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    Disco-funk-R&B group
    Formed in Los Angeles in 1973
    1976 line-up:
    Rose Norwalt - lead vocals
    Kenny Copeland - trumpet, lead vocals
    Kenji Brown - guitar, lead vocals
    Henry Garner - drums
    Michael Nash - keyboards
    Lequeint 'Duke' Jobe - bass
    Freddie Dunn - trumpet
    Michael Moore - saxophone
    Terral 'Terry' Santiel - congas
    Recorded 'Car Wash,' 'I Wanna Get Next to You,' 'I'm Going Down,' 'Do Your Dance,' 'Ooh Boy,' 'Wishing on a Star,' 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore,' 'I'm in Love (And I Love the Feeling)' and 'Is It Love You're After'
    They were formerly called Total Concept Unlimited, then Magic Wand before settling on Rose Royce (taken from front singer Rose Norwal).
    The car company Rolls Royce threatened legal action over copyright infringement.
    They haven't had a Top 10 song on any chart since 1981.
    They updated their most famous song in 1998 and released it as, what else, 'Car Wash '98.'
    They've been through numerous line-up changes.
    The 'Car Wash' hand clap intro has been sampled countless times by the rap community.
    They were signed by Motown great Norman Whitfield.
    They got their start as Edwin Starr's backup band.
    'Car Wash' hit #1 on both the Billboard Singles and R&B charts.
    The single became certified platinum and sold over 2 million units.
    They've had seven Top 10 R&B hits.
    Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott recorded 'Car Wash' for the 2004 animated film 'Shark Tale.'
    Other artists who've recorded their songs include Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Joe Cocker, Beyonce and Jay-Z.
    They have a huge fan base in England.

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