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Back in the '80s, 'Don't Stop The Music' was our generation's mantra

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February

What makes a friendship to into romance? Sometimes it's music and so the story goes for Yarbrough & Peoples who would never say Don't Stop The Music.

Carl Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples first met each other at their childhood piano lessons and that connection formed a friendship that led to the formation of Yarbrough & Peoples in the '70s. With the help of The Gap Band, Y&P was signed to their label and in 1981 their debut single, Don't Stop The Music, was released and the song became a No. 1 R&B smash and made it to No. 19 on the pop charts.

The low-budget video for Don't Stop The Music is all performance video with an odd appearance by puppets during the electronic voice portion of the song. Y&P would hit the R&B charts several more times in the '80s before deciding in 1987 they would get married and move back to their hometown of Dallas and live a more calm life. They continue to perform and release music as Gospel artists.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:54am]

    

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