Malo

The story of this enduring Latin rock band begins with lead singer Arcelio Garcia. As a teenager, Arcelio joined a friend’s singing group when their baritone went into the army. He had found his metier and began to learn from his more experienced friends. Arcelio was soon invited to join a band called the Malibus,

Mark Farner

A true rock ‘n roll legend, Mark Farner found fame and success at 20 years of age as the leader of one of America’s biggest bands of the 1970’s – the original Grand Funk Railroad. The band recorded 17 albums with total sales of more than 25 million records. Mark Farner is the unmistakable voice,

Nelson

Their songs transcend time. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, revered for unforgettable past hits, explore fresh creative territory in the present. Magically melodic songwriting and soaring sibling harmonies ensure that this pair will be a vital part of the music scene’s future. “After the Rain” was the hit debut album by Nelson, the band Matthew and Gunnar

The Ohio Express

Together since high school, the Ohio Express were the ultimate bubblegum band. Their lead singer, Joey Levine, sang like he had a huge wad of bubblegum in his mouth. His super nasal vocals are a bubblegum trademark. The band played tense go-go grooves with  chug-chug-chug-chug–chug-chug-chug-chug guitars & roller rink keyboards. Compared to most bubblegum bands,

The O’Jays

It was in 1957 when Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles began as a quintet called the Triumphs of McKinley High School in Canton, OH. In 1960, they became the Mascots but were renamed The O’Jays in 1963 after legendary radio D.J. Eddie O’Jay. Things began to take off for

The Passions

The Passions are one of the best Brooklyn vocal groups to emerge from New York City in the late 50s and early 60s. They started out as the Sinceres, one of several vocal groups whose “harmony haven” was the alley alongside Loew’s Oriental Theatre in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. Nearby Kelly’s Pool Room occasionally

Patty Smyth & Scandal

Patty Smyth, both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, has always been, at heart, a rock and roll chick, and that’s no truer today for the mother of six, now back on the road and raring to play for fans new and old. If Smyth did nothing but marry New York

Peaches & Herb

Over an illustrious career that has spanned close to 4 decades, Peaches & Herb have established themselves as an international household name. This dynamic duo’s hitmaking reputation has been firmly etched into the public consciousness with  nearly 60 records that have made the charts since “Let’s Fall In Love” began its climb up the charts in the

The Persuasions

Formed in 1962, the Persuasions have performed with a legendary line up of artists from Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Liza Minelli, the Grateful Dead, and amassed over 28 album and CD record releases. Known for their creative interpretation of iconic artists, the Persuasions have recorded a wide range of music from

Peter Frampton

Born in Beckenham, England, Peter became interested in music at age 7, mastering the guitar by age 10 and playing in a band called The Little Ravens, which played on the same bill at school as George & The Dragons, a group including David Bowie, then a student of Peter’s art teacher and dad, Owen

Ratt

Signed to Atlantic Records in 1984, RATT’s debut album “Out of the Cellar” went over 3x Platinum in 1984 behind the hit single “Round & Round”, “Back for More” and “Wanted Man”. RATT toured with Billy Squire and Ozzy Osbourne before going on to headline their own arena tours around the globe. World infestation had

Ray Parker, Jr.

While he is perhaps best known for the No. 1 smash hit “Ghostbusters”, Ray Parker, Jr. has enjoyed quite a versatile career, not only as a much sought-after guitarist, but with a number of other hits to his credit, as a performer, songwriter and producer. Born May 1, 1954, in Detroit, MI, Ray started out

Rex Smith

Rex Smith is a multi-talented performer whose natural singing ability has led him to a successful career as a singer and actor. A veteran of stage and screen, Rex started his career as a “teen idol” heartthrob with the platinum album hit “You Take My Breath Away.” Other albums included “Rex”, “Where Do We Go

Rick Springfield

The son of an army officer, Australian rocker Rick Springfield first picked up the guitar at the age of 13.  In the early 60s, he began playing in bands. In the band Zoot, Rick wrote several hits. They also had a hit with a cover of ‘Eleanor Rigby’. Rick went solo after Zoot’s breakup in

The Rip Chords

The Rip Chords are a California Group.Their songs tell stories of hot rods, the surf and boys and girls in love. When you think of California in the 60’s, you think of The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, and The Rip Chords. No wonder. In 1964 “Cashbox” reported that“Hey Little Cobra” was #2 with a bullet

Ronnie Spector

Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960’s. No one has ever surpassed Ronnie’s powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, her innocent but

Rose Royce

Rose Royce’s first recorded album success was stunning, “Car Wash”, went Platinum and is a standard of the music industry. Currently Rose Royce has a new album released in the United Kingdom entitled “Rose Royce Live”, which is destined to go gold. In their recording history, Rose Royce has earned eight gold records and five platinum

The S.O.S. Band

The S.O.S. Band’s story began in 1977 in their native city of Atlanta, where they performed regularly in a club known as “The Regal Room”. Original group members included Willie “Sonny” Killebrew (saxophone), Billy Ellis (flute), Jason “T.C.” Bryant (keyboards), Bruno Speight (guitar), John Simpson (bass),and James Earl Jones III (drums), surrounding the stunning voice

Shannon

It’s that voice. Strong and soulful. Emotional. Unique. Completely Shannon. Her greatest songs, “Let The Music Play”, “Give Me Tonight”, and “Do You Wanna Get Away” are haunting, enduring, and made unforgettable by … that voice. There is something special there. Born Brenda Shannon Greene in Washington, DC on May 12, 1958, she grew up

Sheila E

Sheila Escovedo was born into a musical family and began playing with the family instruments at the age of 3. Influenced by her father, Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo, she made her concert “debut” at the former Sands Ballroom in Oakland at age 5, when she was invited on stage by her father

Shadows of Knight

Dubbed “the American Rolling Stones”, the Shadows of Knight shot to the top of the music charts in 1966 with the rock anthem“GLORIA”. Over 8 million copies later, those three famous chords and that unashamed mating chant has found immortality among fraternities, presidents, wanna-be’s, rock stars and the rest of the nubile world.“GLORIA” has become the

Soul Tempo

The four members of Soul Tempo, Jerry Brunson, Tony Burnett and brothers Kevin Mitchell and Phillip Mitchell, grew up together. The strong chemistry between them is reflected in their great vocal sound and their on-stage charisma. The group has worked hard to achieve their rapidly increasing notoriety. In addition to previous recordings, their list of live

Southside Johnny

While often viewed in the shadow of another well-known New Jersey shore band, Southside Johnny Lyon is near royalty to New Jerseyans and has created a legacy of great soul influenced rock spanning 3 decades. Johnny was born on December 4, 1948 in Neptune, NJ.  In the mid 70s, he teamed up with friend “Miami”