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Larry Blackmon

Larry Ernest Blackmon (born May 29, 1956) is the lead singer and frontman for the funk and R&B band, Cameo. He came to Cameo from the band, Black Ivory. Along with his unique vocal style, Blackmon's other personal touches included sporting an elaborate hi-top fade haircut and a codpiece over his pants. His signature "ow!" was used as the intro for some of the band's songs and was sampled in Black Box's 1990 dance hit, "Everybody Everybody". Blackmon appeared as a backing vocalist on Cyndi Lauper's 1989 album, A Night to Remember. He also had co-producer credits for Eddie Murphy's 1989 album So Happy. The snare drum sound that Blackmon created for "Word Up!" and "Candy" was duplicated on releases by a wide range of artists. One of his sons is heavily involved in the New York political scene, while another son is currently involved in the hip hop music industry.

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Cameo Singer Larry Blackmon --  Lawsuit Is the Code Word ... After Allegedly Trashing Home

Cameo Singer
Lawsuit Is the Code Word After Allegedly Trashing Home

2:00 PM PT -- Blackmon's rep says the allegations are false ... and he's looking forward to settling it in court.Cameo front man Larry Blackmon trashed his Atlanta rental home and left it littered… READ MORE >

The Guy in Cameo: 'Memba Him?!

The Guy in Cameo
'Memba Him?!

Larry Blackmon became famous as the lead singer of the '80s group Cameo with hits like "She's Strange," "Candy" and "Word Up." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1470 days ago
Put Your Hands In the Air Like You Don't Care

Put Your Hands In the Air Like You Don't Care

The 54-year-old resurfaced at a concert in Detroit last weekend, looking glamorous.Larry's signature "ow!" was sampled on the '90s dance hit "Everybody Everybody" by Black Box.Blackmon still wears… READ MORE >

- 1470 days ago

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