It was Spring 1985 when John Parr received a call from one of the world’s most successful record producers, David Foster. He requested Parr to record a song for the film ‘St Elmo’s Fire’. Parr and Foster wrote a song in honour of wheelchair athlete and activist Rick Hansen, the song was called ‘St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)’ which also became the theme for the film St. Elmo’s Fire. The song became a huge Number One hit for Parr on the Billboard Charts in Sept ’85, and garnered many awards, including a Grammy Award nomination.
John Parr has sold in excess of 10 Million albums and has toured with a number of acts on the road during his illustrious career including Foreigner, Toto, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Heart, Foreigner, Richard Marx and Journey to name just a few….
John had several movie hits in the 80’s, including ‘The Minute I Saw You’ from Three Men and a Baby soundtrack (1987), the power ballad ‘Restless Heart’ from The Running Man soundtrack (1987), and the Billboard No.1 hit ‘St Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)’ from St Elmo’s Fire (1985).
John is currently working on a brand new studio album due for release in 2020.