|Origin||Romford, Essex, England|
Doris May Pearson
Lorraine Samantha Jean Pearson
Five Star (aka 5 Star) was a British pop / R&B group, from Romford, Essex, formed in 1983 and comprising brothers and sisters Stedman, Lorraine, Denise, Doris and Delroy Pearson. Romford is a large suburban town in East London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. Essex is a county in the East of England. The County town is Chelmsford, and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Tent Records is the Independent record label started by British pop group Five Star and their father/manager Buster Pearson in Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group Lorraine Pearson (born Lorraine Samantha Jean Pearson August 10 1967, Romford, United Kingdom) is a British Stedman Pearson (born Stedman Pearson Jr 29 June 1964, Romford, Essex, England Delroy Pearson (born April 11 1970 in Romford, England) is a British Singer and a member of the pop group The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Romford is a large suburban town in East London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. Essex is a county in the East of England. The County town is Chelmsford, and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Known for their glamorous image, distinctive matching costumes and heavily choreographed dance routines, Five Star achieved a string of Top 40 singles and albums in the UK between 1985 and 1988. In the summer of 1986 they became the youngest act ever to top the UK album chart with their million seller, Silk and Steel. Silk and Steel is the name of a chart-topping album by British pop group Five Star.
The group of five siblings from the Essex town of Romford was put together by their father, Buster Pearson (born in Jamaica and was the former session musician with Wilson Pickett), who also acted as their manager. Essex is a county in the East of England. The County town is Chelmsford, and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common Romford is a large suburban town in East London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. Buster Pearson (born Stedman Pearson on April 5 1941 in Jamaica) is the father and manager of 80's British pop group Five Star. Wilson Pickett ( March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B / Rock and Roll and soul Pearson also set up Tent Records Inc. Tent Records is the Independent record label started by British pop group Five Star and their father/manager Buster Pearson in to release the group's material. Considered by many to be a British version of The Jacksons, Five Star went on to have many UK hits, scoring their biggest success in 1986 with Top 10 singles "System Addict", "Can't Wait Another Minute", "Find The Time" (both produced by Richard James Burgess), and "Rain Or Shine". The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music Family " System Addict " is a 1985 hit single by British pop group Five Star. " Can't Wait Another Minute " is the name of a 1986 hit single by British pop group Five Star, peaking at #7 in the UK in April of that year " Find The Time " is the name of a 1986 hit single by British pop group Five Star, peaking at #7 in the UK in July of that year and becoming the second Richard James Burgess is a studio drummer music-computer programmer recording artist record producer composer published author manager marketer and inventor " Rain Or Shine " is the name of a 1986 hit single by British pop group Five Star, and is their biggest-selling 7-inch record with over 250000 sales Further Top 10 hits "Stay Out Of My Life" (penned by Denise) and "The Slightest Touch" followed in 1987, as well as a BRIT Award for Best British Group. " Stay Out Of My Life " is a 1987 hit single by British pop group Five Star. " The Slightest Touch " is the name of a 1987 hit single by British pop group Five Star, and is the group's third biggest-selling 7-inch record selling The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards 1987 also saw the release of their third album, Between The Lines. Between the Lines is the third album by British pop group Five Star, released in August 1987
Their squeaky clean image made the group as popular with the press as the record buying public, and many tabloids ran stories of the Pearsons' everyday and private affairs, most notably Lorraine's engagement to Eddie Murphy in 1988. Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American The group moved to a huge mansion, Stone Court, in Berkshire, complete with CCTV and alarmed security gates. Stone Court is the name of the Berkshire mansion lived in by UK pop group Five Star between February 1987 and sometime in 1990 Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South This overt attempt by their father at keeping Five Star's business away from public gaze only fuelled further interest and over-embellished stories of 'private nightclubs' and 'Neverland-style fairgrounds' for the siblings' private use. Value In early 2004 news program Entertainment Tonight estimated Neverland Ranch to be valued at approximately $120 million
In 1988, the group felt they had taken the sound that made their name as far as it could go and changed their direction to a more adult-oriented, leather-clad disco/rock/dance sound (led by a 1988 Leon Sylvers III produced single "Another Weekend"). " Another Weekend " is the name of a 1988 hit single by British pop group Five Star, peaking at #18 on the UK singles chart but reaching #1 Despite the moderate success of the album Rock The World, the record sold less well than earlier releases. Rock The World is the fourth album by the British pop group Five Star.
By this point the group's popularity had dramatically declined, and by late 1989 their Greatest Hits collection peaked at a lowly No. Five Star's Greatest Hits is the name of a 1989 compilation album by the British pop group of the same name 53 on the album chart. Also in 1989, the group made an infamous appearance on British TV show Going Live, on which they were verbally abused by a teenage phone-in caller. Going Live! was a Saturday morning magazine show broadcast on BBC1 between 1987 and 1993 Apparently at loggerheads with RCA, Buster Pearson signed the group to Epic Records the following year, and an entirely self penned, self produced album, Five Star, was produced at the family home. RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. Despite heavy promotion, the two singles from it, "Treat Me Like A Lady" and "Hot Love", failed and a planned third single, "What About Me, Baby?", was shelved, with the UK release of the album also abandoned. " Treat Me Like a Lady " is the name of a 1990 single by British pop group Five Star. Seeking fresh opportunities and a new audience the band moved to America in late 1990 amid reports of bankruptcy.
