Lenny Williams and Tower of Power
Lenny Williams is a singer, songwriter, and producer who rose to fame in the 1970s. He is best known for his work with the band Tower of Power, which he joined in 1972. Williams was the lead vocalist for the group until 1977, when he left to pursue a solo career.
Tower of Power’s Music
Tower of Power was an American funk and soul band that formed in Oakland, California in 1968. The group was known for its horn-driven sound and their hit singles “What Is Hip?” and “You’re Still a Young Man”. During Lenny Williams’ time with the band, they released several albums including Back to Oakland (1974), Urban Renewal (1975), In the Slot (1975), and Ain’t Nothin’ Stoppin’ Us Now (1976).
Lenny Williams’ Solo Career
After leaving Tower of Power, Lenny Williams embarked on a successful solo career. His debut album, Spark of Love (1978), featured the hit single “Cause I Love You”, which reached number one on the R&B charts. He went on to release several more albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including Choosing You (1982) and It Must Be Love (1995).