Black Music Month: Terence Trent D’Arby

June is Black Music Month.


People seem to have forgotten about Terence Trent D’Arby (or Sananda Francesco Maitreya as he is now known).


He burst out of nowhere in 1987 with his smash hit debut album, Introducing The Hardline, which I picked up on vinyl recently in a charity shop.

The album was a huge success and spawned four hit singles in the UK. At the time critics thought he could be the new Prince.

However, his second album flopped, but he came back in 1993 with Symphony or Damn.


His last proper hit album was 1995’s Vibrator but he never matched the success of his first album.

Here’s a quick look back at his career.


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