Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer
1949 - 2003

Robert Palmer  English Songwriter


Who is he dating right now?

Rest in peace.


Robert Palmer was previously married to Susan Thatcher (1979 - 1999) and Shelly Putman (1972 - 1978).

Robert Palmer was engaged to Geraldine Edwards (2003).

Robert Palmer was in relationships with Mary Ambrose (2000 - 2003) and Penny Lane.


English Songwriter Robert Palmer was born Robert Allen Palmer on 19th January, 1949 in Batley, Yorkshire, England, UK and passed away on 26th Sep 2003 Paris, France aged 54. He is most remembered for The song Addicted to Love, lead singer of The Alan Bown Set. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Robert Palmer is a member of the following lists: Grammy Award winners, English pop singers and English male singers.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating2 3 years 1 year, 6 months -
Engaged1 4 years, 8 months - -
Married2 20 years 13 years, 6 months -
Total5 20 years 6 years, 11 months 3 years


First Name Robert
Middle Name Allen
Last Name Palmer
Full Name at Birth Robert Allen Palmer
Age 54 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th January, 1949
Birthplace Batley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 26th September, 2003
Place of Death Paris, France
Cause of Death Heart attack
Buried Cimitero Comunale della Città di Lugano, Lugano, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
High School Scarborough Boys' High School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire (1960)
Occupation Text Singer, Musician
Occupation Songwriter
Claim to Fame The song Addicted to Love, lead singer of The Alan Bown Set
Music Genre (Text) Rock, pop, blue-eyed soul, hard rock, blues rock
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1964–2003
Music Style Contemporary Pop/Rock, Soul, Disco, Adult Contemporary, Blue-Eyed Soul, R&B, Dance-Rock, Soft Rock, Album Rock
Music Mood Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Passionate, Sexy, Bright, Summery, Confident, Yearning, Lively, Slick, Sophisticated, Detached, Sensual, Rousing, Playful, Boisterous, Smooth, Rollicking, Sentimental, Freewheeling, Fun
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, drums
Record Label Island, EMI
Associated Acts The Power Station, Vinegar Joe, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Duran Duran, Chic, Lowell George
Father Leslie Palmer (naval intelligence officer)
Mother Anna Palmer
Brother Mark Palmer
Family Member Anthony Palmer (son), Anna Palmer (daughter), Martin Palmer (son), James Palmer (son), Jane Palmer (daughter)

Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, sartorial elegance and for combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, and blues.

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Partner Comparison

Robert Palmer54 CapricornSongwriter
Mary Ambrose44 GeminiPersonality
Geraldine Edwards63 GeminiBusiness
Susan Thatcher-Personality
Shelly Putman-Personality
Penny Lane63 GeminiOther


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JimMaleSusan Thatcher
JaneFemaleSusan Thatcher
AnthonyMaleShelly Putman
AnnaFemaleShelly Putman
MartinMaleShelly Putman


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Posted commentsView all comments (20)

TajiOct 9, 2013

The intel laid down here is owned by Geraldine Edwards, from her bithday to her dating backgound. Penny Lane was a fictional character from Almost Famous based on Geraldine Edwards, who was a well known groupie from the '70's and a friend of Cameron Crowe when they were in their teens. Penny Lane was named in homage of the Beatles '67 hit.

JimOct 7, 2013

You've listed Penny Lane as someone who dated Robert Palmer. I don't want to sound critical, but Penny Lane is a fictional character featured in Almost Famous. Cameron Crowe named the character Penny Lane as a tribute to the Beatles. However, Geraldine Edwards, who was Robert Palmer's fiancee at the time of his death, was the main inspiration for Penny Lane. Part of the character was also based on Bebe Buell. I can see how the confusion arose here, but it is clear that the data you have listed for Penny Lane belongs to Geraldine Edwards. Geraldine Edwards is 56 years old, was born on 6/13/57, and the musicians listed as dating Penny Lane correlate with Geraldine Edwards dating history. Insomuch as Geraldine Edwards is Penny Lane, so to speak, and the stats listed for Penny Lane belong to Geraldine Edwards, the data should probably be moved to her page. I had the pleasure of meeting Geraldine Edwards and her husband, Anthony Flemming-Mueller, and they are terrific people.

NalaDec 18, 2011

I remember seeing Robert Palmer and his fiancee, Geraldine Edwards, at Le Torque in Paris, France, while my husband and myself were vacationing there. Seeing Robert Palmer in person was worth the trip to Paris, he was gorgeous. His fiancee was not too bad looking either. I still have the autograph that he gave me. May he R.I.P.

RomanoJun 15, 2011

Robert Palmer was dating Geraldine Edwards before he died. She was mentioned in interviews and there is a picture of her and Robert walking together in July of 2003 at an awards ceremony.

Roadwarrior222Jun 3, 2011

Robert Palmer was married twice, once in 1972 to Shelly Putnam who divoreced him in 1978. They had three children. In 1979, Robert Palmer married Susan Eileen Thatcher. They were divorced in 1999. They had two children together. Robert Palmer never remarried although he proposed to his girlfriend Geraldine Edwards in 2003. His children's names are Jane, James, Anna, Anthony and Martin. Palmer had no other children after 1981.

MeApr 30, 2011

Robert was only married once despite conflicting information. He married Susan in 1970. They divorced amicably in the early 90s

lacebraFeb 1, 2011

Can someone PLEASE tell me who Robert's first wife's name was and how many children? we fans are confused!

lacebraJan 15, 2011

Sounds like Robert didn't really care that much about any woman!

lacebraJan 15, 2011

I love Robert Palmer's music and I think he was gorgeous!

Daisy WynnJan 14, 2011

Robert Palmer was seriously involved with Geraldine Edwards before he died. She was also the woman Almost Famous was written about, and Robert Palmer gave an inteview to Access Hollywood in 2003, shortly before his death, announcing Geraldine as his girlfriend. Thank you.

Thomas MaekstraJan 7, 2011

Robert Palmer`s girlfriend at the time of his death was Geraldine Edwards. The two had been together since Robert Palmer`s divorce from Susan Palmer in 1999. Robert and Geraldine were planning on relocating to Los Angeles in 2003, prior to Robert Palmer`s death. May he RIP.

Ron CalcraftJan 4, 2011

Robert Palmer`s girlfriend was Geraldine Edwards aka Penny Lane in Almost Famous at the time of his death. They were serious about each other since Robert`s 1999 divorce from Susan Palmer.

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