Who Am I?: Answer
Y’all, this is the most glamorous Glamourshot promo photo I’ve ever seen. Not only does it have more potential for joke-crackin’ than almost any other dead-serious picture I’ve ever posted, but figuring out who this is will not be easy. The hint is that one member went solo and only four of the men pictured here are orginal members.
UPDATE: See, this is exactly the kind of Who Am I that I hate doing, because y’all don’t know how to act. How is jazzfan360 gonna say “Well, that second from the left is CLEARLY Mr Gaines from A Different World. Who let his old ass outta The Pit?”? How is bklyn6 gonna say “All that picture is missing is Al Reynolds and Jonathan Plummer.”? And after all of this joke crackin’ back and forth not one of you took the time to mention the way dude on the far left is caressing Mr Gaines’ fur collar, nor the suspicious gender profile of the dude in the center.
Ever the focused one, Kim from The Punkin Patch nailed it with the first guess. This is The Deele, the ’80s group that used to also include Babyface and L.A. Reid. They are still recording (look them up on MySpace if you’re curious), and in spite of how throwback they look in this photo, don’t let it be said that they’re stuck in the eighties. This video for 1988’s “Two Occasions,” now THIS is eighties.