Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American Grammy–nominated singer–songwriter, musician and lyricist. Osborne is the former drummer and lead singer of the American R&B/Soul group L.T.D.; with whom he began his musical career in 1970.
L.T.D. is an American R&B/funk band best known for their 1977 hit single, “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again” and “Holding On (When Love Is Gone)”, as well as their many ballads, such as “Love Ballad”, “We Both Deserve Each Other’s Love”, and “Where Did We Go Wrong?”.
L.T.D. (which stands for Love, Togetherness, and Devotion), was formed in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1968, when Arthur “Lorenzo” Carnegie (alto and tenor saxes, flute, guitar), Jake Riley (trombone) Carle Wayne Vickers (trumpet, flute, soprano sax) and Abraham “Onion” Miller (tenor sax, vocals), who had been working as members of the 15 piece “Fantastic Soul Men Orchestra” backing the ever popular duo of Sam & Dave, along with Jimmy “J.D.” Davis (keyboards, vocals), formed their own band named Love Men Ltd. They then drove to New York City, in a car that they purchased together (a 1956 Chevy), and lived in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem on 149th and Broadway, where Toby Wynn (baritone sax) joined them. While performing on a gig in Providence, Rhode Island, Jeffrey Osborne (drums, lead vocals) was recruited by them.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” you’ll hear: GQ, Grandmaster Melle Mel, the Four Tops & Aretha Franklin, Jeffrey Osborne, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Marvin Gaye, Natalie Cole, Howard Hewitt, Paul Shaffer, the Jones Girls and a whole lot more. It kicks off at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT. If you miss it, you can check out one of the encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, or Saturday (just ahead of G.S.P. 1) at 5PM or on Sunday at 7PM. All times are eastern daylight saving time. So I’ll be looking for you later for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.
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This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” I think I’ve got a great show for you. You’ll hear Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Bloodstone, Jeffrey Osborne, Whitney Houston, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Paul Shaffer, Lakeside, LL Cool J, the Jones Girls, Public Enemy, Atlantic Starr and many many more. We begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT. The encore shows are on Friday at 12 Noon, Saturday at 5 PM (preceding the original G.S.P.) and on Sunday at 7 PM, all times are eastern. Join us, won’t you? It’s right here on RadioMaxMusic.com. I think you’ll love it.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” on the playlist is: Jeffrey Osborne & L.T.D., the Four Tops, Curtis Mayfield, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, the Isley Brothers, Lionel Ritchie & the Commodores, the Spinners, Etta James & Harvey Fuqua and Darlene Love in concert. We’ll get together at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.com.