Artist Biography: Bram Tchaikovsky

Bram Tchaikovsky

Introduction Oldies music fans — especially classic rock enthusiasts in particular — may instantly remember Bram Tchaikovsky and his eponymous band. Bram Tchaikovsky is an English singer and musician, born Peter Bramall in 1950. Along with his self-titled band, he scored an American hit single with “Girl of My Dreams” in the … Read more

Artist Biography: Brass Construction

Brass Construction

Introduction Brass Construction is a now-defunct Brooklyn-based funk group formed in 1968. During the mid-70s music era they achieved a Top 20 hit with “Movin,” the biggest hit of their career and now one of the oldies music classic funk tunes. Much of their releases became minor hits including “Changin” (1976), “Ha … Read more

Artist Biography: Brenda and the Tabulations

Brenda and the Tabulations

Introduction  Brenda and the Tabulations were an American R&B act formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1966. The original formation consisted of Brenda Payton, Eddie Jackson, Jerry Jones and Maurice Coates. They amassed several hits from the mid-60s music to early 70s music era. In 1971, the three male members left the group … Read more

Artist Biography: Brewer & Shipley

Brewer & Shipley

  Introduction Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley are members of the folk duo Brewer & Shipley who are known for their Billboard top 10 pop hit “One Toke Over the Line” during the early 70s music era. Both Midwestern natives, the two musicians crossed paths in the West Coast where they began … Read more

Artist Biography: Barry de Vorzon & Perry Botkin Jr.

Barry de Vorzon

Introduction Barry De Vorzon (born in 1934) and Perry Botkin Jr. (born in 1933) are American composers and producers, both originating from New York. Their biggest hit together was their composition of the theme music for the TV soap opera The Young And The Restless, later known as “Nadia’s Theme” during the … Read more

Artist Biography: Brook Benton

Brook Benton

Introduction Brook Benton (1931-1988) was a prolific and successful R&B/pop/soul/rock and roll singer-songwriter who amassed several R&B as well as pop chart hits particularly from the late 50s to early 60s music era, although he also scored sizable hits up to the 1970s. He wrote or co-wrote many of his big hits … Read more

Artist Biography: Boyd Bennett

Boyd Bennett

Introduction Boyd Bennett (1924-2002) is the late American rockabilly singer-songwriter who, together with his band Boyd Bennett and His Rockets, achieved several hit singles during the 50s music era such as “My Boy – Flat Top,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Boogie Beat” and their biggest hit “Seventeen.” Bennett later worked as a radio … Read more

Artist Biography: Bruce Channel

Bruce Channel

Introduction Bruce Channel is an American rock n roll/pop/country/rockabilly singer-songwriter known for his #1 pop hit “Hey! Baby” during the early 60s music era. He is considered as a a one-hit wonder; nevertheless, he had several other minor Hot 100 hits such as “Number One Man” and “Come on Baby.” He is … Read more