Full name: Richard Page
Date of birth: May 16th, 1953
Place of birth: Keokuk, Iowa (USA)
Hair color: blond
Eye color: blue
Married to: Linda
Children: one stepson: Tai (°1972), one son: James (J.D.)
two daughters: Alisha (°1984), Aja (°1986)
Grandchildren: one granddaughter: Maleea (°1993 - daughter of
Parents: father: Robert Page (choir director - music teacher)
mother: Joyce Horton (°1924 - +1996: organist - music teacher)
Brothers/Sisters: one sister: Sue Ellen (°1950 - music teacher)
three brothers: Bill (°1950 - constructor), Rob (°1952 -
musician for commercials), Dave (°1958 - working for
Leisure activities: tennis, biking, surfing, other sports
Favorite car: BMW
Richard Page was born in Keokuk, Iowa on May 16th,
1953 and began vocal training and playing piano at the age of six. Around the same time his family moved to Montgomery, Alabama.
Together with his sister and three brothers he formed the alto, tenor and bass section of his father's church choir. His father
is a retired voice teacher and choir director, and his late mother was the associate director of a Phoenix's renowned boys
As a kid Richard used to listen to Cream, The Beatles
and Jimi Hendrix. He wrote songs with his cousin John Lang, which they played on the piano in his father's church.
Later on the family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona
where Richard met Steve George. Richard was soon busy mastering the guitar as well as the keyboards. When he was twenty he
joined Steve George's band Andy Hardy and later formed a band called Joyce, first playing drums, later doing the lead guitar.
Due to lack of success Richard decided to return to L.A in 1975, where he rejoined with Steve George. They performed in L.A.
clubs together and eventually moved to Las Vegas. Richard decided to take up studying again when performing became too exhaustive
and took composition and theater in a school for performing arts in San Diego, where he wrote and scored a three-act ballet.
That only lasted about a year.
When he was twenty-three he rented
a tiny apartment in Studio City, and played in various bands (even a country and western group!). Later on Richard and Steve
George got together again and recorded a demo tape of original music. They eventually landed a deal with Epic Records and
in 1977 they formed Pages. Pages released three albums and disbanded in 1981. They couldn’t really get much commercial
success because their sound didn’t fit anywhere when disco and heavy corporate rock were in. Richard and Steve George
stayed together and collaborated on songwriting and backing vocals for a wide range of artists such as Molly Hatchet, Donna
Summer, Quincy Jones, Amy Grant, Mötley Crüe, Barry Manilow, Twisted Sister, Kenny Loggins, REO Speedwagon, Chicago, Sheena
Easton, James Ingram, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Carole Bayer Sager, Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne and
even sung Village People tunes together with Tom Kelly and Chicago's Bill Champlin. Richard also did a Budweiser commercial.
In the beginning of 1982 Richard and Steve George
formed a new band, Mr. Mister. Again, they recorded three albums and broke up toward the end of the 1980’s/
In 1992 Richard recorded an album with renowned
producer Patrick Leonard under the name 3rd Matinee. Despite its artistic quality, the album didn't sell well, so Richard
and Patrick Leonard parted ways and returned to their separate pursuits.
In 1995 Richard agreed to write some songs for
the new George Benson album. Blue Thumb Records’s representative liked Richard's songs so much he offered him a deal
for a solo album, which led to the release of Shelter Me toward the end of 1996.
Although he has no plans for a second solo album,
Richard is enjoying his life in Malibu, California. He most recently contributed to the Disney albums Music From The Park
and Winnie the Pooh: The Grand Adventure with Kathy Lee Gifford.