In 1969, Dayton, Ohio indigenous Stephen Shockley formed the Young Underground after exiting the Monterreys. Vocalist Tag Woods, who was simply an associate of the neighborhood music group the Nomads, became a member of up with Shockley to create a far more mature-sounding Adolescent Underground. The group primarily got a record cope with Curtom Information due to winning a skill competition in Chicago. Nevertheless, Curtom folded soon thereafter. During Chicago the group renamed itself Lakeside Express, following the Lakeside Express Newspapers in Chicago. In 1974 the growing Lakeside Express and another group by the name of Water Funk, which presented Dallas indigenous Fred Alexander, Jr. on drums, found its way to LA around once. For another year or two the rings performed at occasions around the higher L.A. region, occasionally crossing pathways. The people of Liquid Funk came back to Dallas, but Alexander continued to be in L.A. Lakeside, who right now got fallen the Express using their name, was looking for additional employees to solidify their music group. After two auditions, Alexander was welcomed in to the group. Lakeside inked a cope with Motown, but discovered no success. Therefore, they released a ballad on ABC Information, but that label proceeded to go under. The nice fortune these were searching for ended up being at Dick Griffey’s Solar Information. The group agreed upon a cope with Griffey, and released their initial Top Ten strike on Solar Information, “It’s Completely Live,” which peaked at number 4 over the Billboard R&B graphs. Lakeside released a bunch of music that scaled the R&B graphs, but didn’t threaten the positioning of every other performers. Nevertheless, in 1980 they proceeded to go storming in the graphs again making use of their smash number 1 one, “Fantastic Voyage,” that was made by the self-contained music group. They implemented the achievement of “Fantastic Voyage” with another TOP R&B one, a remake from the Paul McCartney and John Lennon traditional “I wish to Keep Your Hands.” The group continuing their success using the Billboard TOP singles “Raid,” “Outrageous,” along with a string of R&B party music and ballads.