Ray and I go way back to my Earth, Wind & Fire days. Carole Childs, one my first friends when I came to LA in 1976, a powerhouse music publisher and A&R person who put me with EWF in the first place, was also a champion of Ray’s. Those were very heady days for both of us. Ray was not only a brilliant guitar player but was having a whole run of hits as a songwriter and artist, starting with “Jack and Jill” and running through the immortal “Ghostbusters”, the same time I was having my first whole run of hits starting with ‘September”. Thank you, Ray, for your contributions to “The D”. “Who ya gonna call? Detroitbusters!”.
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