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

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,

Berlin

Berlin has had a extremely interesting history. And after 20 years off and on they are still performing. Formed in the Summer of 1979, Berlin jumped on the new wave techno pop bandwagon that was starting to permeate the music scene. The initial line up featured Terri Nunn as vocalist, John Crawford on the bass

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 Kimball

Starting music at the age of 8 years old may seem a bit odd to some, but that’s when Bobby Kimball began playing and singing with a band comprised of younger brothers of his oldest brother’s band. Bobby came from the Louisiana area and had several bands that played clubs between an area from Phoenix,

Brenda K. Starr

Brenda K Starr has been playing to packed venues all over Latin America with her fantastic sixteen piece orchestra. She continues to wow Latin audiences with her amazing talent and a live show that is second to none. Born and raised in New York City, of Puerto Rican extraction, by age of 8, Brenda was

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

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

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

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

Dionne Warwick

Billboard magazine notes that with no less than 55 hit singles, which include “Don’t Make Me Over”, “Anyone Who Had A Heart”, “I Say A Little Prayer”. “Do You Know The Way To San Jose”, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, among many other classics, the legendary Dionne Warwick is the second most charted female of

Exposé

Famous for Latin-flavored dance-pop as well as for adult contemporary ballads, the female vocal trio Exposé enjoyed a great deal of commercial success in the ’80s and early ’90s. Exposé was the creation of Miami-based producer/songwriter Lewis A. Martineé, who assembled the original Exposé lineup in 1984. Although Exposé’s best-known lineup included Jeanette Jurado (born

Firefall

In 1973, when Florida-born Rick Roberts and his new Colorado based band needed a name, an image that had long stuck in his mind –  a woodpile stacked at the edge of a high cliff in Yosemite National Park, then set ablaze and pushed off the cliff as nature lovers from all over watched in

Foghat

In the late 1960’s Roger Earl & Lonesome Dave Peverett first toured America as members of the seminal British band “Savoy Brown”. Together with guitarist Kim Simmonds, “Savoy Brown” was on the cutting edge of the emerging British blues-rock scene, and they influenced countless musicians on both sides of the “pond”. In 1971, wanting to

The Four Tops

No other popular quartet stayed together with original personnel intact for as long as the legendary Four Tops. And no other group associated with the American 60s sound has succeeded in remaining as fresh, joyful, lively, and timely. The Four Tops created a special magic that continues to delight audiences of all ages and nationalities,

Fran Cosmo

In 1984, a young rock vocalist named Fran Cosmo joined forces with Barry Goudreau, guitarist for a group which became one of the cornerstones of the American “classic rock” genre – Boston. Not only was this a major evolutionary step in the rock-n-roll career of Fran, but also the formation of a musical wormhole, extending

France Joli

On July 7,1979, an unknown French Canadian singer from Montreal – all of sweet 16 – stepped onto the boards of New York’s Fire Island before a screaming crowd of 5,000 to perform her very first single, “Come to Me”. She left the stage a star. “Come to Me” reached # 1 on Billboard’s dance chart, # 13 on its pop

Frank Stallone

Seldom has a performer been strongly considered for an Academy Award in both acting and music, yet Frank Stallone has managed to pull it off. His fiery portrayal of a brutish bartender in BARFLY had Hollywood insiders abuzz at Oscar time, and his #1 smash hit single, ‘Far From Over’ from Staying Alive was likewise touted for a “Best

The Friends of Distinction

They are called “The Friends of Distinction” and for much of the last two decades, this talented four member, sophisticated jazz, R&B styled vocal group has distinguished itself in major entertainment arenas across the US. and Europe. The original Friends of Distinction was formed in 1968 by Floyd Butler and Harry Elston, both alumni of

Gary “U.S.” Bonds

America’s baby boomers moved into their mid teens, Gary began his professional career. For his first hit,“New Orleans”, attention was brought to the record by having promotional copies sent to radio stations in sleeves inscribed “Buy U.S. Bonds” – hence at age 19, Gary Anderson became Gary’ U.S.’ Bonds. The follow-up was the now legendary