I had the pleasure of recording total dude #edwınstarr in his later years. Amazing vocalist. We tracked a version of ‘ Please Don’t Go’ that never made it to release. Chris King was driving the project and it was eventually vocaled by Delroy St Joseph – cousin of Nottingham’s nearly-megastar-turned-street-urchin, Donovan (Whycliffe) Bramwell. Chris and keyboardist Winnie Williams co-produced. The band was then named KWS after their surname initials, and it soared miraculously to #1 in the UK in 1992. Nottingham’s first number one since Paper Lace’s 1974 ‘ Billy Don’t Be a Hero’.
For the record, I preferred Edwin’s take. No disrespect Delroy, you did a great job fronting this act.
God only know what Edwin found to tempt him from Detroit to Chilwell – a village now Nottingham suburb on the west side of Beeston – but I’m glad he liked it enough to settled here. Anyway, this classy hometown #Beeston #streetart is a superb tribute to our adopted local lad & Grammy winning #Motown luminary. He died way too young at 61 in 2003 🙁 #warwhatisitgoodfor ?