Starland Vocal Band

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Starland Vocal Band dominated American airwaves during the Bicentennial summer of 1976 with their quintessential soft rock chart-topper "Afternoon Delight." The group emerged from the Washington, D.C., folk scene of the late '60s, its roots dating back to the formation of the acoustic duo Fat City, comprised of future husband and wife Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert.
Together the couple wrote a song titled "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado," which was recorded by John Denver and Mary Travers; with Denver, they also penned the smash "Take Me Home, Country Roads." In 1969 Fat City recorded their debut LP, Reincarnation; after 1971's Welcome to Fat City the duo began working as simply Bill & Taffy, regularly opening for Denver on tour.

On Bill & Taffy's second album, 1974's Aces, the duo enlisted 18-year-old singer and pianist Jon Carroll; the couple was so impressed by Carroll's performance they decided to form a new group, adding the youngster as well as vocalist Margot Chapman to become the Starland Vocal Band. They soon signed to Denver's Windsong label and in 1976 issued their self-titled debut LP, with the lead single "Afternoon Delight" quickly reaching the top of the charts on its way to helping earn them five Grammy nominations. (They won two, including Best New Artist.) "Afternoon Delight" was so enormously popular that the group even landed its own short-lived CBS variety series, The Starland Vocal Band Show, which featured a then-unknown David Letterman.

The second Starland Vocal Band album, Rear View Mirror, followed in 1977, but failed to match the success of its predecessor; Late Nite Radio, issued a year later, also fared poorly by comparison, and after scoring one last minor chart entry with the single "Loving You with My Eyes," the group disbanded in the wake of its fourth and final LP, 1980's 4 x 4. The Danoffs divorced in the wake of Starland Vocal Band's demise; Carroll and Chapman, who had also married at the peak of the group's success, later split up as well. All four members of the group later went on to mount solo careers, though never again recapturing the success of "Afternoon Delight." ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums

BHS1-1351 Starland Vocal Band - Starland Vocal Band album art Starland Vocal Band Starland Vocal Band (Album) Windsong Records BHS1-1351 US 1976 Sell This Version
RVP-6196 Starland Vocal Band - Rear View Mirror album art Starland Vocal Band Rear View Mirror (Album) RCA Victor RVP-6196 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
BXL1-2598 Starland Vocal Band - Late Nite Radio album art Starland Vocal Band Late Nite Radio (Album) Windsong Records BXL1-2598 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
RCLP 20156, MAL-RCLP 20156 Starland Vocal Band - 4 X 4 album art Starland Vocal Band 4 X 4 (Album) Windsong Records RCLP 20156, MAL-RCLP 20156 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
SVB 100 Starland Vocal Band - Christmas At Home album art Starland Vocal Band Christmas At Home(LP, Album) Breaker Records SVB 100 US 1980 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GB-10943 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight / California Day album art Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight / California Day (Single) RCA GB-10943 US 1976 Sell This Version
CB-10588 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight album art Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight (Single) Windsong Records CB-10588 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
CB-10855 Starland Vocal Band - Hail! Hail! Rock And Roll! album art Starland Vocal Band Hail! Hail! Rock And Roll! (Single) Windsong Records CB-10855 US 1976 Sell This Version
SS-3041 Starland Vocal Band - California Day / War Surplus Baby album art Starland Vocal Band California Day / War Surplus Baby (Single) Windsong Records SS-3041 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
TLS108 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight album art Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight(7", Sol) Teal TLS108 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
CB-11067 Starland Vocal Band - The Light Of My Life album art Starland Vocal Band The Light Of My Life (Single) Windsong Records CB-11067 US 1977 Sell This Version
CB-10992 Starland Vocal Band - Liberated Woman album art Starland Vocal Band Liberated Woman (Single) Windsong Records CB-10992 US 1977 Sell This Version
CB-11168 Starland Vocal Band - Mr. Wrong album art Starland Vocal Band Mr. Wrong (Single) RCA Victor CB-11168 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
SS-3155 Starland Vocal Band - Late Nite Radio album art Starland Vocal Band Late Nite Radio RCA SS-3155 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
CB-11899 Starland Vocal Band - Loving You With My Eyes / Apartment For Rent album art Starland Vocal Band Loving You With My Eyes / Apartment For Rent (Single) Windsong Records CB-11899 US 1979 Sell This Version
JH-12011, CB-12011 Starland Vocal Band - (Love) Thought I Would Never Find Love album art Starland Vocal Band (Love) Thought I Would Never Find Love (Single) Windsong Records JH-12011, CB-12011 US 1980 Sell This Version
COL. 4039 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight / Sweet City Woman album art Starland Vocal Band / The Stampeders Starland Vocal Band / The Stampeders - Afternoon Delight / Sweet City Woman Collectables COL. 4039 US 1995 Sell This Version

Compilations

3278-4 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight - The Best Of The Starland Vocal Band album art Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight - The Best Of The Starland Vocal Band (Comp) K-Tel 3278-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
COL-CD-0586 Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight" - A Golden Classics Edition album art Starland Vocal Band "Afternoon Delight" - A Golden Classics Edition(CD, Comp) Collectables COL-CD-0586 US 1995 Sell This Version