Formed 1969 in New York, U.S.A.
Renee Diggs (b. 23rd July 1954, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, U.S.A., d. 18th March 2005, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, U.S.A.)
Ernesto McKenzie Phillips (b. Ernesto McKenzie Phillips, b. 13th July 1953, Crownsville, U.S.A. d. 25th March 2004, Baltimore Highlands, Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S.A.)
Originally they called themselves Licyndiana (made up from the first few letters of each of the group's sister's Christian names!), but soon changed it because no one could understand or pronounce it.
After building a reputation on the club scene, they were signed by Casablanca (after three previous outings) in 1982 for 'All Night Long', including 'Bring Your Sweet Lovin' Back' and 'Get Your Body Up'.
Their follow-up was 'It's So Delicious' for the Boardwalk label in 1983.
From here they switched to Elektra where they have scored chart success in America without making a major impression in the UK.
Their Elektra albums have been 'It's All Yours' (1984), 'Restless' (1985), including 'Objects Of My Desire' and 'Emotions', 'Sensational' (1987) and 'Have You Got What It Takes' (1990).
Ernesto Phillips sadly passed away in 2004 as the result of a stroke.
Renee Diggs passed away in 2005 from complications of underlining of the heart.
She recorded a solo release back in 1994, that finally saw the light of day in 2000 on the U.K. based Expansion label.
Starpoint (Chocolate City Records 1980)
Keep on It (Chocolate City Records 1981)
Wanting You (Chocolate City Records 1981)
All Night Long (Casablanca Records 1982)
It's So Delicious (Elektra Records 1983)
It's All Yours (Elektra Records 1984)
Restless (Elektra Records 1985)
Sensational (Elektra Records 1987)
Hot to the Touch (Asylum Records 1988)
Have You Got What It Takes (Elektra Records 1991)