Oh, Baby. Here's a really young John Waite
Long before John Waite was an 80s artist cranking out hit after hit, he was the lead vocalist for The Babys. He had a career full of masterpieces with that band long before "Missing You" or "Change" was a twinkle in his eye-liner.
Top of the list? Check out this video for "Isn't It Time." Waite has since remade the song as a solo artist, but this version still tantalizes music aficionados.
Remember, Tampa Bay fans, Waite is appearing Sept. 15 at Ruth Eckerd Hall with Eddie Money and some guy named Rick Springfield. (Maybe he's got a hit or two we'd recognize.) I'll be there, introducing the bands on stage, sharing a beer with Waite backstage and drinking in all the 80s goodness.
In the meantime, our Stuck in the 80s podcast this week features an interview with John Waite. Click here to listen to the show, or click here to subscribe to all our shows for free on iTunes. (Click here to read some highlights from the interview.)
And as always, feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you thought of the show.