Starland Vocal Band
|Genres:||Comedy Movies Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||pop classic rock 70s soft rock oldies one hit wonder|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
A vocal quartet based in Washington, DC, USA, the Starland Vocal Band took one single, the novelty disco hit Afternoon Delight, to the top of the US charts in 1976. The band comprised the husband/wife team Bill Danoff (7 May 1946, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA) and Taffy Danoff (b. Kathleen Nivert, 25 October 1944, Washington, DC, USA), Jon Carroll (b. 1 March 1957, Washington, DC, USA) and Margot Chapman (b. 7 September 1957, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA). The Starland Vocal Band had its roots in a unit called Fat City which included the Danoffs. The band was formed in late 1974 and opened for John Denver on his 1975 tour (Bill had earlier co-written the John Denver hit Take Me Home, Country Roads); Denver subsequently signed them to his Windsong Records label. The dance song Afternoon Delight, about the pleasures of mid-day sex, was the bands breakthrough in May 1976 and spent 14 weeks in the US charts, peaking at number 1...