Many of the biggest fans of American rhythm and blues came from across the Atlantic, in England. One such fan was Robert Palmer, who spent his teenage years emulating black American artists such as James Brown. Palmer eventually gained a large audience with his 1979 hit, “Bad Case Of Lovin’ You (Doctor, Doctor).” By 1985, MTV had become a player in the music scene, and “Addicted To Love” received wide airplay, due to perhaps as much to the models in the video, as to the song’s infectious, driving beat. Palmer wrote this song in the Bahamas, where he was living at the time: “I dreamt this song. It woke me up in the middle of the night, so I made a note of it on a cassette player I kept by the bed, in case of emergencies.” Tony Thompson is the drummer playing this simple but ingenious groove. “Bad Case Of Lovin’ You” and “Addicted To Love” are on Palmer’s Addictions, Volume 1 album.
Addicted To Loveby Robert Palmer
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