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

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

Shannon

It’s that voice. Strong and soulful. Emotional. Unique. Completely Shannon. Her greatest songs, “Let The Music Play”, “Give Me Tonight”, and “Do You Wanna Get Away” are haunting, enduring, and made unforgettable by … that voice. There is something special there. Born Brenda Shannon Greene in Washington, DC on May 12, 1958, she grew up

Sheila E

Sheila Escovedo was born into a musical family and began playing with the family instruments at the age of 3. Influenced by her father, Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo, she made her concert “debut” at the former Sands Ballroom in Oakland at age 5, when she was invited on stage by her father

The Spencer Davis Group

The Spencer Davis Group was the first British band signed by Island’s Chris Blackwell. He spotted the group playing a small club in Birmingham, their hometown. Despite the band’s name, the main man was a 15-year-old singer/keyboards player called Steve Winwood. “I signed the group because they had a kid out front who could sing

Stephen Bishop

At the age of 13, Stephen Bishop found himself at a crossroads. A clarinetist with hopes of becoming a History teacher, he was forever changed  after watching the Beatles one night on The Ed Sullivan Show. He convinced his brother to buy him an electric guitar. He bought a “Mel Bay” chordbook and began to learn

Timmy T

In 1991, the song “One More Try” was a very big hit – so big that it still is listed in the TOP 5 songs for that year on many charts. A No. 1 Billboard single, “One More Try” went platinum, selling well over one million copies in the United States and has achieved over 3 million radio plays

Jay Siegel’s Tokens

It was hardly extraordinary for a bunch of guys to get together on a street corner or in a high school bathroom to sing Doo Wop in the New York City of the late 50’s and early 60’s. The history of Brooklyn alone testifies to the remarkable talent that called just that one borough “home”

Tony Burrows (First Class)

 If you have heard the hits “My Baby Loves Lovin”‘, “Beach Baby”, “United We Stand”, “Gimme Dat Ding”, “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” and the unforgettable Coke commercial “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” you have definitely heard Tony Burrows. British session vocalist Tony Burrows is probably the only singer who can claim he

The Troggs

The Troggs will be forever remembered for their primitive rock anthem“Wild Thing”, a No. 1 hit in the US in June 1966, selling many million copies. Hailing from the town of Andover in southern England, The Troggs (short for Troglodytes) consisted of Reg Presley on vocals, Chris Britton, guitar, Pete Staples, bass guitar and Ronnie

The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie

Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman formed a rock group with drummer Don Murray and bassist Chuck Portzin in Westchester, California in 1965 and called it “The Crossfires”. DJ and club owner Reb Foster assisted The Crossfires and they signed with White Whale Records, becoming in the process a folk rock group known as The Turtles.