May 24, 1952
New York City, New York, United States
R&B, soul, funk, disco
Singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, actor
Vocals, bass guitar, drums, percussion
Chocolate City, Will Smith, Mariah Carey, Atlanta Artists, Mercury, Reprise, Way 2 Funky, Raging Bull, Crash, Private I
Cameo, Black Ivory
Larry Ernest Blackmon (born May 24, 1952) is the lead singer and frontman for the funk and R&B band, Cameo. He came to Cameo from the band, Black Ivory.
Along with his unique vocal style, Blackmon's other personal touches included sporting an elaborate
hi-top fade haircut and a codpiece over his pants. His signature "ow!" was used as the intro for some of the band's songs and was sampled in Black Box's 1990 dance hit, " Everybody Everybody".
Blackmon appeared as a
backing vocalist on Ry Cooder's 1987 album " Get Rhythm" and Cyndi Lauper's 1989 album, . He also had co-producer credits for A Night to Remember Eddie Murphy's 1989 album . So Happy
snare drum sound that Blackmon created for " Word Up!" and " Candy" was duplicated on releases by a wide range of artists. The group Cameo appeared at Adventureland Palace sponsored by Black Pride, Inc., on April 26, 1978. [1 ]
One of his sons is heavily involved in the
New York political scene, while another son is currently involved in the [2 ] hip hop music industry.
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