Dwight Twilley (born June 6, 1951) is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, best known for the Top 20 hit singles “I’m on Fire” (1975) and “Girls” (1984). Twilley and Phil Seymour performed as the Dwight Twilley Band through 1978, and Twilley has performed as a solo act since then.
His latest album, Always, was released in November 2014 through Twilley’s own label, Big Oak Records.Twilley and Phil Seymour met in Tulsa in 1967 at a theater where they had gone to see The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, and soon began writing songs and recording together. They continued their partnership over the next several years under the name Oister. Twilley wrote all the songs and played guitar and piano, Seymour played drums and bass, and both sang leads and harmonies. Guitarist Bill Pitcock IV played lead guitar on most of their tracks.
Twilley was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Edison High School and went to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College from 1971 to 1973. Twilley and Seymour eventually decided to leave Tulsa and try to be discovered at a recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee. By sheer chance, the first studio that they wandered into was Sun Studio, where they met, according to Twilley, “some guy named Phillips.” After listening to a cassette of their folk/pop/country blend, Jerry Phillips (son of Sun founder Sam Phillips) referred them to the Tupelo, Mississippi studio of former Sun artist Ray Harris, whom both Twilley and Seymour credited for introducing them to rockabilly and adding a harder edge to their sound. (Source: Wikipedia)