We all remember him for his voice and his suave appearance, the suits and the urbane image he presented.
But all that Robert Palmer wanted was to make music of all genres that satisfied his ears and that made his audiences dance. In interviews, it came through that he never agreed to becoming a cartoon of himself and that the growing visual emphasis in the music industry in the early 1980 and onward was not why he was releasing albums.
He was in it for the music.
He discovered music as a child in Malta, where there were few toys, and the sounds on the radio captivated him. He fell in love with music. He knew early that music would become his life’s path too.
Can you imagine the music he would be making today, if he were still alive?