Music has been an integral part of my life since early childhood. We actually had a "Juke Box" on our back porch when I was a small child. LOL and there was always a radio playing when the "Juke Box" was not in use. It just seemed that music was a necessity to our daily activities. My neighbor started taking band in high school and I used to listen to him practice his horn which further enhanced my interest in music. You guessed it! When I got to junior high school, I started taking band and from there I never slowed down.
I started my own small band at age of 14 and from there, my journey took me to the Sensational Epics! We organized the Epics in 1963 and immediately started recording on such record labels as Cameo, Warner Brothers and eventually Capitol Records. Our most notable accomplishment from the 60's was that we recorded the original version of "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" which turned out to be the biggest and most well known Beach Music song to date. Unfortunately, it was a cover of this song by the Tams that was a hit. LOL but none the less, we recorded the original version! We are currently recording on Ripete Records and have enjoyed success with our new recording efforts. As of the writing of this info, we have a song that is #2 and rising on the current "Beach Music Top 40 charts" from Cash Box Magazine.
Over the years, I've had the most wonderful pleasure of meeting and performing with some of the biggest stars in the music industry! To name a few: Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, The Drifters, James Brown, The Orioles, Billy Stewart, Jerry Butler, Percy Sledge and many, many more, too numerous to name! Among the friends that I made along the way were many radio disc jockeys, one of which was Rick Wrigley! Rick is a STAR in his own right and I am pleased to call him friend. Rick is responsible for getting me involved in Web Radio and I am pleased to join the Our Generation Radio family. I'm excited about this new adventure and I hope that you enjoy sharing my music with me. I hope it brings you as much joy as it does to me!!!!!!