Collage (American band)

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Collage
OriginSan Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S.
GenresBoogie, dance, soul, funk, synthpop
Years active1980–1986
LabelsSOLAR
MCA Records
Associated actsThe Whispers
Past membersAlbert De Gracia
Dean Boysen
Emilio Conesa
Kirk Crumpler
Larry White
Lee Peters
Melicio Magdaluyo
Richard Aguon,
Ross Wilson
Ruben Laxamana

Collage was a Los Angeles-based music group, best known for their crossover song "Romeo Where's Juliet?".

Career[edit]

Collage's debut album Do You Like Our Music?, released in 1981 by Solar Records, was produced by The Whispers. Their next album Get In Touch was typified by the change from disco/funk elements found in the first album to boogie-influenced urban music. Before Collage's departure from the music business they also released album entitled Shine The Light, which also features "Romeo Where's Juliet?".

The "real" success, however, came with the release of "Romeo Where's Juliet?", which was a moderate hit in the United Kingdom. The single reached number 46 on the British pop chart and number 49 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.[1][2][3][4]

Past members[edit]

  • Albert De Gracia - fender rhodes, piano
  • Dean Boysen - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Emilio Conesa - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kirk Crumpler - bass
  • Larry White - electric guitar
  • Lee Peters - background vocals,Lead vocals
  • Melicio Magdaluyo - saxophone, flute
  • Richard Aguon - drums, percussion
  • Ruben Laxamana - saxophone, vocals

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Record label
US US
R&B
UK
1981 Do You Like Our Music? SOLAR
1983 Get in Touch
1985 Shine the Light MCA
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not certified

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US US
R&B
US
Dance Sales
US
Dance
UK
1982 "Money In Your Pocket"
"Groovin'"
1983 "Get In Touch With Me"
"Young Girls"
1985 "Romeo Where's Juliet?" 88 50 49 46
"Winners And Losers"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard (r) R&B Top 100 (tm)". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 97: 60. 3 Aug 1985. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ "Billboard (r) Dance Top 80 (tm)". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 97: 72. 31 Aug 1985. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ Chartstats. Collage: "Romeo Where's Juliet". Charts. Retrieved on 2012.
  4. ^ Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-02.