Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s John Parr Life Story Interview 2016 St Elmos Fire….
The excellent track ‘Naughty Naughty’ was John Parr’s first major U.S. Top 40 hit record, hitting No. 23 and No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
1985 saw Parr on the road with his band “The Business” supporting Toto, and playing 10,000-seater venues across America.
By the end of the tour, John had a call from one of the world’s most successful record producers, David Foster. He requested Parr to record a song for the film ‘St Elmo’s Fire’.
The song became a huge Number One hit for Parr around the World following the film of the same name and garnered many awards, including a Grammy Award nomination.
John’s hit songs include “Naughty Naughty”, “Restless Heart”, “Under A Raging Moon”, “The Best a Man Can Get” and an enticing selection of new tracks as well.
Parr went on to tour with Tina Turner as well as Heart and The Beach Boys In his charity work with The David Foster foundation Parr has shared the stage and the sports field with many stars including John Travolta, Michael J Fox, Celine Dion, Paul Anka and Rob Lowe.
John will be appearing with Foreigner at the London Palladium June 7th 2016.
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Parr’s last concert in the U.S. was a duet of the song with Daltry at Madison Square Garden. Joining them on stage was Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Entwistle and Zak Starkey.
After the success of Meat Loaf’s album, Parr contributed to the next album with the smash duet hit ‘Rock & Roll Mercenaries’.
John later wrote ‘Under A Raging Moon’ for Roger Daltrey, a song that paid tribute to Keith Moon and told the story of The Who. The album became Daltrey’s biggest solo success in America.
Parr’s other movie credits include ‘Naughty Naughty’ from the cult horror movie Near Dark and ‘Love Grammar’ from the Karen Black Movie Flight of the Spruce Goose.
John has also written songs for Tom Jones, The Monkees, Tigers of Pan Tang, Romeos Daughter and “Bucks Fizz”.
Parr co-presented the UK leg of the American Music Awards with Phil Collins.
After Ten years out of the music business John Parr returned in 2007 and joined Canadian pop-rock artist Bryan Adams on his tour.
In June 2008, John was a Special Guest for the U.S. rock band Journey on their entire UK tour.
To coincide with the July 4th release of his double ablum of the same name, 2011 saw the legendary Singer/Songwriter John Parr embark on his “Letter To America” tour in the United States.
Travelling by road, John Parr travelled back and forth across the USA on a media tour which would see him visit 35 cities in 11 weeks.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 18th April 2016.