John Charles Waite (born 4 July 1952)is an English musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, 1984’s “Missing You”, was a No. 1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart.
Waite first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British rock band which had moderate chart success, including two pop hits that both coincidentally peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Isn’t It Time” (1977) and “Everytime I Think of You” (1979),and a solid following of their concert tours. Over the course of five years, the band produced five albums ending with the final album On the Edge in October 1980, after which the group disbanded.