Friday, June 19, 1970

Musical Artist - S.O.S. Band

The S.O.S. Band is an American R&B band best known for hits such as The Finest, Just Be Good To Me, Just The Way You Like It, On The Rise, Take Your Time (Do It Right), and Tell Me If You Still Care. Originally formed in 1977 by Jason Bryant, Mary Davis, Billy Ellis, James Earl Jones III, Willie Killebrew, John Alexander Simpson, and Bruno Speight, the band first scored success when they collaborated with producer and songwriter Sigidi Abdullah. Between 1980 and 1986, the band released six studio albums, resulting in thirteen top forty R&B hits.

Mary Davy left the group in 1986 to pursue a solo career, but the band soldiered on, producing two more studio albums and scoring three more top forty R&B hits. After a couple more lineup changes and the death of founding member Billy Ellis in 1989, the band more or less called it quits in 1991. Mary Davy reunited with former member Abdul Ra'oof in 1994 and they reformed the group with a cadre of new musicians and the two have been touring and performing with the reconstructed S.O.S. Band ever since.

The group has a website named The S.O.S. Band. They can also be found on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

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