b. Vernon Darrell Burch, 1957, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Vernon Darrell Burch is an R&B/soul singer and guitarist, who hails from Washington D.C.
At the age of 13, he was recruited to the ranks of the Delfonics, with whom he spent two years as a guitarist.
In 1975, he signed to United Artists, where he released his debut album, ‘I’ll Be Your Sunshine’.
i'll be your sunshine - 1975 / when i get back home - 1977 / love-a-thon - 1978 / get up - 1979
Between 1975 and 1982, Vernon released six albums for the United Artists, Columbia, Chocolate City and Spector imprints.
During this era, Vernon released the singles ‘Changes (Messin' with My Mind)’ (in 1975) and ‘Do It to Me’ (in 1981), both of which took him into the R&B Top 20.
steppin' out - 1980 / playing hard to get - 1982
Other singles releases included ‘Brighter Days’ b/w ‘Love-A-Thon’, ‘Steppin' Out’ b/w ‘Fun City’, ‘Love Is’, ‘Never Can Find a Way (Hot Love)’ b/w ‘Dr Do It Good’, ‘Once Again in My Life’, ‘Get Up’ b/w ‘Try A Little Tenderness’, and ‘Fun City’ b/w ‘Stiffin Stuffin Ain't Sho Nuffin’.
I'll Be Your Sunshine (United Artists Records 1975)
When I Get Back Home (Columbia Records 1976)
Love-A-Thon (Chocolate City Records 1978)
Get Up (Chocolate City Records 1979)
Steppin' Out (Chocolate City Records 1980)
Playing Hard To Get (Spector Records 1982)