The Buckinghams

It all started with “KIND OF A DRAG,” the #1 Billboard hit recorded by five teenagers from Chicago’s west side. For the past two and a half decades, THE BUCKINGHAMS have successfully toured the nation with their signature pop music featuring founding members Carl Giammarese (lead vocals) and Nick Fortuna (bass and vocals). Their show

The Byrds

In 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA, there was the start of something great. Three musicians, Jim McGuinn, David Crosby, and Gene Clark, formed a group called The Jet Set, which quickly became The Beefeaters. Under that name, the single “Please Let Me Love You” was released on Elektra. The group soon added a drummer named Mike

Calloway/Midnight Star

Reggie and Vincent Calloway’s songs have been nominated for 5 Grammys. They recorded over ten #1 singles and were voted by Billboard magazine as one of the greatest music production teams of all time. Their prolific talents as top music producers, hit writers, musicians and artists have attracted some of the biggest names in music.

Cameo

Modern music history would be amiss if there wasn’t at least a chapter in every decade about the legendary group known as CAMEO. From the seventies through today, Cameo has been churning out trailblazing hits, and selling upwards to ten million albums. The group’s pivotal sounds have marked major turning points in music. Larry Blackmon

Cece Peniston

Mesmerizing, sultry, captivating, soulful, powerful, diva, icon .. CECE … Just a few words to encompass the multi-talented entertainer and Internationally supreme recording artist CeCe Peniston. When her first single ever was released in 1991, she was immediately thrust into the music industry worldwide and CeCe has continued with success ever since. She was born

Champaign

Champaign took its name from its home city of Champaign, IL, hitting the charts big-time with their 1981 debut album, “How ‘Bout Us”. The title track was a Top 5 hit in the USA (R & B chart and in the U.K. Follow-ups included the Top Ten R&B hit“Try Again” and the R&B Top Ten hit “Off and

Cheryl Lynn

With Cheryl Lynn was born in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1957. Her mother was minister of music in their church and Cheryl sang in the choir throughout her youth. She later travelled the circuit with greats James Cleveland and Stan Lee, and gives full credit for her soul and spirit to these influences,

The Chi-Lites

The Chi-Lites were formed in Chicago in 1959. Originally called the Hi-Lites, they consisted of Marshall Thompson, Creadel “Red” Jones, Eugene Record, Robert Lester and Clarence Johnson. As the Hi-Lites they released a number of singles on local labels then in 1964 they changed their name to Marshall & the Chi-Lites; the ‘C’ being added

Christopher Cross

For music lovers, the name Christopher Cross conjures up a wide variety of images: the hard-rocking narrative of “Ride Like the Wind”; the delicate introspection of “Sailing” and “Think of Laura”; the classic pop stylings of “Arthur’s Theme” and “Never Be the Same”. In these days of mind-numbing overspecialization, the word versatile says a great deal about an artist. Christopher burst onto

Chris Montez

Chris Montez, born in Los Angeles in 1943, grew up in Hawthorne influenced by his Hispanic culture and the rock ‘n roll success of Richie Valens. Music was an integral part of his family life and Chris began singing rancheras with his older brothers when he was a kid. They taught him to play the

Emil Stucchio and The Classics

A certain magic happens the moment the Classics step onto the stage and begin to sail from one song to another. Their unique vocal and visual styling, selection of material and overall performance puts them in a class of their own. Raised in Brooklyn, NYC and known in 1958 as the Perennials, they changed their

Classic Rock All Stars

A phenomenal band consisting of original members from groups that defined “Classic Rock” over the last four decades FEATURING CLASSIC HIT AFTER CLASSIC HIT BLUES IMAGE – RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE BLUE ÖYSTER CULT – DON’T FEAR THE REAPER IRON BUTTERFLY – IN A GADDA DA VIDA STEPPENWOLF – BORN TO BE WILD THE KNACK –

The Comets

Bill Haley’s Comets were the first Rock and Roll band. Since 1952, they have sold over 80 million records for leading labels such as Decca, M.C.A., Warner Brothers, Sonet, and Essex. Moreover, the group has earned a place in “The Guinness Book of World Records”, for selling 43 million copies of its greatest hit, “Rock Around

The Commodores

For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. “The Legends of Motown,” “The Mighty, Mighty Commodores,” “Hit after Hit after Hit,” “All The Excitement, All The Emotion.” Just like their hit song “Brick House”, the Commodores have created a foundation that just won’t budge. After being discovered by Berry Gordy in

The Contours

The road to a Motown recording contract wasn’t an easy one for The Contours. Berry Gordy wasn’t very impressed following a 3-song audition in 1959 and sent them packing. Hubert Johnson, one of the original members of The Contours thought his cousin, the legendary Jackie Wilson might be able to help the group with some

The Crickets

In a career that has spanned over 35 years and millions of records, the Crickets are unquestionably the American Rock and Roll band. Since the group’s founding in 1957 they have influenced virtually every major rock performer in this country and abroad – from Bruce Springsteen and Dylan to the Rolling Stones and Beatles (whose

The Crystals

The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. Barbara Alston , Mary Thomas , Delores “Dee Dee” Kennibrew, Merna Girard and Patricia “Patsy” Wright formed the band in high school under the leadership of Alston’s uncle, Benny Wells. The group soon signed with Phil Spector’s label Philles Records. Spector then

Crystal Gayle

With almost three dozen hit records to her credit, Crystal has come a long way from her roots in the Appalachian coal mining town of Paintsville, Kentucky. The youngest of eight, Crystal was influenced by a wide variety of music.  She listened to folk, pop, rock and roll, Broadway show tunes, gospel and country with

Danny & The Juniors

Danny & The Juniors began singing together in the early 1950’s. The four Philadelphia youngsters — Frank Maffei, Danny Rapp, Joe Terranova and Dave White — were only 13 and 14 years old and known as The Juvenairs. Big fans of the local rhythm and blues radio stations. it was there they they heard the

Dee Dee Sharp

Born in Philadelphia on September 9, 1945, Dee Dee began singing in her grandfather’s church. Answering a newspaper ad at age 13 for a girl who could read music, play piano and sing, she was soon singing background vocals on records by Frankie Avalon, Freddie Cannon and Chubby Checker. In 1962 she took center state

The Del-Vikings

The Del-Vikings are a vocal group that came together in a Pittsburgh Air Force Base. When their single “Come Go With Me”, featuring the lead vocals of Norman Wright,  in early 1957, it began a 31-week run on the charts, reaching number four on the pop chart and number three on the R&B chart during the

Denny Laine

At the height of the British invasion, Denny Laine was one of the most recognizable voices on the entire British music scene. As the lead singer on the Moody Blues’recording of “Go Now” — a worldwide multi-million seller — he stood out in a large pack, and did so splendidly. His soulful, agonized lead vocal performance, coupled with