Singer. Born in Philadelphia, she was a popular six-foot, one-inch tall soul and jazz vocalist beauty. She made her way to New York in her early twenties, dreaming of a career in the entertainment industry and by 1974, formed her own band, Phyllis Hyman and the PH Factor. Signed to the Arista label in 1977, she released the self titled album "Phyllis Hyman" which produced the hit single "Somewhere in My Lifetime". Her further hits included "The Answer is You", "Meet Me On The Moon", "Living All Alone" and "Don't Want To Change The World". In 1986, she signed with a Philadelphia International label, recorded albums "Living All Alone" (1986), "Prime of My Life" (1991) and appeared in Spike Lee film "School Daze" (1988). Into the early 1990s, she was performing in live shows at large urban theaters such as Harlem's Apollo, Oakland's Paramount and Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith