They settled mainly in the Ulster counties of Antrim, Derry, Armagh, and Down.An early arrival was Alexander Houston who operated a flax mill in Broughshane, county Antrim.However, Babyface did most of the songwriting work, but because they were a production duo, Reid's name went on every song as well.Reid did write a few hits, but Babyface did the bulk of the work in the studio.Makeout songs of 1981: REO Speedwagon - "Keep on Loving You", Foreigner - "Waiting For a Girl Like You", Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - "Endless Love" PSA of 1981: Girl Scouts in Gymnastics End Credit Video is The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" Makeout songs of 1982: Joe Cocker - "Up Where We Belong" and Lionel Richie - "Truly" Babes of 1982: Kim Wilde, Brit-Pop Babe ("Kids In America"), Rae Dawn Chong, Cave Babe (Quest For Fire), Kirstie Alley, Vulcan Babe PSA of 1982: Time for Timer "Sunshine on a Stick" PSA End Credit Video is The Human League's "Don't You Want Me" Makeout songs of 1983: The Police - "Every Breath You Take", Spandau Ballet - "True" & Marvin Gaye - "Sexual Healing" PSA of 1983: Smokey Bear - Mask of Joanna Cassidy End Credit Video is Madness' "Our House" Makeout songs of 1984: Mike Reno & Ann Wilson - "Almost Paradise", Phil Collins - "Against All Odds", and John Waite - "Missing You" PSA of 1984: Don't let your lungs go to pot- Cast of Fame End Credit Video is Nena's "99 Red Balloons" Makeout songs of 1986: Berlin- "Take My Breath Away", Peter Cetera & Amy Grant - "The Next Time I Fall", Atlantic Starr - "Secret Lovers" PSA of 1986: "Vote With A Friend.Make It Count More" with Quincy Jones and James Ingram End Credit Video is Mr.Reid later admitted in an interview that he was privileged to have his name on Babyface songs.It's pretty telling that when Babyface terminated the music production partnership, he went on to write many songs and Reid never wrote another tune.
Reid takes full credit for the success of La Face Records when others were instrumental in the company's success.
The first recorded Houston was Sir Finlay de Hustone who appeared on the Ragman Roll in 1296 of those swearing fealty to the English king.
His family held Houston castle and the surrounding village in Renfrewshire until 1740, after which time they based themselves in Whitburn, West Lothian.
Another John Huston had come to Ontario from Ireland (via New York) sometime around 1818.
He was a surveyor in the Peterborough area and an active correspondent with relatives back in Ireland.
The main line of Houstons were prominent in court affairs in the 16th and 17th century, made baronets by Charles II in 1668, and subsequently prospered in the 18th century from their American holdings (to such as extent that, after the Revolutionary War, they renounced their Scottish title in favor of their American position).