Rick James is Born

Rick James (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.

James was a popular R&B and funk singer in the late 1970s and 1980s, scoring four #1 hits on the U.S. R&B charts. Among his best-known songs are "Super Freak" and "You and I". In addition to his music, he gained notoriety for his wild lifestyle: later in life, James's drug abuse led to widely publicized legal problems.

"You and I" was the name of a hit song for R&B/Funk musician Rick James. It was released from his debut album, Come Get It!. It spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B charts and reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. "You and I" also peaked at number three on the disco chart.