Ray Parker Jr.

Event has passed (Sat May 24, 2014 - Sat May 24, 2014)
Former Yoshi's San Francisco Location - Now Closed
8pm, 10pm
$29 - $60
Music, Funk
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"Ghostbusters" hit-maker, performer, songwriter & producer
Saturday, May 24

8pm GA $39, VIP M&G $60
10pm GA $29, VIP M&G $50


While he is perhaps best known for the No. 1 smash hit “Ghostbusters,” Ray Parker, Jr. has enjoyed quite a versatile career, not only as a much sought-after guitarist, but with a number of other hits to his credit, as a performer, songwriter and producer.

A Detroit native, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, and Producer Ray Parker Jr. started out at 13 in the legendary Motown studios then continued his professional career at 18 as a member of Stevie Wonder's band. Ray moved on, creating his own band "Raydio" and then continued his chart topping career as a solo artist. The single "You Can’t Change That” hit No. 3 R&B and No. 9 Pop in 1979. "Two Places at the Same Time" was No. 6 R&B in 1980, and in 1981, "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)," which was the first song Parker sung all the way through without trading vocals, held the No. 1 R&B spot for 2, going to No. 4 on the pop charts. "The Other Woman" was No. 2 R&B for 4 weeks.

The "Ghostbusters" music video is one of the funniest and star-studded videos ever made (breakdancing Bill Murray style). "Ghostbusters" held the No. 1 R&B spot for 2 weeks and was No. 1 for 3 weeks on Billboard’s pop charts in Summer 1984.

He has had 24 Billboard Top 40 and R&B hits and has penned an impressive catalog of songs that have been recorded by Rufus and Chaka Khan, Barry White, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Nancy Wilson, Patty Labelle, The New Edition, Diana Ross, Cheryl Lynn, Brick, Teddy Pendergrass, Leo Sayer and Coolio.


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