You know the Debarge family, but do you know their story? These sibling singers rocked the music seen and climbed the charts in the early 1980s with hits like “All This Love” and “I Like It.”
Members El, Bunny, and Chico were household names. But there is one sibling arguably most responsible for the rising stardom of the others, who was a star in his own right, and whose gripping and compelling life led to the TV One original film, “The Bobby DeBarge Story.”
Nationally syndicated DJ, morning show host, and director of the movie, Russ Parr, decided this story needed to be told. “It’s not just about Bobby,” Parr told an audience during the recent premier viewing at AFI Theater in Silver Spring, MD. “It’s about our children.” Parr was referring to the child abuse, incest, and drug additions that occur in many families but are topics swept under the rug and not discussed or exposed.