History of Disco

Disco is one of those complicated terms that means different things to different people. Most of us probably associate disco with the movie Saturday Night Fever and a phase of popular music and fashion that was isolated in the 1970s, but this perception does not fully define disco itself. In fact, disco music … Read more

Introduction to GQ

GQ

Introduction GQ was an American disco and R&B group who scored a handful of hits on the disco and R&B charts throughout the 70s music era, and they continued their hitmaking prowess in the 1980s. These hits include “I Do Love You,” “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak),” and “Sad Girl,” all disco and oldies … Read more

Con Funk Shun

Con Funk Shun

Introduction Con Funk Shun is a funk and R&B band formed during the late 1960s. From a backup band, Con Funk Shun eventually came out on their own with their string of R&B chart hits during the 70s music era. Among their biggest hits are “Ffun,” which is now an obscure oldies … Read more

One-hit Wonders: Carl Douglas

Carl Douglas

Introduction Carl Douglas is an R&B and pop singer-songwriter, recording artist and “one hit wonder” from Jamaica known for his novelty hit “Kung Fu Fighting.” It became a big transatlantic hit during disco’s peak in the 70s music era. We explore a little bit more on Carl Douglas here in this article! … Read more

Artist Biography: C.J. and Company

C.J and Company

Introduction American disco group C.J. and Company achieved recognition for their disco hit “Devil’s Gun”  which peaked at #36 on the pop chart in during the 70s music era. Formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1977, the act was produced by the “funk brothers” Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore. After gaining a brief … Read more

Brick and Their Disco Hit “Dazz”

Brick

Introduction Consisting of Jimmy Brown, Regi Hargis Hickman, Ray Ransom and Eddie Irons, Brick is an American funk/R&B, disco group known for their hit “Dazz” during the mid-70s music era. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972, the group created the term “dazz” for the members were came from two different bands with … Read more

Introduction to Ann-Margret

Ann Margret

Introduction to Ann Margret Ann-Margret Olsson was born on April 28, 1941 in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden.  In 1946 her family moved to Wilmette, IL near Chicago.  She began dancing and singing at an early age appearing on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour.  While attending Northwestern University she joined a musical group called … Read more

One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

one hit wonders of the 1980s

  The term “one-hit wonder” refers to an artist who enjoys a hit on the national US chart — most specifically the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40. Other factors such as hits on Billboard’s genre-specific charts, success in other regions or countries, or membership in more prominent acts won’t affect an artist’s … Read more

Introduction to Gonzalez

Gonzalez

Career summary Gonzalez was a British band, specializing on R&B and funk. Personnel change occurred too frequently and amounted to over 30 musicians that came and left. The original lineup consisted of Godfrey McLean and Bobby Tench, to be rounded out by Delisle Harper and Lennox Langton. Tench left later on to … Read more

Introduction to Yvonne Elliman

Yvonne Elliman

Introduction Yvonne Elliman (born Yvonne Marianne Elliman in 1951) is an American singer who rose to fame through her song “If I Can’t Have You”, at the height of the disco craze. She also played in the production of Jesus Christ Superstar as one of the members of the original cast. While … Read more

Introduction to Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl Lynn

Who is Cheryl Lynn? Cheryl Lynn is an American singer who is popularly known for her 1978 disco hit “Got To Be Real.” A product of the talent-cum-comedy program The Goon Show, Lynda Cheryl Smith was offered a recording deal right after her appearance on that NBC-run show. She was signed to … Read more

Introduction to Foxy

Foxy

Career summary Foxy was a dance/disco/Latin music group consisting of singer/guitarist/front man Ish Ledesma, Richie Puente (percussions; he was the son of Tito Puente), Charlie Murciano (keyboards), Arnold Paseiro (bass), and Joe Galdo (drums). The band formed in Miami, Florida in 1976. They scored their biggest hit “Get Off” in 1978. Other … Read more