Mike Pinera

In the late sixties, Mike Pinera and his group BLUES IMAGE were co-founders and house band at THEE IMAGE, a Miami Beach concert venue they opened and co-headlined on weekends. There Mike performed, met and jammed with such artists as JERRY GARCIA & GRATEFUL DEAD, THE CREAM with ERIC CLAPTON, THE YARDBIRDS with JIMMY PAGE,

Mitch Ryder

High octane, turbo, high performance, super-charged – MITCH RYDER & The Detroit Wheels didn’t need to hail from the Motor City for those adjectives to be tossed their way, but it was certainly appropriate that they called Motown home. It was Mitch and The Wheels who served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul

Mountain

Mountain is one of those rare bands in the past thirty years that can be credited with forging a style and sound that would for ever change the face of Rock Music.The innovative studio and live music of Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing and Steve Knight, MOUNTAIN, is one of those elite examples. The

Musique

In January 2000 “MUSIQUE” was featured on VH1 “WHERE ARE THEY NOW”? In 1999 E! ENTERTAINMENT Television produced a critically acclaimed two hour special entitled “THE TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY STUDIO 54 THE LAST PARTY Mary Seymour (Lead singer) was featured. MUSIQUE, was also featured on MTV’S “ROCK’IN THRU THE WEEK”. MUSIQUE emerged in the late

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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