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The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s with their heavily-charged dance anthems and their sentimental and ethereal love songs.

Comprising brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, the band was known for such compositions as "Oops Up Side Your Head (1979), "Outstanding" (1982) and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (1982).

They retired in 2010; Robert Wilson died in August 2010 and Ronnie Wilson died in November 2021, leaving Charlie Wilson the only living member of the band.

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Members

  • Charlie Wilson (born 1953) – Lead vocals, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, organ, drums, percussion
  • Ronnie Wilson (1948–2021) – Vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, synthesizer, percussion, songwriter
  • Robert Wilson (1956–2010) – Bass, guitar, percussion, vocals<ref>Template:Cite news</ref>

Support musicians

  • Lonnie Simmons – Guitar, percussion
  • Rudy Taylor – Keyboard, programming, back vocal
  • Raymond Calhoun – Percussion, drums, vocals
  • Rastine Calhoun - Saxes
  • Val Young – Vocals
  • Penny Ford - Vocals
  • Billy Young - Keyboard
  • Cavin Yarbrough – Keyboard
  • Robert "Goodie" Whitfield – Piano, synthesizer, saxophone
  • James Gadson – Drums
  • James "Jimi" Macon – Guitar (1977–1986)
  • Chris Clayton – Saxophone, vocals (1974–1983)
  • Alvin Jones – Trombone (1974)
  • Tommy Lokey – Trumpet (1974–1983)
  • Carl Scoggins – Congas, percussion (1974)
  • Roscoe Smith – Drums (1974)
  • O'Dell Stokes – Guitar (1974)
  • Lawrence "Lukii" Scott – Guitar (1974)
  • Tim Fenderson (Rabbit) – Bass
  • LaSalle Gabriel – Guitar (1994–1997)
  • Malvin "Dino" Vice – Trumpet, vocals, horn and string arrangements
  • Oliver Scott – Piano, synthesizer, trombone, vocals
  • Ray Hayes – Drums
  • Fred "Locksmith" Jenkins – Guitar
  • Glenn Nightingale – Guitar
  • Earl Roberson - Horns, saxophone
  • Jimmy Hamilton – Piano, synthesizer
  • Maurice Hayes – Guitar
  • Ira Ward – Drums, Bass, guitar, piano
  • Greg C Jackson — Piano, synthesizer, vocal rhythm arrangements and sequencing

Composers

  • Charlie Wilson
  • Ronnie Wilson
  • Robert Wilson
  • Lonnie Simmons
  • Oliver Scott
  • Jonah Ellis
  • Malvin "Dino" Vice
  • Raymond Calhoun
  • Rudy Taylor
  • Greg C Jackson

Discography




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