States and also in the U. K.. It reached number 2 on the charts in 1983 and it sold over one million copies. A re-mix of the song was released in 2001 and it again was a Top 10 hit in the U. K.. Eddie also had a minor hit single that was to be used for the soundtrack of the movie, Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, in the United States. Everything but the guitar solo was cut from the film, so the song did not appear on the soundtrack. Eddie released it as a single with the original music video. His single that was released later was called, Gimme Hope Joíanna, which was a song about Johannesburg, South Africa. The song was later used in a commercial for Yop, a yogurt based drink. The lyrics were altered for the commercial. Other songs by Eddie were political protest songs such as, War Party.
In 2001, Eddy released, Eddy Grant, The Greatest Hits. He also set up his own recording company and called it, Ice records. He has produced records for groups such as Sting, Mick Jaggar, and Elvis Costello. He has chose to go to the West Indies recently, from London, and feels that Barbados is a more realistic venue for a recording company. Eddie has released a total of 17 singles and 21 albums, box sets, and compilations. From 1977 and up until 2001. The names of his albums he released were, Message Man, Walking On Sunshine, Love In Exile, Live In Notting Hill, Canít Get Enough, Killer On the Rampage, Going For Broke, Born Tuff, File Under Rock, Barefoot Soldier, Paintings of the Soul, Soca Baptism, Hearts and Diamonds, and Reparation. He released 4 Greatest Hits albums. Eddie will be remembered by fans for a long time to come.
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