British soul singer Eddie Amoo, Died at 74


Eddie Amoo was born Edward Robert Amoo, on 5 May 1950, Liverpool; and died 23rd February 2018, Australia,

He was a British soul singer Eddie, he did vocals, guitars.

Founded in 1970s The Real Thing are a British soul group formed .

Not only a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song “You to Me Are Everything”, which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 28 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart and No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100.

By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the 1970s.

The journalist, author and founder of Mojo, Paul Du Noyer credits them alongside Deaf School with restoring “Liverpool’s musical reputation in the 1970s” with their success.

During 1986, the band enjoyed a chart resurgence with the remixing of several of their hits.

“You to Me Are Everything (the Decade Remix)” charted twice in the UK, peaking at No. 5 during a 12-week run in spring and returning in June for additional week at No. 72.

“Can’t Get By Without You (the Second Decade Remix)” rose almost as high to No. 6, remaining a consecutive 13 weeks.

Anthor songs “Can You Feel the Forces (’86 Remix)” climbed to No. 24, but the band’s final UK charter for the year, “Straight to the Heart”, peaked at No. 71, remaining for only two weeks.

Eddie Amoo died at 74 years old.