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

Artist Biography: The Bellamy Brothers

The Bellamy Brothers

Introduction The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country duo who reached the peak of their career during 70’s music era. Signing to Curb Records in 1975, they achieved their biggest hit with the single “Let Your Love Flow” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. From much of the … Read more

Artist Biography: The Guess Who

The Guess Who

Introduction: Early beginnings and becoming stars in their native Canada The beginnings of The Guess Who hail back as far as 1958.  In Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada, singer/guitarist Chad Allan (born Allan Kobel) formed a local band and named it Al and the Silvertones.  In 1962 their name was changed to Chad … Read more

One-Hit Wonders: Bull and the Matadors

Bull and the Matadors

Introduction Bull and the Matadors are a defunct American funk band from Illinois, known for their 60s music era-hit single “The Funky Judge,” a Top 40 pop hit and a Top 10 R&B hit. Since this was their only charting single, the Bull and the Matadors are considered as one-hit wonders. Bull … Read more