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Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Born: October 16, 1958    

Rodney Franklin was something of a child prodigy while growing up in his hometown of Berkeley, Ca. taking piano lessons at the age of 6 at the Washington Elementary School. Upon graduation he worked extensively with John Handy in San Francisco and subsequently toured with Bill Summers, Freddie Hubbard and Marlena Shaw.

In 1978 he signed with Columbia Records and recorded his debut album for the label, “In The Center,” a jazz-fusion workout. His second album, “You'll Never Know,” aided by the hit single, “The Groove” which sparked a popular dance craze (dancers had to “freeze” in time with the track's breaks), Rodney hit the Top 10 of the singles charts and saw “You'll Never Know” rise in the album listings....
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    Love Dancin'

    Novus
    1992
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    The Groove / Birdland

    Novus
    1990
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    Gotta Give It Up

    Novus
    1989
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    Diamond Inside Of You

    Novus
    1988
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    The Eagle And The Condor / My Wish

    Novus
    1986
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    Skydance

    Novus
    1985
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    Marathon

    Novus
    1984
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Featured recording “You'll Never Know”

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You'll Never Know

Columbia Records (1980)

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