This long-running Philadelphia, USA-based band became well versed in the fickle nature of fame since their formation in 1978. Originally a quintet fusing folk, rock and ska, they spent the early 80s building a formidable live reputation throughout surrounding states. Led by Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, the Hooters took their name from the distinctive keyboard and harmonica sound that dominated their early recordings. They had several US hits in the mid-80s as MTV exposure took All You Zombies (number 58), And We Danced (number 21), Day By Day (number 18), and Where Do The Children Go (number 38) into the Billboard charts. All four were included on their 1985 debut album, which received universally strong reviews. Two more singles, Johnny B and Satellite, failed to break the Top 50, although the latter did become a strong international seller, topping several European lists. On Zig Zag they...
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