The Mystics

It was late 1956, in Pop’s Candy Store on 16th Avenue and 77th Street — just across from New Utrecht High School. The Overons were singing on the corner every night, and polishing their sound. Jim Gribble heard them at an audition and liked their sound. He felt he would have no trouble getting this

Pablo Cruise

Thirty years ago, in 1975, Pablo Cruise released its first A&M album simply entitled Pablo Cruise. The album cover was shot in the tropical gardens of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and it featured a huge gorilla standing front and center. The band, David Jenkins (guitars & vocals), Cory Lerios (keyboards & vocals), Steve Price

Paul Rodgers

On December 17, 1949, a lad was born in Middlesbrough, England who would one day be known as one of rock’s most distinctive vocalists. Paul Rodgers first came to prominence in 1968 as a member of the seminal blues group Free.  He has often been called the greatest voice in rock. Initially, as the young

Peggy March

In April 1963, 15 year old “Little” Peggy March scored a No. 1 hit with her instant smash “I Will Follow Him” which stayed at the No. 1 slot for an incredible 3 weeks. With her first recording an instant hit, RCA Records discovered Peggy’s way with language – she had a phenomenal ear and could pick

Tavares

Five brothers from New Bedford, Massachusetts joined together to create one of the most memorable soul groups of the 70s and 80s. Many of their instantly recognizable international hits, such as “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” and “More Than A Woman”have become classics. The brothers – Ralph, Tiny, Chubby, Butch and Pooch Tavares – originally called themselves

Thelma Houston

Award winning singer, songwriter and actress, Thelma Houston’s list of achievements are a testament to her ability to celebrate success and create new opportunity. Such a simple sentence to describe an extraordinary talent. This Grammy Award winning artist, with over 20 albums, is a legend who has crafted an outstanding career, ever since her very

Jay Siegel’s Tokens

It was hardly extraordinary for a bunch of guys to get together on a street corner or in a high school bathroom to sing Doo Wop in the New York City of the late 50’s and early 60’s. The history of Brooklyn alone testifies to the remarkable talent that called just that one borough “home”

The Ventures

In 1959, Bob Bogle and Don Wilson, formed the nucleus of the original music group, The Ventures. The duo was joined about a year later by Nokie Edwards and Howie Johnson to record “Walk, Don’t Run”, which hit Billboard’s Singles Chart on July 18,1960 and peaked at #2. Since that spectacular beginning, The Ventures — later

Warrant

Warrant was formed in Los Angeles by guitarist Erik Turner in July 1984. The band’s early members included bassist Jerry Dixon, vocalist Adam Shore, guitarist Josh Lewis, and drummer Max Asher. Vocalist Jani Lane (who replaced Shore) and drummer Steven “Sweet” Chamberlain (who replaced Asher) joined the band in September 1986, and guitarist Joey Allen