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ROMEO BLUE BIOGRAPHY

Romeo Blue was born in Neew York City on 26 May 1964. His unusual look, having a Bahamian mother and Russian father, were further enhanced when he dyed his hair blue and wore blue contact lenses in high school. It is from this look that he adopted the nom de plume "Romeo Blue" -- you see, his REAL name is... Lenny Kravitz!

As a child Lenny studied piano, guitar and many other instruments. In 1977 his family moved west -- dad was an NBC news producer and his mom landed the role of Helen Willis on TV's The Jeffersons -- and Lenny enrolled at Beverly Hills High School. Among his musical classmates were country diva Maria McKee (Lone Justice and solo) and Saul Hudson (Slash of Guns'N'Roses).

Having already decided to pursue a career in music and "becoming" Romeo Blue, he moved out of his home (reportedly living in his car for a time) as his parents divorced. He pulled enough money and talent together to record a ten-song demo. It was this demo that got him signed to I.R.S. Records. I.R.S., on the strength of the demo, was going to release it in their new "developing artist" 706xx series, but wanted to break the club circuit and radio with a single, "Yield"/"Wanted." However, the deal with I.R.S. fell through and no Romeo Blue material was ever released. Romeo Blue went on his way...


Romeo Blue shortly after returning to his REAL name. Romeo Blue became better known as Lenny Kravitz or "Mr. Lisa Bonet" after his deal with I.R.S. fell through.

As Lenny Kravitz he was later signed to Virgin. At around the same time he started dating and married actress Lisa Bonet and, in 1989 released first album Let Love Rule. His music, lacking the synths of his Romeo Blue period were almost unclassifiable -- retro '60s, mondo soul, 70s hippy with a hint of reggae. It's not unusual to find his recordings in different sections, music store to music store. After his second album, he divorced Lasa Bonet (though the two remain friends for the sake of their daughter, Zoe).

In 1999 he released his fifth album, appropriately entitled 5. Mr Kravitz has garnered two Grammy Awards and an MTV Music Award. He has charted several times, despite long hiatuses between releases. This can be (arguably) attributed the universal appeal of his music. His Greatest Hits collection is now in stores, containing some new material.


ROMEO BLUE IRS DISCOGRAPHY

This discography will cover only ROMEO BLUE's recordings for IRS Records. Recordings for other labels, other recordings, solo recordings and guest appearances, may be mentioned in the biography or discography, but details can be found by visiting some of the cool links for ROMEO BLUE, below...

Singles

No Cover Art available -- Unreleased "Yield"/"Wanted"
IRS SP70410 (Scheduled release 25 October 1983)



Never Released








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