R&J Stone

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R&J Stone
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Years active 1970s
Labels RCA Records
Past members Russell Stone
Joanne Stone

R&J Stone were the English/American husband and wife duo, Russell Oliver Stone and Joanne Stone.[1] The pair were originally members of James Last's British Choir for a number of years. They had a hit single in the mid 1970s with their self penned song "We Do It".[2][3] The track was produced by Phil Swern. Some time after their hit, Russell Stone decided that he did not want to remain as a singer, and preferred to concentrate on producing and writing for his wife.[1] Their second album did not do well and a third album, although recorded, was never released.

Joanne Stone died of a brain tumour in 1979.[4]

Russell Stone later went to Munich to work with the Icelander Thorir Baldursson. Stone is a recovered alcoholic and has released two solo albums, Love Aspects (2013) and Groove Aspects (2014), after spending years out of the music industry.[1]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "We Do It" / "We Love Each Other" - RCA 2616 - 1976 (UK number 5)[3]
  • "One Chance" / "I Just Can't Get It Right" - RCA 2660 - 1976
  • "There's No Other Way" / "I Just Can't Get It Right" - RCA 2681 - 1976
  • "Thrown It All Away" / "Home Is Where The Heart Is" - RCA 2746 - 1976
  • "It Just Goes To Show" - RCA PB 5018 - 1977

Albums[edit]

  • We Do It - RCA RS 1052 - 1976[5]
  • R&J - RCA PL 25069 - 1977
  • Very Best Of R&J Stone - Lynx Music UK LYX004CD - 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Healing and music - the painful but rewarding journey of Russell Oliver Stone". Worthingherald.co.uk. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived November 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 533. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club : The 1970s". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "R&J Stone : We Do It : Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 December 2014.