Jim Photoglo

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Jim Photoglo, born James G. Photoglo, who also performed simply as Photoglo, is an American pop/soft rock singer from Inglewood, California. He released two charting albums in the early 1980s and had two hit singles, "We Were Meant to Be Lovers" (#31, 1980) and "Fool in Love with You" (#25, 1981).[1]

After his career as a pop star, he became a successful country music songwriter in Nashville. He wrote songs for Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Leroy Parnell, Patty Loveless, Highway 101, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Neil McCoy, John Anderson and Kathy Mattea. Four recordings made the Top Ten of Billboard Magazine’s Country Charts, and two went to #1: Fishin’ In The Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Hometown Honeymoon by Alabama.

He released solo albums again in the 1990s and 2000s. Photoglo was also one of four members of a short-lived novelty country band called Run C&W, who recorded two albums for MCA between 1993 and 1995.

His most recent folk album, Halls of My Heart, was released July 2014. It is the first album on which Photoglo wrote nearly all the tracks solo.


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1980 - Photoglo (U.S. #194)[2]
  • 1981 - Fool in Love with You (U.S. #119)[2]
  • 1983 - The Thin Man
  • 1993 - Pure Love
  • 1996 - Passage
  • 2000 - Fly Straight Home
  • 2005 - Sparks in the Radio
  • 2008 - Is it Me?
  • 2014 - Halls of My Heart

Singles[edit]

  • 1980 - "The Best That I Can Be"
  • 1980 - "When Love Is Gone" (#106)
  • 1980 - "We Were Meant to Be Lovers" (#31)
  • 1981 - "Fool in Love with You" (#25)
  • 1981 - "Tonight Will Last Forever"
  • 1983 - "Don't Say Goodnight"
  • 1983 - "Keep Away"
  • 1984 - "The Trouble With Me Is You"
  • 1993 - "Will Of The Wind"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ a b Chart Positions, Allmusic.com

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