Robert Palmer, known for songs like “Addicted to Love” and “Simply Irresistible”, had lived in Switzerland for 16 years and was in France after a trip to the United Kingdom, where he recorded a television program.
Palmer was born in Batley, Yorkshire, in 1949 and spent most of his youth on the island of Malta. At age 19 he returned to Britain where he started singing with bands. In 1974, he began his pursuing a solo career.
1. How Much Fun
How Much Fun was released in 1974, from Palmer’s album “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley.” A piece of funky music that should have been one of his biggest hits
2. Every Kinda People
Every Kinda People was released in 1978 from his Double Fun album. The track was Palmer’s first Top 40 hit, peaking at No. 16. The song was originally written by Andy Fraser.
Pride was the title track to Palmer’s seventh solo studio album, Pride, released in March 1983. The album peaked at No. 37 in the UK, No. 12 in France, No. 15 in the Netherlands, and No. 36 in Sweden.
4. Spanish Moon
Spanish Moon was released in 1976 from his third studio album, Some People Can Do What They Like. The album reached the charts at number 68 in the US.
5. Flesh Wound
Flesh Wound was released in 1985 from Palmer’s eighth solo studio album, Riptide. The album peaked at number 8 in the US and No. 5 in the UK and was certified double platinum in the US by the RIAA in March 1996.