It takes every kind of people to make the world go round

Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, was an English singer-songwriter, in some circles he was known as the best dressed man in rock and roll. He was also known for his distinctive voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop and blues. Palmer’s career started in 1964 and came to an abrupt end in 2003, he was a keen cigarette smoker.

To make the point we have contrasted – Andy Fraser’s – Every Kind of People from album Double Fun, with Gary Numan’s – I dream of Wires, on Numan produced album Clues.