Richard_Page_(musician)

Richard Page (musician)

Richard Page (born 16 May 1953, Keokuk, Iowa, USA), was the lead singer and bassist in 1980s U.S. band Mr. Mister, and is now a songwriter.

Career

His first major band, Pages, was formed with his childhood friend from Phoenix, Arizona, Steve George after he moved to Los Angeles from San Diego in the late 1970s. After producing three albums, Page and George formed Mr. Mister along with Steve Farris and Pat Mastelotto.

As lead vocalist for Mr. Mister, Page scored two consecutive Hot 100 #1's with the singles "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie". Prior to Mr. Mister's breakthrough 1985 album, Welcome to the Real World, he turned down the opportunity to be lead singer with the groups Chicago and Toto. Mr. Mister would also release three albums before breaking up on 25 September 1990. A fourth Mr. Mister album, Pull was recorded in 1989, but ultimately never released (BMG Japan cancelled plans to release the album in 2001).

Subsequently he was a member of Third Matinee with Patrick Leonard, before he released his only solo album to date: Shelter Me from the mid 1990s, featuring the singles "The Best Thing" and "My Oxygen", a remake of Nik Kershaw's hit. In 1997, he turned down an offer from Patrick Leonard to record a second Third Matinee album.

His songwriting clients include Kenny Loggins, Madonna (Golden Globes and Grammy nominated song, "I'll Remember" from With Honors), Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Dionne Warwick, The Pointer Sisters, Meat Loaf, Patti LaBelle, Hall & Oates, BB Mak, Bill Champlin, Al Jarreau and many others.

He has spent the last 10 years in semi-retirement in Los Angeles (enjoying surfing and being with his family). Richard and his wife, Linda have been married for 27 years. They have two daughters, Alisha and Aja and two sons, Tai and James.

Discography

Richard Page has been both a primary band member in various groups, as well as background vocalist for other artists.

Band member

Notable appearances

Page performed backing vocals on Peter Allen's 1980 album Bi-Coastal as well as on Barbra Streisand's 1985 recording of "I Know Him So Well" for The Broadway Album. He also performed a duet with Cher, "One Small Step", as well as backing vocals on her 1991 album Love Hurts. Other appearances include:

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