Sounds of the Time: Gino Vannelli tells the story of "I Just Wanna Stop"

During the late 70s and early 80s, Gino Vannelli was an artist who won over millions of fans around the world for his smooth blend of pop and R&B. And none of them was bigger than his across the board smash, "I Just Wanna Stop," one of the truly memorable songs of 1978. It began a decade of acclaim, but also of pressure for him to churn out hits -- a pressure that led him to take a dozen years off from recording to further pursue his artistry.

Decades TV Network has recently issued a number of short videos, with classic rock and R&B artists telling the stories behind some of their biggest hits. And one of these stories is from Gino Vannelliwho tells the backstory for the smash hit "I Just Wanna Stop," and both the positive and negative impact it had on his career. Check out the video below.

During the late 70s and early 80s, Gino Vannelli was an artist who won over millions of fans around the world for his smooth blend of pop and R&B. And none of them was bigger than his across the board smash, "I Just Wanna Stop," one of the truly memorable songs of 1978. It began a decade of acclaim, but also of pressure for him to churn out hits -- a pressure that led him to take a dozen years off from recording to further pursue his artistry.

Decades TV Network has recently issued a number of short videos, with classic rock and R&B artists telling the stories behind some of their biggest hits. And one of these stories is from Gino Vannelliwho tells the backstory for the smash hit "I Just Wanna Stop," and both the positive and negative impact it had on his career. Check out the video below.

 

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