Boyce & Hart
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||under 2000 listeners pop vocal american male pop music 50s doo wop|
|Decades:||1950s 1990s 2000s|
Recalled chiefly for their association with the Monkees, this songwriting team also enjoyed a fruitful independent career. Tommy Boyce (Sidney Thomas Boyce, 29 September 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, d. 23 November 1994, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) had recorded several singles during the early 60s, charting briefly with Ill Remember Carol, while Bobby Hart (b. 18 February 1939, Phoenix, Arizona, USA) helped to compose hits for Little Anthony And The Imperials and Tommy Sands. The two were originally cast as members of the Monkees, but secured the musical/production rights when this idea was vetoed. Together they wrote several of the groups early classics, including Last Train To Clarksville, Valleri and (Im Not Your) Steppin Stone, but they were latterly supplanted during the backroom machinations surrounding the groups progress. Boyce and Hart then embarked on a performing career....