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Odyssey were formed in New York City, and comprised of:

Lillian Lopez (b. Lillian Lopez-Collazo-Jackson, 16th November 1935, Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., d. 4th September 2012, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.)

Louise Lopez (b. 22nd February 1943, Virgin Islands)

Carmen Lopez (b. Virgin Islands)

Tony Reynolds (b. Manilla, Phillipines)


Bill McEachern

Odyssey were best remembered for their 1977 hit 'Native New Yorker', which reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 5 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

The song was originally recorded by Frankie Valli some six months earlier that year.

The sisters hailed from the Virgin Islands and were raised in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Odyssey were, initially, formed as the Lopez Sisters (Carmen, Lillian, and Louise) in 1968.

Due to initial lack of success, Carmen chose to leave the group, concentrating on her marriage and family.

They later added the male singers, Tony Reynolds and Bill McEachern to their line-up.


Odyssey later charted with the songs 'Inside Out' (with the help of the group Slave), ' Use It Up, Wear It Out', 'Don't Tell Me, Tell Her', 'Easy Come, Easy Go', 'Going Back To My Roots' and 'If You're Looking for A Way Out'.

'Use It Up and Wear It Out', reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for two weeks in 1980.

When the group departed the RCA imprint (after a 5 year stint at the label), their line-up featured Lillian, Al Jackson and Steven Collazo.

Currently, Odyssey comprises of Steven Collazo (Lillian Lopez's son) and the vocalist twins Annis and Anne Peters.

Lillian Lopez and Al Jackson married in 2000, and retired from the music industry in 2003.

Lillian passed away in September 2012. She was 76.

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Odyssey (RCA Records 1977)

Hollywood Party Tonight (RCA Records 1978)

Hang Together (RCA Records 1980)

I Got The Melody (RCA Records 1981)

Happy Together (RCA Records 1982)

A Piping fourney (Mannick Music Records 1987)

Joy (Hot Records 1995)

Reunion [live] (Knitting Records 1998)

Legacy (Ism Recordings 2011)

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