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Why didn't Melvin James stay? Alas, that's why we wrote about him here

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November

There are many '80s artists that still stay current in the news, but alas most are forgotten. Where did they go? As for Melvin James, we ask him to come in, come out of the rain and ponder Why Won't You Stay?

When I stumbled upon the most excellent  Why Won't You Stay, all it took was hearing the chorus intro of "come In, come out of the rain" to remember  it instantly even though I probably haven't heard the song in over 25 years. Why Won't You Stay reached No. 17 on the Mainstream Rock Charts in 1987 and the video is your typical AOR performance with appearances by the mandatory pouty video vixen . News on James after 1987 is hard to find as after being released from MCA, James started a band called Planet Melvin that is based in Minnesota.  

 

 

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