Scandal

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

The US rock band Scandal was originally formed by guitarist Zack Smith (Westport, Connecticut, USA) who had previously played in outfits with Dee Murray and Davey Johnson of the Elton John band. By 1982, Scandal consisted of Ivan Elias (bass), Benji King (keyboards), and Frankie La Rocka (drums). They were auditioning for a singer when they came across Patty Smyth (b. 26 June 1957, New York City, USA), who was the daughter of a manager of a Greenwich Village Club. Once teamed up they undertook lucrative tours with Hall And Oates and the Kinks, releasing their debut single, ‘Goodbye To You’, in 1982. This was followed by a self-titled mini-album and Warrior. The title track was a US Top 10 hit, written by former Sweeney Todd vocalist Nick Gilder, with Spider (USA) keyboard player Holly Knight. It was Scandal’s only success and they subsequently split around 1985. Patty Smyth went on to a moderately successful solo career, although she enjoyed great...

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