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Greg Guidry / Over The Line

 

Greg Guidry / Over The Line

Greg Guidry was born in St. Louis, Missiles on January 23, 1954. His musical journey started in 1977 when Greg moved to Nashville. In 1977, he signed a deal with CBS Songs Publishing. He started writing songs and played with various bands during that time. In 1979, "In It For Love" was recorded by England Dan & John Ford Coley and climbed up the chart. His another tune "Gotta Have More Love" by Climax Blues Band followed. In 1981, Robbie Dupree also recorded "Are You Ready For Love" for his 2nd solo album titled "Street Corner Heroes". Thus, Greg became known as a talented songwriter in the beginning of 80's for his good songs.
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It is quite natural that Greg got a deal as a solo artist and thus Greg signed to Columbia Records in 1982 and released his first solo LP "Over The Line" that same year, which included a hit tune titled "Goin' Down" (ranked at # 17 on US Pop chart) and self-cover versions of "Gotta Have More Love" and "Are You Ready For Love". During the '80s, Greg worked a lot as a songwriter (in particular for Sony and EMI Music Publishing), and collaborated with songwriters like Bill LaBounty, Steve Kipner (GENIE IN A BOTTLE and LET'S GET PHYSICAL) and Jeff Silbar (WIND BENEATH MY WINGS).
We had to wait for 20 years to have Greg's next solo album. We could have "Private Session", a compilation of demo songs that didn't make the "OVER THE LINE" LP in 2000. And then, Greg's brand-new CD "SOUL'D OUT" followed. We looked forward to Greg's next footprints. However, Greg passed away on July 28, 2003 by fire of his residence. A charred body found in a car parked inside a homes garage has been identified as that of singer-songwriter Greg Guidry. Police published that he was 53.
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