Kennedy William Gordy,
aka Rockwell, was the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy,
who named him after John F. Kennedy and William "Smokey"
Robinson. As an R&B pop artist, Rockwell landed
his own record deal, and it was they who recommended the
stage name of Rockwell (because of the allusion).
Being a member of the Gordy family,
Rockwell had the opportunity to rub shoulders with many
famous artists, including the Jackson family. He
was childhood friends with Michael Jackson, and it was
Michael and Jermaine who assisted Rockwell on vocals for
his most famous hit, the song "Somebody's Watching Me",
which became a hit song in the US and the UK. The
only other top 40 hit for Rockwell was the song "Obscene
Phone Caller". Both songs were released on 1984's Somebody's Watching
released a few more albums in the 1980's, he was never
able to reach the popularity of his debut release.
It is worth mentioning that Rockwell did contribute a
couple of songs to The Last Dragon movie
soundtrack. The Rockwell Discography is as
follows:1984: Somebody's Watching Me
1986: The Genie
Somebody's . . .
SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME:
[starts] I'm just an average guy with an
average life, I work from nine to five, hey hell
I pay the price [etc]
[chorus] I always feel that somebody's watchin'
me, And I have no privacy,
I always feel that somebody's watchin' me, Is it
just a dream? [etc]