Robert Palmer is one of the greatest artists in the history of music. At first listen, his songs came across as extreme confidence from the male perspective, but there was always an underlying current of sadness in each one. That really spoke to me. "Johnny and Mary" is one of my favorites to listen to while driving around the city in the rain.
Every now and then I hope that there will be a new Robert Palmer album, but then I remember that he passed away in 2003. It took his death to make me really appreciate his entire body of work instead of the few songs that I knew from MTV. My musical taste is all the better for it.