English rock singer-songwriter and musician John Charles Waite was born 72 years ago in Lancashire, is married and has 3 children.

John’s career started in the 70s with the rock band ‘The Babys’, of whom he was the lead vocalist.  In a span of 5 years, the group released 5 albums and had 2 hits which reached the Top 20, namely ‘Isn’t it Time’ and ‘Every time I think of You’.  The band split up in 1980.

In 1982, John continued as a solo artist and his first album came out, including the single ‘Change’.  Although it did not feature in any music charts, it was very popular on radio stations and as a music video.

Two years later, John rose to fame with his second album which included the number one international hit ‘Missing You’.  That same year, he also guest appeared in 3 episodes of an American soap opera named ‘Paper Dolls’. The album that followed featured songs of soundtracks for a couple of films. 

Then, in 1988, John formed the group ‘Bad English’ with other famous bands’ musicians and released the song ‘When I see you Smile’ which peaked to No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  The group, however, broke up in 1992 and once again, Waite proceeded as a solo artist.

To date, John had 17 albums, an extended play and 21 singles.


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