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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 17 Mar 2014
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  • 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

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