*Popular R&B/Hip Hop group Timex Social Club is celebrating 25 years with the release of a new, tell-all book.
After rising to stardom with their first single, “Rumors/Vicious Rumors,” the group won the hearts and ears of fans all over. But within one year, the group fell apart.
A quarter century later, the group’s founding member, Marcus Thompson, is sharing with the world their journey from the group’s quick claim to fame to their tragically swift demise.
Entitled “How Do Rumors Get Started – The True Story of Timex Social Club,” the book covers the instant fame, the rough ride through the music industry, broken friendships, and finally the group’s failure.
The book reveals the truth about the rumors behind the Timex Corporation, two labels, and so much never before exposed.
Check it out on Amazon.com or your local book store.
*Ever remember a song but don’t remember the artist for anything else?
We have gone ahead and linked to our partner site MadameNoire which recently came up with a list of some of memorable one-hit wonders.
Check out the first person on the list:
I recall seeing Sam’s video for “After 12, Before 6″ and thinking to myself, “He’s never going to be famous.” He had a decent voice but there were so many other artists out that he didn’t really stand a chance. Sam was poised to be like the Trey Songz of the 90s but there were so many really talented people out that he pretty much got lost in a shuffle.
*Sony Pictures has preemptively acquired “One Hit Wonders,” a pitch for a musical comedy from “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy that has Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, plus Beyonce and Andy Samberg attached to star, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
Diaz, Paltrow and Witherspoon are to play singers who had a few hit songs in the 1990s but have fallen by the way side since, and then team up to in an attempt to find new glory.
Sources caution that although the actors are attached, no deals are made with them. Whether all the cast makes it in front of the camera will depend on the script and availability.
The plan is for Murphy to direct the movie after he wraps work on the AIDS drama “The Normal Heart.” He will write the script with Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk.