Monday, June 15, 1970

Musical Artist - Odyssey

Odyssey is an American band, originally from New York, but now based in the United Kingdom. The band was founded by Steven Collazo, Lillian Lopez, Louise Lopez, and Carmen Lopez, but has featured a rotating cast for much of its existence, with no fewer than eight other members having come and gone over the years. The group currently consists of Steve Collazo, Romina Johnson, and Jerdene Wilson.

The band had moderate success in the United States, with their song Native New Yorker reaching number twenty-one on the U.S. Billboard charts, but like many R&B and disco groups they enjoyed their greatest popularity in the U.K. Over the course of the five-year span from 1977 to 1982, Odyssey had five top ten hits on the U.K. charts, including Use It Up and Wear It Out, which reached the top spot in 1980. Their other notable hits include Going Back to My Roots, If You're Lookin' for a Way Out, and Inside Out (which also went to number twelve on the U.S. R&B Billboard chart).

Various sources claim that the band has an official website, but the relevant link simply redirects to the band's Facebook page.

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