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Starland Vocal Band is an American pop band, known primarily for "Afternoon Delight", one of the biggest singles in 1976 (see 1976 in music). The group began as Fat City, a husband/wife duo of Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert. Afternoon Delight is a 1976 hit song by the Starland Vocal Band, featuring close harmony and sexually suggestive lyrics. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail... Bill Danoff is a songwriter and singer. ... a. ...


The band was also composed of Jon Carroll (keyboards and vocals) and Margot Chapman (vocals). Carroll and Chapman were also married after meeting as members of the group, but later divorced. They had one son, Ben Carroll, who is also a musician.


Their debut was the self-titled Starland Vocal Band, which included "Afternoon Delight". The song was a hit, reaching #1 and the album also charted. They were nominated for five Grammy Awards and won two - Best arrangement (voices) and Best New Act. The follow-up, Rear View Mirror was a failure in comparison, although it was a minor chart entry, spending 13 weeks on the Billboard 200 (reaching a peak of #104). Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


The band hosted a self-titled variety show that ran on CBS for six weeks in the summer of 1977. David Letterman, then unknown, also participated in the show, as did Mark Russell, Jeff Altman, and Proctor and Bergman. CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television personality, late night talk show host, comedian, television producer, Indy Racing League car owner (Rahal Letterman Racing) and philanthropist. ... Mark Russell (born August 23, 1932) is an American comedian, pianist and singer, based in Buffalo, New York. ... Jeff Altman (born in Syracuse, New York, August 13, 1951) is a comedian who has appeared as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman 36 times. ... Proctor and Bergman are the comedians Philip Proctor and Peter Bergman, two of the four members of The Firesign Theatre. ...


The band broke up by the early 1980s, unable to match their previous success (see 1980s in music). Danoff and Nivert divorced shortly afterwards. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... -1...


Each of the band members has gone on to a solo career.


As recently as 1998 Starland Vocal Band has reunited for a few concerts, often featuring the children of the four original members as vocalists.


Danoff and Nivert co-wrote, with John Denver, the hit song "Take Me Home, Country Roads". Denver subsequently signed them to his record label, Windsong Records. John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 - October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and sometimes actor. ... Windstar Records is a record label based out of Snowmass, Colorado that was founded by John Denver in 1976. ...


Cultural references

  • In The Simpsons episode 'Round Springfield, Homer Simpson recommends to Lisa Simpson that the best way to preserve the things you love is to get a tattoo, he finds that the tattoo he got reads "Starland Vocal Band"; to which he responds, "Starland Vocal Band? They suck!". Also in The Simpsons's episode The Fat and the Furriest, Lenny, Carl, and Bart listen and dance to Afternoon Delight, missing Homer's cries for help when he is attacked by a bear.

Simpsons redirects here. ... Round Springfield is the 22nd episode of the sixth season, and the 125th episode of The Simpsons. ... Homer J. Simpson (born c. ... It has been suggested that Lisas sax solo gags on The Simpsons be merged into this article or section. ... The Fat and the Furriest is an episode from The Simpsons that aired in the fifteenth season on November 30, 2003. ... There is also an episode of Arrested Development called Afternoon Delight. ...

External links

  • Profile at tv.com

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Starland Vocal Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (546 words)
Starland Vocal Band is an American pop band, known primarily for "Afternoon Delight", one of the biggest singles in 1976 (see 1976 in music).
The band hosted a self-titled variety show that ran on CBS for six weeks in the summer of 1977.
The band broke up by the early 1980s, unable to match their previous success (see 1980s in music).
Starland Vocal Band (3314 words)
In 1976 the Starland Vocal Band's song, "Afternoon Delight" received a Grammy Award for "Best Arrangement for Voices" and the band also received one for the "Best New Artist of the Year." They also received 3 other Grammy nominations and their song is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Awards: In 1976 the Starland Vocal Band's song, "Afternoon Delight" received a Grammy Award for "Best Arrangement for Voices" and the band also received one for the "Best New Artist of the Year." They also received 3 other Grammy nominations and their song is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Starland Vocal Band continues to receive notoriety for their success by being spotlighted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having two Starland Vocal Band compilations released, one from K-Tel and one from Collectables that brings together the group's first two albums, and being included in two recent movies.
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