Lobo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 70s oldies pop easy listening singer-songwriter soft rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Roland Kent Lavoie, 31 July 1943, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Lobo was the pseudonym of Roland Lavoie, a singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 70s. He was raised in the town of Winter Haven, Florida, where he began his musical career as a member of the Rumors. He apprenticed in several other groups during the 60s as well, notably, the Legends from Tampa, Florida, which included Gram Parsons and Jim Stafford, who would also enjoy success in the early 70s with two US Top 10 hits, produced by Lavoie. (Other members of the Legends included Gerald Chambers and Jon Corneal, the latter remaining an associate of Parsons for many years.) Lavoie also performed with bands called the Sugar Beats and Me And The Other Guys, neither of which had any success outside of their region. In 1971, former Sugar Beats member Phil Gernhard signed Lavoie, calling himself Lobo (Spanish for wolf) to Big Tree Records, where he was an executive, and released their first single,...

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