Iron Butterfly

The Los Angeles music climate of the late 1960s and 1970s was characterized by the heavy sounds and sentiments that reflected the revolutionary attitudes of the generation. Bursting onto that scene was Iron Butterfly, whose sound not only epitomized the hard attitudes of the youth with its heavy drumming and bass lines, but also embraced

Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik

With its signature horn riff and one of the most famous opening lines in rock’n’roll, “I’m the friendly stranger in the black sedan, won’t you hop inside my car”, the Ides of March’s “Vehicle” has earned it’s place in rock history, but the story behind The Ides of March has a resonance that few bands can

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of

Joey Molland

Joey Molland is a survivor and, when he looks back on how what started out as a rock and roll fantasy and then turned into a bona fide nightmare, he tries to remain upbeat. He concedes that the story was tragic but prefers to focus on the good times: “I had a great time. I

John Ford Coley

Pop Grammy nominated John Ford Coley, part of the 70s/80s duo “England Dan and John Ford Coley”, maintains a viable role in today’s music as an exciting performing artist, musician and actor. A classically trained pianist and excellent guitar player, combined with five generations of Texas heritage, John sings and performs mainstream, country and folk

John Kay and Steppenwolf

In the chaotic world of rock ‘n’ roll, in which the lifespan of most bands can be measured in terms of a few years or a few months, John Kay and Steppenwolf have emerged as one of rock’s most enduring and respected bands, delivering hard-hitting, personally-charged music for more than three decades. In the late

John Waite

One thing John Waite has come to understand during his illustrious career in music, is that you live and learn best the hard way. Accept that there can be no highs without lows, no gain without loss, and certainly no love without pain. Take nothing for granted, maintain your integrity. Then, at least, you give

Johnny Rivers

In 1964, when the British Invasion was in progress and American rockers were tough to find on the U.S. pop charts, Johnny Rivers was one of the first to regain a foothold. His first Top 10 record came right in the midst of Beatlemania. Over the next four years his funky, go-go rock gave him

KC and the Sunshine Band

KC and The Sunshine Band is one of the most recognizable names from the disco craze of the ’70s. KC, otherwise known as Harry Wayne Casey garnered a total of nine Grammy nominations, winning three of them, including two for his work on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and an American Music Award as well.

Little River Band

Little River Band was the first Australian band to successfully conquer foreign markets from an Australian base. Within eight months of their birth, LRB had already scored three Australian Top 20 singles and two Top Ten albums. In 1976, after their self-titled debut album was released in the USA, the long grind of 13 US

Lou Christie

The falsetto of Lou Christie soared across the country in 1966 his multi-million selling LIGHTNING STRIKES rocketed to Number One. Twenty years later, LIGHTNING STRIKES remains a staple of Classic rock stations and is covered by new artists with alarming frequency. Lou first struck the charts at the age of 19 with the 1962 million-seller,

Lou Gramm, the voice of Foreigner

Powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Lou Gramm can be heard each and every day, all over the world, on Radio, iPods, CD players, television commercials, music videos, and of course… jukeboxes. He has become the voice of a generation. Among the most distinctive and powerful voices to emerge from Rock and Top 40 radio, Gramm –

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,

The Manhattans

Taking their name from the popular mixed drink, the Manhattans began their legendary musical journey after being spotted at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. They placed third in the competition, but their undeniable musical star power earned them their first recording contract. Joe Evans, a former Motown musician, had just started Carnival Records and

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,

Martha Davis and The Motels

The voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless…Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock”…. For Martha Davis, the most important thing has always been the songs she writes. Martha began writing songs at the age of 15. Born and raised in Berkeley, CA., she moved to Los Angeles

The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes occupy an esteemed place in the history of American popular music as the group that caused Motown, and most notably Berry Gordy to change the label’s focus from single bluesy soul artists (previously Barrett Strong’s “Money” had been the label’s biggest seller) to a smooth orchestrated harmonic sound that transcended the prior racial

Maxine Nightingale

Born  in the west London suburb of Wembley, England, Maxine was a mere 16 years old when she began singing in her school band. Enjoying the spotlight so much, she began appearing in a local clubs and came to the attention of Pye Records, who signed her. Four singles were recorded, including “Don’t Push Me Baby” and

Melanie

Melanie has had 13 top 40 hits, including the 3 number ones; Bobos Party, Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) and Brand New Key. Melanie Safka was born and grew up in New York City. Her 1969 song, “Bobo’s Party”, was a No. 1 hit in France. Her debut album received rave reviews from Billboard which heralded her

Merrill Osmond

Merrill Osmond as lead singer for the famous Osmond family, is now an established solo artist. He has performed in almost every major venue in this country as well as the United Kingdom. Merrill has toured the world and it’s his incredible voice as the lead you hear on hits such as “One Bad Apple”, ”Crazy