J. Vincent Edwards

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J. Vincent Edwards during the Grand Gala du Disque in Amsterdam in 1970

J. Vincent Edwards (born 20 June 1947)[1] is a British singer. He became well known in the musical Hair in 1968, and began recording a series of singles.[2] The most notable was a song called "Thanks" (1969), which has subsequently appeared on a number of compilation albums.[3] Edwards also contributed to the Bloomfield soundtrack.[4]

Later Edwards turned to song writing. With Pierre Tubbs he wrote "Right Back Where We Started From", which was a No. 2 hit in the UK Singles Chart for Maxine Nightingale in May 1976.[5] In addition, Edwards wrote songs with Miki Antony and Kris Ife.[6]

Edwards was also a part of the trio Star Turn on 45 (Pints), who had a UK hit with "Pump Up the Bitter" in 1988.[7] He released a solo album entitled Thanks in 2002.[8]

Partial singles discography[edit]

  • "Does Goodnight Mean Goodbye" (1963)
  • "Thanks" (1969)
  • "Who Are My Friends" (1970)
  • "(Sha La La La La) Shangri-La" (1971)
  • "Love Hit Me" (1976)
  • "Hands Off" (1980)[2]


  1. ^ "Albums by J. Vincent Edwards: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. 1947-06-20. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  2. ^ a b "J. Vincent Edwards Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  3. ^ "Thanks - J. Vincent Edwards | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  4. ^ Gramophone - Volume 49 -1972 Page 1780 "The record also contains two orchestral tracks, not from the film and an extra song "Hello My Life" sung by J. Vincent Edwards"
  5. ^ Jonathon Jackson The Making of Slap Shot 2010 "The centerpiece of the soundtrack would be a song called “Right Back Where We Started From,” which had peaked at No. 2 on the pop chart in May 1976. Maxine Nightingale was a singer-actor from London who had made a name in her homeland by appearing in the rock musicals Hair, ... It was in Hair that she met a fellow performer named Vincent Edwards. In 1975, Edwards established a partnership with Pierre Tubbs, a writer and producer with United Artists Records"
  6. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Kris Ife | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  7. ^ "Star Turn on 45 Pints Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1997-08-04. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  8. ^ "Thanks - J. Vincent Edwards | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2002-08-19. Retrieved 2014-06-25.

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