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Starland Vocal Band


Starland Vocal Music group dominated American airwaves through the Bicentennial summer months of 1976 making use of their quintessential soft rock and roll chart-topper “Evening Joy.” The group surfaced in the Washington, D.C., folk picture of the past due ’60s, its root base dating back again to the forming of the acoustic duo Body fat City, made up of husband to be and wife Costs Danoff and Taffy Nivert. Jointly the couple composed a song entitled “I ASSUME He’d Rather Maintain Colorado,” that was documented by John Denver and Mary Travers; with Denver, in addition they penned the smash “Consider Me Home, Nation Streets.” In 1969 Body fat City documented their debut LP, Reincarnation; after 1971’s Thanks for visiting Body fat Town the duo started working as basically Expenses & Taffy, frequently starting for Denver on tour. On Expenses & Taffy’s second recording, 1974’s Aces, the duo enlisted 18-year-old vocalist and pianist Jon Carroll; the few was so impressed by Carroll’s efficiency they made a decision to form a fresh group, adding the youngster in addition to vocalist Margot Chapman to be the Starland Vocal Band. They quickly authorized to Denver’s Windsong label and in 1976 released their self-titled debut LP, using the business lead solitary “Afternoon Pleasure” quickly achieving the the surface of the graphs coming to helping gain them five Grammy nominations. (They earned two, including Greatest New Designer.) “Afternoon Pleasure” was therefore enormously popular how the group even got its short-lived CBS range series, The Starland Vocal Music group Show, which presented a then-unknown David Letterman. The next Starland Vocal Music group album, Rear Look at Mirror, adopted in 1977, but didn’t match the achievement of its forerunner; Past due Nite Radio, released a year later on, also fared badly in comparison, and after rating one last small chart entry using the solitary “Caring You with My Eye,” the group disbanded within the wake of its 4th and last LP, 1980’s 4 x 4. The Danoffs divorced within the wake of Starland Vocal Band’s demise; Carroll and Chapman, who got also married in the peak from the group’s achievement, later split as well. All associates of the group afterwards continued to mount single careers, though hardly ever once again recapturing the achievement of “Afternoon Joy.”

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Full Name Starland Vocal Band
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices
Music Songs Afternoon Delight, American Tune, Loving You With My Eyes, Third Rate Romance, California Day, Mr. Wrong, Boulder to Birmingham, Ain't It the Fall, Starting All Over Again, Fly Away, War Surplus Baby, Baby, You Look Good to Me Tonight, Hail Hail Rock & Roll, Light of My Life, Starland, St. Croix Silent Night, American True, Falling in a Deep Hole, Don't Go to Oregon, Late Nite Radio, Friends With You, Liberated Woman, Don't Say Forever, Love, I Thought I Would Never Find Love, Everybody La Bamba, Baby Sent a Letter, Rearviewmirror, The Man Who Couldn't Get Away, Apartment for Rent, Please Ms. Newslady, If You're Good to Me, Love Stuff
Albums Rear View Mirror, 4 X 4, Christmas at Home, Late Nite Radio, Starland Vocal Band, Afternoon Delight: The Best of the Starland Vocal Band, A Golden Classics Edition
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

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1 The name for the song "Afternoon Delight" was inspired by the late afternoon appetizer menu for the restaurant Clyde's of Georgetown in Washington, DC.
2 Members include Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, Margot Chapman and Jon Carroll.



One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Warehouse 13 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Emily's Reasons Why Not 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
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I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Complete Savages 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Starsky & Hutch 2004 performer: "Afternoon Delight"
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The Rules of Attraction 2002 performer: "Afternoon Delight"
ER 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sports Night 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Will Hunting 1997 performer: "Afternoon Delight"
Boogie Nights 1997 performer: "Afternoon Delight"
PCU 1994 performer: "Afternoon Delight"
Get a Life 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Spirit of '76 1990 performer: "Afternoon Delight"



My Music: The 70s 2007 TV Movie Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Themselves
The Starland Vocal Band Show 1977 TV Series Themselves
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 TV Special Themselves
The John Denver Special 1976 TV Movie Themselves
The Merv Griffin Show 1976 TV Series Themselves

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