Paul Hyde June 1, 2019

Paul Hyde June 1, 2019

Paul Hyde was born in Yorkshire, England and emigrated to Langford on Vancouver Island sometime in the 1970s. There he met Bob Rock and they formed the new-wave/punk rock group called Payola$. Payola$ had a hit with their first single 'China Boys', and were picked up by A & M records. Payola$ released 4 albums and one EP, winning 4 Junos and countless other awards, their most famous song being 'Eyes of a Stranger', which also appeared on the soundtrack of Valley Girl (1983). A greatest hits album was released before they decided to change the name to 'Rock & Hyde' - the names of the two core members. They released one album under that name before going their seperate ways - Bob Rock becoming a mega-producer. Hyde went solo after that, and also expanded out to some other areas, including art, and appearing on an episode of _"E.N.G." (1989)_. He wrote a song for the movie American Boyfriends (1989), and had released 4 solo albums as of 2004.
Additional trivia:
Russell Crowe recorded one of Hyde's songs on his first solo album. [June 2005]
Alan Doyle, Ronnie Wood, and others have also recorded Hydes songs
He is the father of beat-boxer Emotionz (David Nelson) and singer-songwriter twins Dani and Lizzy Nelson.* Source

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