John Parr "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" video.
John Parr (born November 18, 1954, Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is an English musician who received considerable success following his two chart topping hits in the 1980s.
John Parr wrote "Under A Raging Moon" for Roger Daltrey, a song that paid tribute to Keith Moon and told the story of The Who. The album became Roger Daltrey's biggest success in America.
John Parr was soon singing with Marilyn Martin on the Kevin Bacon movie "Quicksilver". John wrote and produced further tracks for Marylin Martin's debut album, including the hit "Night Moves". After the success of Meat Loaf's album, John Parr contributed to the next album with the smash duet hit Rock & Roll Mercenaries. From there he began work with Albert Magnili (director of "Purple Rain") on the movie "American Anthem" for which he wrote and performed the main theme "Two Hearts".
The Pepsi Company and Jack Calmes Satellite TV Corporation wanted to try something new - a gig from London beamed live across America, Japan & Australia on the college Satellite Network. It is one extract of this rare performance from the TV show in Japan. John Parr played and sang with his band from The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (in 1985)
John Parr was the featured act, having done 2 similar shows (one from the Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles where the flame was lit for a special performance of "St. Elmo's Fire," and was beamed live for Japan, and the New Year Christmas Show from London). The show was a great success, reaching almost 50-million people and making broadcast history for the network.
John Parr "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" from the album "St. Elmo's Fire: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (1985):