Maurice Starr


Maurice Starr
Maurice Starr
Birth name Larry Johnson
Also known as The General
Born 1953
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, US
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts New Edition, New Kids on the Block
Website Official Website
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Maurice Starr (born 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer.

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Biography

Starr, originally from Florida, moved to Boston with his brother Michael in the early 1970s. After moving to Boston he recorded two unsuccessful R&B albums, Flaming Starr and Spacey Lady. Since he was unsuccessful as an artist, he decided to create a band to perform the songs that he wrote. Starr won Songwriter of the Year in 1989.

In 1982, Starr found the band New Edition on his talent show. The group produced a number of U.S. Top 10 R&B hit singles and a Top 5 hit in the Billboard Hot 100. Differences between Starr and New Edition caused the two to go their separate ways. Eventually the band split up. One of the members, Bobby Brown, went on to have a successful career as a solo act, while three others formed the award winning group, Bell Biv DeVoe.

After losing New Edition, Starr needed a new band to record his songs. In 1984, he created New Kids on the Block, a band consisting of five male teenagers. Starr produced New Kids on the Block to be a white version of New Edition as he stated I honestly believe that if they'd been white, (the group) would have been 20 times as big. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,317626_2,00.html

He also formed the boyband Perfect Gentlemen.

He was also a member of the seminal electro group Jonzun Crew with his brothers Michael Jonzun and Soni Jonzun.

Starr started to work independently with non-mainstream groups. He is currently managing Heartbeat Boys, a boy band he assembled along with producing and writing their songs.

Discography

Albums

  • Flaming Starr (1980)
  • Spacey Lady (1983)

Production

See also

References



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