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The Hooters are an American band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1980 and taking their name from the 'hooter' or melodica which provided a distinctive sound to so many of their records. The core members (Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman) originally played in a band called Baby Grand and released an album on Arista Records. According to the band, the album "went lead, and we're not talking Zeppelin". The early 80s history of the band saw them play in the Philadelphia club scene, boosted by airplay on WMMR, the major rock station in Philadelphia at that time. The Hooters quickly became a huge success along their native East Coast. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... A Hohner melodica The melodica is a free-reed instrument similar to the accordion and harmonica. ...


In 1983 The Hooters released their first independent album "Amore", which sold over 100,000 copies. "Amore" introduced the original versions of songs like "All You Zombies", "Hanging On A Heartbeat", "Fightin' On The Same Side" and "Blood From A Stone", all songs which would reappear in different versions on later albums. Although a studio album, "Amore" captured the same raw spirit and energy that made The Hooters so well loved for their great live performances.


And perform is what they did, night after night after night. It seemed they never stopped playing and their fan base never stopped growing. Their hard working ethics and determination to succeed were soon to pay off, not only as a band, but also as songwriters and musicians for other emerging talents. Rob and Eric got a call from their longtime friend Rick Chertoff, asking them to write and play on the debut album of a relatively unknown artist named Cyndi Lauper. No one could know how wildly successful this project would become, with Rob and Cyndi co-writing one of the world's most successful songs ever, "Time After Time".


The Hooters strong and powerful presence, as performers and as songwriters was shouting to be heard and in 1984 Columbia Records signed The Hooters to their first major record deal. Their 1985 debut release "Nervous Night" quickly achieved Gold and Platinum status around the world selling in excess of 2 million copies. Rolling Stone magazine named The Hooters the Best New Band of the Year in 1985.


The band performed at the 1985 Philadelphian Live Aid benefit concert, gaining international recognition for the first time. In 1987 after heavy airplay in Britain, "Satellite" from the album One Way Home was a UK hit, reaching No. 22, though many fans thought that the less successful follow-up single "Karla with a K" was superior. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ...


They also appeared in Roger Waters' massive staging of The Wall at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin in 1990, with SinĂ©ad O'Connor in "Mother" , with three former members of The Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, and Garth Hudson) providing backing vocals. Potsdamer Platz is an important square and traffic intersection in central Berlin, Germany. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... The Band was an influential Canadian-American rock group of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Richard Clare Rick Danko (December 29, 1942-December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician and singer, probably best known as a member of The Band. ... Levon Helm performing in The Last Waltz. ... Eric Garth Hudson (b. ...


Band members Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman performed on albums with Cyndi Lauper in 1983 and 1993 and, in 1996, the Hooters released a live version of the song "Time after Time" (which Lauper co-wrote with Hyman) on their greatest-hits compilation Hooterization: A Retrospective. Eric Bazilian is an American musician and member of The Hooters. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Time After Time is a pop song written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman. ...


The Hooters toured Germany and the United States from 1983 to 1996. Except for the small reunion heard on the album Largo in 1996, the Hooters did not play together again until 2001, when they performed at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia. In 2002 they began a profitable reunion tour of Germany. The years 2003, 2004, and 2005 each brought successful tours to the Hooters' performing careers, and a tour is planned for the summer of 2006. November 2005 marked the appearance of The Hooters on VH1 Classic's concert series Decades Live Rock as guests of Cyndi Lauper. They performed two songs including "And We Danced" and another unnamed song that was edited out from the broadcast version due to time restraints. It is planned to be included along with other footage on the eventual DVD. Wachovia Spectrum The Wachovia Spectrum (formerly known as the Spectrum, CoreStates Spectrum and First Union Spectrum) is an indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

Contents

Band members

  • Eric Bazilian (1980-present): Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Wind Instruments
  • Rob Hyman (1980-present): Lead Vocals, Accordion, Keyboards
  • David Uosikkinen (1980-present): Drums, Percussion
  • John Lilley (1983-present): Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Fran Smith, Jr. (1987-present): Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Bobby Woods (1980-1983): Bass Guitar
  • John Kuzma (1980-1983): Guitar
  • Andy King (1984-1987): Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Rob Miller (1983-1984): Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Mindy Jostyn (1992-1993) (deceased): Violin, Harmonica, Vocals

Eric Bazilian is an American musician and member of The Hooters. ...

Albums

  • Amore (1983)
  • Nervous Night (1985) #12 US
  • One Way Home (1987) #27 US
  • Zig Zag (1989) #115 US
  • Out of Body (1993)
  • The Hooters Live (1994)
  • Hooterization: A Retrospective (1996)
  • The Hooters: Super Hits (2001)

See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 5 - Madonna files for divorce from Sean Penn after three-and-a-half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 other events of 1993 list of years in music 1990s in music // January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 other events of 2001 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US Mainstream Rock UK singles Album
1985 "All You Zombies" #58 #11 - Nervous Night
1985 "And We Danced" #21 #3 - Nervous Night
1986 "Day By Day" #18 #3 - Nervous Night
1987 "Johnny B." #61 #3 - One Way Home
1987 "Satellite" #61 #13 #22 One Way Home
1988 "Karla With A K" - - #81 One Way Home
1989 "500 Miles" #97 #20 - Zig Zag
1990 "Brother, Don't You Walk Away" - #37 - Zig Zag

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 5 - Madonna files for divorce from Sean Penn after three-and-a-half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident...

See also

Philadelphia Portal

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External links


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