By the late 1970s, Palmer’s smooth, sophisticated and brilliantly-produced blue-eyed soul-rock was becoming more and more established.
The suave British musician's 1983 project added a new, contemporary funk edge to his musical palette.
Seventeen years after he was first on record, the British artist became the new sensation of the MTV generation.
Pizzarelli played with artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and Charles Mingus.
With his debut LP My Aim Is True still on the American album chart, Elvis Costello's 'This Year's Model' joined it there on 15 April 1978.
There was new life in 1992 for Palmer's signature song, written by former Free member Andy Fraser and first heard on 1978's Double Fun.
The 1978 album that included 'Every Kinda People' had another A-list of Palmer collaborators.
The British vocalist has enjoyed huge solo success in a remarkable career with connections to The Beatles, the Small Faces, Robert Palmer and others.
The band's sixth studio album included the mighty 'Wishing Well' and was a strange but memorable post script to their time together.
Todd's original 'Can We Still Be Friends' came out in 1978, and Palmer, charting at the time with his 'Double Fun' album, was listening.
In November 1975, a 26-year old with an increasingly sophisticated taste for blue-eyed soul unveiled his second solo album.
In 1976, Palmer's third album 'Some People Can Do What They Like' became his most successful to date.
Introduced by the single ‘Johnny and Mary,' Palmer's sixth solo album had a rockier, more new wave feel than what had gone before.
Our appreciation of the career of a unique British music innovator and stylist who has never been replaced.
To celebrate Yorkshire Day, uDiscover is going one louder than the usual Top 10 and raising a glass to the Top 11 Yorkshire musicians that made a global impact.