Air Supply

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock first met in 1974, during an Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in which they had both secured roles as apostles. On break time between rehearsals, Graham would sit by himself and play his guitar. It didn’t take long before a curious Russell wandered over and began to sing along

Ambrosia

Ambrosia all hail from LA’s South Bay, San Pedro/Harbor area. They released their debut album for 20th Century Fox “Ambrosia” in 1975 producing their first top 10 CHR hit “Holdin On To Yesterday” and hailed by Billboard magazine as a ‘masterwork’. It was also nominated for a Grammy for engineering excellence (mixed by Alan Parson’s

America

The mysterious “Horse with No Name” appeared on the music scene in 1972, becoming a major hit for the young musicians, known as America, who harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of this song. America’s journey has taken them into a wide variety of musical terrain, and a look backward seems

Andy Kim

Andy Kim was born on December 5, 1952. Barely into his teens, an ambitious Andy arrived in New York City from his native Montreal in 1967 with $40 in his pocket and no idea how to pursue his dream of becoming a songwriter. He knocked on doors and soon returned home with the knowledge on

Anita Ward

“RING MY BELL” was one of Anita Ward’s most successful hits. For the better part of 1979, her soaring voice would be heard on every radio station in the country. This song swept the disco scenes and kept other upcoming songs at bay. It was the number one record in the United States, Canada, Central America,

Big Brother & The Holding Company

Evolving out of the San Francisco rock scene of the mid-1960s, Big Brother was in the forefront of the psychedelic music movement. The band was formed by Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, James Gurley and Chuck Jones in San Francisco, in the Haight Ashbury section. Originally called the Blue Yard Hill, with various members floating in

BJ Thomas

BJ had mega-big secular hits in the 60’s and 70’s such as “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head” before becoming a Christian. There aren’t many areas of popular music B.J. Thomas hasn’t impacted. Since the mid-1960’s, when he became one of the most successful artists on the American musical landscape,

Black Oak Arkansas

The Black Oak Arkansas band grew from a boyhood bond forged in Black Oak and other small towns nearby. Jim “Dandy” Mangrum and Ricky Reynolds played in high school together. Early in the bands career, they were signed to Stax Records, as The Knowbody Else, and released the album Early Times. The band got signed

Blood, Sweat & Tears

A musical institution, Blood Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, BS&T’s alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians. As BS&T has evolved through the years, it

Blue Öyster Cult

Spanning three decades, Blue Öyster Cult has a long and interesting history. The band got its start in the late ’60s on Long Island, New York, as the Soft White Underbelly, before ending up in the “right place at the right time” to create the beginnings of Blue Öyster Cult. Long Island native Donald Roeser

Bobby Goldsboro

Bobby Goldsboro’s career has been a remarkable evolution. This multi-talented performer started out in the early sixties as a guitarist with the legendary Roy Orbison. During his three years with Orbison he traveled all over the world and even toured with The Beatles. In 1964, Bobby started his solo career by recording the first of

Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods

It was early summer, 1974 – the year of the Watergate scandal, the energy crisis, long lines at the gas station – but in the midst of these national woes, you could turn on your radio at almost any given moment and find some station spinning the infectious tearjeaker “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero” by Bo Donaldson

Brewer & Shipley

Recognized as one of the most successful folk rock duos of the 70’s, Brewer & Shipley have remained true to their original form throughout 3 decades. Although best known for their Top 10 signature song, “One Toke Over The Line” which permanently etched their names in rock history by becoming an anthem of the 70’s

Brian Hyland

Born on November 9, 1943 in Queens, New York, Brian Hyland’s first hit came at the young age of 16 when “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” was a runaway hit in the summer of 1960.  On the ABC label, he had some minor hits with “Let Me Belong To You”, “Ginny Come Lately”,

BT Express

Brooklyn, New York has always been noted for contemporary music. This New York borough has produced some of the top names in today’s Music. Formed in 1974, the very first B.T. EXPRESS, “Do It ‘Til You’re Satisfied”, immediately climbed to the top of the charts where it remained at #1 for 8 weeks and went gold.

BTO

C.F. Turner (original lead vocals and bass), Blair Thornton (original lead guitar vocals), Robin Bachman, (original drummer) and Randy Murray, (lead and vocals) comprise BTO. 30 Years ago when BTO released their first LP in May 17, 1973 they had no idea that would enter them into the category of Classic Rock. To this day,

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

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

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

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

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