Boyce & Hart

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": under 2000 listeners pop vocal american male pop music 50s doo wop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s

Biography

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 ‘I’ll 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 group’s early classics, including ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, ‘Valleri’ and ‘(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone’, but they were latterly supplanted during the backroom machinations surrounding the group’s progress. Boyce and Hart then embarked on a performing career....

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