Starpoint – Object Of My Desire – 1985

The Top 30 single “Object of My Desire.” Co-written by band members Kayode Adeyemo and Ernesto Phillips (along with noted R&B musician/producer Keith Diamond), the tune also became Starpoint’s first of several R&B top-ten hits. The follow-up single “What You’ve Been Missin'” followed “Object…” into the R&B top ten. The title track “Restless” was also released as a single and did decently on both the pop and R&B charts.

Ernesto Phillips’ death
On March 25, 2004, Ernesto Phillips died as the result of a stroke.

Renée Diggs’ death
Just a week shy of the one-year anniversary of the death of her longtime companion Phillips, Renée Diggs also died (March 18, 2005) at the age of 50, due to a heart condition. Her album Oasis was finally released in the U.S