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El DeBarge

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, Eldra Patrick DeBarge was born the fifth of eight brothers and sixth of ten DeBarge family members. In 1972, newly divorced from her abusive husband, El's mother Etterlene moved her children from Detroit to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Like his siblings, El participated in the local church choir and was labeled a child prodigy thanks to his skills as a vocalist and a keyboardist and years of private study with music educator Ricky Callier. Later, he, Mark, Randy and Bunny formed DeBarge in 1979 (James joined three years later just before his high school graduation). In 1981 DeBarge released their album The DeBarges, which produced one single, "What's Your Name." The album was not considered a success and quickly fell into obscurity. El was a natural in the role of lead singer for the group.


Top Songs

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    There he goes, he drives me crazy
    When he says...(Hee-eere's Johnny!)
    That's his job, it's so amazing
    All he says is...(Hee-eere's Johnny!)
    I never miss a moment when he's on the tube
    Who's Johnny  -  57,291 plays
    I got a secret for you
    Can't believe myself
    But ever since you've been gone
    I think of no one else
    I've even tried to forget
    Love Always  -  9,899 plays
    When it feels like the world is on your shoulders
    And all of the madness has got you going crazy
    It's time to get out step out into the street
    Where all of the action is right there at your feet
    Well I know a place where we can dance all night away
    Rhythm of the Night  -  11,346 plays
  4. I Like It  -  12,308 plays
    Oh baby, oh yeah
    Just wanna lay right here with you
    Baby, I just wanna lay with you
    I know you have work but I would love for you
    To stay with me for a little while longer
    Lay With You  -  10,892 plays
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