Midnight Star was a synth-funk group that had a string of R&B hits in the '80s.
The group was formed in 1976 at Kentucky State University by the Calloway brothers (trumpeter Reginald, and trombone player Vincent), with vocalist Belinda Lipscomb. Signing to RCA Records, they released their first album, The Beginning in 1980, with a host of studio musicians. In 1981, their second album, Standing Together, reached position #54 on the Top R&B charts. In 1982, they moved to SOLAR Records, and released a third album, Victory. By this time, they had a real band behind them (guitarist Melvin Gentry, bassist Kenneth Gant, drummer Bobby Lovelace, multi-instrumentalist Bill Simmons and keyboard player Bo Watson).