Phyllis Hyman

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Phyllis Hyman

Singer-songwriter, actress add

Category: Music

Born in 1949.

Countries: United States (83%), (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Barry Manilow, Pharoah Sanders, Tupac Shakur

Linked to: Philadelphia Daily News




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Phyllis Hyman was born in 1949 add something


In the late 1970s, Hyman married her manager Larry Alexander , but both the personal and professional associations ended in divorce add something


On graduation, she performed on a national tour with the group New Direction in 1971 add something


In 1975 when Norman Connors was laying tracks for "You are My Starship" he could not get permission to use Jean Carne for the album and had heard about Phyllis Hyman, who was working at a club on the upper Westside of Manhattan add something


Hyman sang with Pharoah Sanders and the Fatback Band while working on her first solo album, "Phyllis Hyman", released in 1977 on the Buddah Records label add something


Her first album for Arista, "Somewhere in My Lifetime", was released in 1978; the title track was produced by then-labelmate Barry Manilow add something


Songs were culled from various recording sessions from the mid 1980s into the early 1990s add something


Hyman's first solo Top Ten hit came in 1981 with "Can't We Fall In Love Again", a duet with Michael Henderson add something


In 1983, Hyman recorded the song "Never Say Never Again" as the title song for the James Bond movie of the same name, written by Stephen Forsyth and Jim Ryan add something


Free from Arista in 1985, she released the album, "Living All Alone" on Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International label the following year, capitalizing on the torch songs, "Old Friend" and the melancholy title track, as well as "You Just Don't Know" and "Screaming at the Moon" add something


In 1987, Phyllis Hyman recorded "Black and Blue" as a duet with Barry Manilow on his 1987 "Swing Street" Arista album add something


Her next album, again on Philadelphia International, called "Prime of My Life", released in 1991, was the biggest of her career add something


The album and debut single were both RIAA certified Gold in 1992 add something

Phyllis Hyman died in 1995 add something


On the afternoon of June 30, 1995, Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in her New York City apartment add something


In November 1995, Hyman's posthumous album "I Refuse to Be Lonely," was released add something


Bobby Caldwell - Phyllis Hyman for her Living All Alone album, Go West's version rose high in the adult contemporary charts, and Boyz II Men's version in 2004, Tupac Shakur's "Do for Love," which samples the lyric, attained a good deal of popularity


In September 2007, an authorized biography was released add something


In 2008, an original version of the James Bond theme "Never Say Never Again", which wasn't used in add something