John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band Artist Bio and Lyrics
The 70's and 80's rock band John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band were from Narragansett, Rhode Island. In the beginning, they were known simply as Beaver Brown. The group’s line up consisted of singer John Cafferty, guitarist Gary Grammolini, bassist Patrick Lupo, drummer Kenny Jo Silva, pianist Bobby Cotoia, and saxophonist Michael Antunes. At the outset of their career, the band established a loyal fan base in the New England area.
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band attained the height of their fame by performing the music of the fictional band featured in the film Eddie and the Cruisers. The movie would produce a soundtrack album on the Top Ten charts, as well as a hit single, “On the Dark Side.” The band’s sound was nearly identical to that of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, leading many radio listeners to believe that they were actually hearing new Springsteen material, thanks to the piano, vocals, and guitar arrangements, as well as the distinct saxophone playing.
In the year 1985, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band released a follow up album called Tough All Over, which made it to the Top 50. Its two most popular songs were the title track, as well as “C.I.T.Y.” Other releases returned to the Eddie and the Cruisers concept. Eventually, however, the band began to fade from popularity.
The band’s song “Hearts On Fire” was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Rocky IV.
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Thank you to John Cafferty and Beaver Brown for making great music. I remember you guys playing at B.T. Bogarts on Elmwood Avenue in Cranston. Man, those were the days of night clubs and great bands. What memories.
#1 - Nancy - 11/20/2007 - 18:59
Thank you for appearing at the wplr toy drive on December 12th (New Haven, CT). It was much fun, and thank you for letting some of us take pictures with you, and Thanx for the autograph.
#2 - Charlene - 12/14/2008 - 17:20
music gotta breath it's gotta live not the dj hype
#3 - joe tomkins - 08/03/2009 - 23:56
I remember seeing Beaver Brown on Monday Nights at the Edge in Pawtucket, RI in 1970's
#4 - Walter Anderson - 01/31/2012 - 05:35
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