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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 17 Mar 2014
  • Address:
    6223 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 851st
    Monthly Average: 1,013
  • Notes: The 2,519th Star

Ray Parker Jr.

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Previous stretch: Sir Cedric Hardwicke

Biography

Parker in March 2013

Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. (born May 1, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Ray Erskine Parker, Jr.
  • Born: May 1, 1954 (age 61) Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Genres: R&B, jazz-fusion, funk, soul
  • Occupation(s): Guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, composer
  • Instruments: Guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals, bass, drums
  • Years active: 1970–present
  • Labels: Arista, Geffen, MCA
  • Associated acts: Raydio, Jerry Knight, Barry White, Michael Henderson
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Ray Parker Jr. at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter Saluted by Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan & More at Jazz Foundation Fundraiser
Billboard, 2019-11-11 23:38:13
Chaka Khan, Ray Parker Jr., Patrice Rushen, Rita Wilson and Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman were among the stars who performed in honor of jazz...

Grammy in the Schools Live! Fundraiser Trumpets the Importance of Music Education, Showcases the Program's Talented Alumni
Billboard, 2019-02-08 23:45:02
When Ray Parker Jr. was attending Northwestern High School in Detroit, it was the school’s music programs and the power of song that provided...

The New Ghostbusters Song May Be A Stinker — But These Are The 10 WORST Movie Theme Songs Ever!
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2016-07-15 13:16:27
Ghostbusters is hitting theaters this weekend, and while the female led Sony reboot is getting positive reviews despite all the online hate — there's one thing we can all agree on… That new Ghostbusters theme song is pretty AWFUL! ICYMI, Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott remixed the beloved Ray ...

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