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Gavin Christopher

b. Gavin Christopher Wright, 1st May 1949, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

d. 4th March 2016, U.S.A.

Gavin Christopher is a singer and songwriter, who hails from Chicago, Illinois.

He worked with Rufus and Chaka Khan during the mid-70's.

Gavin penned 'Life Is A Dance' for Chaka who wrote the sleeve notes to his debut album, 'Gavin Christopher' for Island Records in 1976.

In 1979, he released a second album entitled 'Gavin Christopher' for the RSO label (via Polydor).

Taken from that album, 'We're In Love' was produced by Philadelphia man, Bobby Eli.

'One Step Closer' followed in 1986, including 'In The Heat Of Passion', with the album 'Gavin' following on 2 years later.

Other artists benefited from Gavin's songwriting skills including, Charles Jackson (the song 'Gonna Getcha Love') and Cuba Gooding ('Got The Hots').

He has, also, been the featured vocalist on recordings for Herbie Hancock ('Magic Windows' and 'Monster', including 'Stars In Your Eyes'), Jeff Lorber (on 'Best Part Of The Night') and Tyzik (on 'Love Won't Wait').

His sister is the singer, Shawn Christopher.

Gavin sadly passed away in 2016, from congestive heart failure at the age of 66.

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Gavin Christopher (Island Records 1976)

Gavin Christopher (RSO Records 1979)

One Step Closer (EMI Manhattan Records 1986)

Gavin (EMI Manhattan Records 1988)

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