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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 May 1954Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameRay Erskine Parker Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Ray Parker Jr. was born on May 1, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Ray Erskine Parker Jr. He has been married to Elaine Parker since June 12, 1994. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Elaine Parker (12 June 1994 - present) (4 children)

Trivia (7)

Was a sideman in Barry White's "Love Unlimited Orchestra" in the mid-1970s.
In 1977, Parker created the Raydio, an acid jazz and R&B group. The band is: Vincent Bohnam, Jerry Knight, Ray Parker Jr. and Arnell Carmichael.
Made two music videos for his 1982 Top 5 hit "The Other Woman", both of which MTV refused to play because they did not fit the MTV "rock" format.
Was sued by Huey Lewis, who claimed that the "Ghostbusters" theme was similar to Huey Lewis and the News' "I Want a New Drug." It was later settled out of court.

In 2006, Parker filed suit against Lewis, for reiterating his claim of plagiarism against Parker in a VH1 special. According to Parker, public statements on the matter were forbidden by the agreement.
Brother of Opelton Parker.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 6, 2014.

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