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Remember That Song – 7/22/20

Can you name the artist and song:

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
Watching through windows
You’re wondering if I’m okay

Last Song: “One Step Closer To You” by Gavin Christopher from the album One Step Closer (1986)

Great job Vanessa (@sportsnessa1)!!!

Here I am, turning back the pages
Of the book we wrote
Every word can be recreated
I want you to take no more

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1986 – Gavin Christopher

“One Step Closer to You” by Gavin Christopher

Gavin Christopher is a R&B singer and musician who has worked with legends such as Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, and Herbie Hancock. He wrote a couple of hit songs such as “Once You Get Started,” which was recorded by the band Rufus, and hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975, and “Stars in Your Eyes” by Herbie Hancock.

He moved from Chicago to New York, and signed with EMI Manhattan Records. He released the album One Step Closer. The single “One Step Closer to You” from that album was Christopher’s only hit as a singer. It peaked at #22 on August 16, 1986. He only released one more album – 1987’s Gavin – but did not score any other hits. He has worked as a songwriter and producer for Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and The Ritchie Family. He also mentored and worked with a young Mariah Carey prior to her getting her big break.

Let’s listen to Gavin Christopher’s big break – “One Step Closer to You”: