1980 Lobo – Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love
Roland Kent LaVoie began recording music in 1964. He failed to have much success until he signed with Big Tree Records and began recording as Lobo.
He had seven top forty singles on the label, three of which reached the top ten on the Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary (AC) chart.
His last hit on Big Tree came in 1975 with the release of Don’t Tell Me Goodnight. He wrote the single, which peaked at #27 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the AC chart.
and one last hit:
In 1976, Lobo released an album in Europe on Philips Records. Phillips did not release either of the singles in the US. He then signed with Curb Records, but did not complete an album with them.
Lobo signed with Curb/MCA Records in 1979 and released his first US album in four years. The lead single from the album, Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love, reached #23 on the Hot 100 and again took him to the top of the AC chart.
Lobo’s next single stalled at #75 on the Hot 100. Unhappy with the support he was getting, Lobo managed to get out of his recording contract. He moved to Nashville, and began recording on his own label, Lobo Records.
He never again charted on the Hot 100, but had some success on the Country charts in the early eighties.
The release of compilation albums that contained his earlier hits led to increasing popularity in Asia. He recorded a new album in Taiwan in 1989 and later re-recorded some of his old hits as well as an album of covers of standards. He even toured Southeast Asia beginning in 2006.
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