Robert Allen Palmer was an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He was known for his powerful, distinctive, gritty, soulful voice and sartorial elegance and for combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. Robert Allen Palmer (19 January – 26 September ) was an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He was known for his powerful. Known for his GQ sense of style, Palmer was named best-dressed male artist by Rolling Stone in The "Addicted to Love" video, with its. The singer, whose real name was Alan Palmer, was born in Bentley, Hampshire, to a British naval officer. He was a member of several British rock. According to his obituary in The Independent, Robert Palmer () was a singer 'best known for his sharp suits and for creating an iconic. The career of blue-eyed soul singer Robert Palmer was a study in style versus substance. While the performer's earliest work won praise for its skillful. - Any and all on Robert. See more ideas about robert palmer, robert, palmer. Robert Palmer was a British rock singer and songwriter who was known for his stylishness and whose solo career included many hit singles. Profile: British pop-rock vocalist, songwriter and musician. Born in Batley, Yorkshire, England on 19 January, Died in Paris, France, from a heart attack. Robert Palmer is the James Bond of British soul, a suave and deadly ladies' man with the finest taste. Always on the prowl, he stalks the suggestive '70s.