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Robert Knight (born April 24, 1945, in Franklin, Tennessee) is an American singer. Knight made his professional vocal debut with the Paramounts, a harmony quintet consisting of schoolfriends. Signed to Dot Records in 1960, they recorded “Free Me” in 1961, a US R&B hit, outselling the cover version by Johnny Preston.
After this initial success their subsequent releases flopped and resulted in the group breaking up. Unfortunately, they also broke their contract with Dot and were prevented from recording for four-and-a-half years. Knight continued his studies in chemistry at the Tennessee State University where he formed vocal trio the Fairlanes. In 1967, Knight was spotted performing with the Fairlanes in Nashville, and was offered a contract as a solo artist by the Rising Sons label. His first recording, “Everlasting Love”, written by label owners Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, was an immediate success, reaching number 14 on the R&B charts, and actually did better on the pop side (number 13).
This enduring song was an even bigger success in Britain the following year where a cover version by Love Affair reached number 1, and in doing so, kept the singer from progressing further than a Top 40 position. Knight scored two further pop hits at home, ...
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