BEAVER-BROWN_main

JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND

WHO | [Left to right] Pat Lupo, Gary Gramolini, Cafferty, Kenny Jo Silva, Michael "Tunes" Antunes, and Robert Cotoia [d. 2004]

BIO | Beaver Brown started in 1972 and quickly became a top draw throughout New England. After a decade of filling clubs and expanding their fan base to the Jersey Shore, their big break arrived in 1983 when Cafferty was asked to write songs for the film Eddie and the Cruisers; he also wrote the score. The film's theatrical release flopped, but Eddie found an audience on HBO in '84 and the soundtrack took off, selling more than three million copies and yielding the hits "On the Dark Side" and "Tender Years." The band's second album, Tough All Over, was released in 1985 and they toured the US and overseas; "Voice of America's Sons" from that disc was featured in Sylvester Stallone's film Cobra. The Beavers still make a dozen or so appearances every year, which are particularly great on those wild summer nights. As Bill Flanagan said of Cafferty, "In a world where a lot of people were in it for weekends, it was clear [he was a lifer]."

< prev  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |   next >
  Topics: Music Features , Ken Lyon, Ken Lyon, Gary Gramolini,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY PHOENIX STAFF
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   DEAR PROVIDENCE PHOENIX...  |  October 15, 2014
    Some made us chuckle, others made us choke up.
  •   BACK TO REALITY  |  September 18, 2014
    If you’re a student in southern Maine and are at all interested in arts and humanities, and have a budget of exactly $10 to spend on any one event, there’s a lot in your favor.
  •   FALL ARTS PREVIEW  |  September 12, 2014
    Week-by-week highlights until the holiday season
  •   PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS  |  September 03, 2014
    Picking a 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate isn’t simple.
  •   TOUR DE RHODE ISLAND  |  May 28, 2014
    Plus, biking myths debunked, driving etiquette tips from a bike messenger, and more

 See all articles by: PHOENIX STAFF