Joe Esposito (singer)

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Joe Esposito
Born (1948-05-05) May 5, 1948 (age 71)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
GenresSoft rock, ballads
Years active1977–present
Associated actsDonna Summer

Joe "Bean" Esposito (born May 5, 1948) is a Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter whose career spans from the 1970s to the present day. Esposito's songs have been recorded by Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Labelle, Stephen Stills and others.


Esposito was a member of the band Brooklyn Dreams, best known for their collaboration with Donna Summer on "Heaven Knows" and "Bad Girls." Giorgio Moroder asked Esposito to collaborate on his 1982 "Solitary Man" project, which became Esposito's first solo album.

In the 1980s, he is best known for his performances of the hit songs "Lady, Lady, Lady" from the "Solitary Man" album and 1983 film Flashdance.

"You're the Best" is from the 1984 film The Karate Kid.

Esposito also supplied vocals on Brenda Russell's 1988 "Piano in the Dark," as well as a duet with Laura Branigan on "Come Into My Life" from the Coming to America soundtrack (1988).

Esposito is the father of Mike Esposito, who pitched in 2005 for Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies.[1] He is also the father of Joey Esposito and Nicole Esposito. He is married to Lynda Esposito.

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Esposito lives in Las Vegas where he performs as a vocalist at various casino hotels. During the early 1990s he and Eddy Hokenson (of Brooklyn Dreams) toured with Kenny Vance and the Planotones, a vocal group created for the movie, American Hot Wax. In May 2013, Esposito became the lead singer for The Brooklyn Bridge band, formerly known as Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge. (CITATION?)

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  1. ^ "Sun Devil Athletics". 1981-09-27. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-16.

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