Timex Social Club: Rumors
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Timex Social Club: Rumors

Originally known as the Timex Crew, members included Marcus Thompson (founder), Gregory “Greg B” Thomas, Michael Marshall, Craig Samuel, and Darrien Cleage. By 1986, Samuel, Cleage, and Thomas had departed, Alex Hill and Kevin Moore were added, and the name Timex Social Club was adopted.

Timex Social Club fused funk and urban R&B.

In 1986, the group released the Vicious Rumors album on Danya/Fantasy Records (A&M in Canada; Mercury in Germany). It’s one major hit, “Rumors”, written by Thompson, Hill, and Marshall, peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #13 in the UK, and No. 1 on the Billboard R&B, Hot Dance Club Play, and Hot Dance/Disco-12 inch Singles-Sales charts. The two follow-up singles, “Thinkin’ About Ya” and “Mixed-Up World”, reached the R&B Top 20.

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