Formed in New York City, vocalists Lillian, Louise and Carmen Lopez were originally
known as the Lopez Sisters. Their parents came from the Virgin Islands, but they were born
and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. Carmen left the group in 1968 and was replaced
by Tony Reynolds (b. Manila), who, after the group's first album, was replaced by Bill
McEachern. Odyssey's 1977 release, 'Native New Yorker', reached the US Top 20, but the
song proved more popular in the UK where it
peaked at number 5. It was not until 1980 that Odyssey appeared again in the UK chart with
the first of several UK hits. 'Use It Up And Wear It Out' topped the chart in June of that
year, while the beautiful, soulful ballad 'If You're Looking For A Way Out' gave them
their third Top 10 hit. Two more effortless pop/soul offerings, 'Going Back To My Roots'
(1981) and 'Inside Out' (1982), reached the Top 5. However, the lack of sustained success
at home hampered the group's wider progress and
they latterly broke up.