1991 saw the release of the slick, American-sounding Shine album, and in 1994 the more laid back, mature Heart And Soul, which had a distinct RnB direction. The following year, Five Star brought the album to the UK, with considerably less press coverage than previous years. It was around this time the group took their first big break from the music scene. Denise got married and had children and Delroy went into musical production.
In 2001, Five Star's 31st official single release, "Funktafied", reached No. 99 on the US R&B chart. Five Star returned to the UK in 2002, as a trio of Stedman, Denise and Lorraine, to perform on various tours, including the 2002 'Here and Now' nostalgia tour. In 2005, "System Addict" was re-recorded and re-released. A planned re-release of "The Slightest Touch" that same year was cancelled. Plans for all five members to re-group and record new material in a full scale come-back were discussed for 2006/7. Part of these plans included a multi-million pound record deal, national tour and a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary. However, only three members expressed interest and negotiations ground to a halt. After a disastrous gig at UK holiday resort Butlins in October 2006, in which all five members were billed, but on the night three impersonators turned up, Lorraine announced her departure from the line-up, while Stedman and long-lost member Doris forged ahead recording solo material. Butlin's Holiday Camps, presently known by the (non-possessive trademark Butlins, were founded by (later Sir Billy Butlin to provide economical holidays ( North Despite no official statement from the group, it is widely assumed that Five Star have disbanded for good.
The future for the Pearson's seems to be rooted in solo careers for at least three members: Stedman's solo album, as yet untitled, is complete and ready for a release date in the UK. It was showcased to the public, journalists and music industry members in London in February 2007.
Doris is yet to reveal when her completed solo songs will see commercial release. Denise recently revealed she too is currently working on solo material.
Delroy continues to live in LA with his family producing for U. S. music acts. Lorraine has so far not revealed any ambitions to pursue a musically-related career. In March 2007, the group's record label, Sony BMG, released a brand new compilation DVD of all their hit music video's called "Five Star Performance", which reached No. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group Five Star - Performance is the name of a music DVD by 80s pop group Five Star. 25 on the DVD music charts.
2008 is Five Star 25th Anniversary, Stedman and Denise have agreed to start Touring again. March 29th is the first gig with Stedman and backing dancers whilst Denise is at work Songwriting in Sweden. October 2008 Denise will return to join Stedman and the backing dancers on Tour for gigs over October and November 2008.
|1985||Luxury of Life||12||57|
|1986||Silk And Steel||1||80|
|1987||Between The Lines||7||-|
|1988||Rock the World||17||-|
|1993||The Best Of Five Star||-||-|
|1995||Heart And Soul||-||-|
|2003||The Greatest Hits||-||-|
|1984||"Hide and Seek"||113||-||-||Luxury Of Life|
|1984||"Crazy"||144||-||-||Luxury Of Life|
|1985||"All Fall Down "||15||65||16||Luxury Of Life|
|1985||"Let Me Be the One"||18||59||2||Luxury Of Life|
|1985||"Love Take Over"||25||-||9||Luxury Of Life|
|1985||"R.S.V.P."||45||-||-||Luxury Of Life|
|1986||"System Addict"||3||-||-||Luxury Of Life|
|1986||"Can't Wait Another Minute"||7||41||7||Silk & Steel|
|1986||"Find The Time"||7||-||-||Silk & Steel|
|1986||"Rain Or Shine"||2||-||-||Silk & Steel|
|1986||"If I Say Yes"||15||67||13||Silk & Steel|
|1987||"Stay Out Of My Life"||9||-||-||Silk & Steel|
|1987||"The Slightest Touch"||4||-||-||Silk & Steel|
|1987||"Whenever You're Ready"||11||-||39||Between The Lines|
|1987||"Are You Man Enough"||-||-||15||'Silk & Steel|
|1987||"Strong As Steel"||16||-||-||Between The Lines|
|1987||"Somewhere Somebody||23||-||-||Between The Lines|
|1988||"Another Weekend"||18||-||23||Rock The World|
|1988||"Rock My World"||28||-||-||Rock The World|
|1988||"There's A Brand New World"||61||-||-||Rock The World|
|1988||"Someone's In Love"||36||Rock The World|
|1988||"Let Me Be Yours"||51||-||-||Rock The World|
|1989||"With Every Heartbeat"||49||-||-||Greatest Hits|
|1990||"Treat Me Like A Lady"||54||-||Five Star|
|1990||"Hot Love"||68||-||-||Five Star|
|1995||"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"||84||-||-||Heart and Soul|
|1995||"I Give You Give"||83||-||-||Heart And Soul|
|1996||"I Give You Give(remix)"||-||-||-||-|
|1996||"Surely"||-||-||-||Heart And Soul|
|1997||"This Pain" (Matt Goss & Denise Pearson)||-||-||-||One (Co*bra)|
|2005||"System Addict 2005"||180||-||-||-|
|2005||"The Slightest Touch 2005"||unreleased||-||-|