Waite’s Grand homecoming

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LANCASTER born rock star John Waite is to play a homecoming show at the Grand Theatre as well as lending his voice to a local charity single.

Waite’s career in music started as the lead singer and bassist of the British band The Babys.

The band produced five albums in five years before splitting in 1980.

Waite launched his solo career in 1982 and got to number one in America in 1985 with Missing You. This knocked Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got To Do With It? off the top spot. Turner later covered the song.

In 1988, Waite got back with former bandmates Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips along with Neal Schon from Journey and drummer Deen Castronovo to form the group Bad English.

See the Lancaster Guardian (18-03-11) for full story.