The Mike Curb Congregation

Genres: Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s

Biography

24 December 1944, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Curb was a record company executive who later became the lieutenant governor of the state of California. He moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of four and later attended Valley State College in the San Fernando Valley area. In 1964 he decided to become a record producer and sold a single he produced to Capitol Records. He then turned to writing jingles, and his music for the Honda motorcycle firm, ‘You Meet The Nicest People On A Honda’, became a successful advertising campaign. Curb then recorded the group he had assembled for the commercial, the Hondells, performing a song written by Brian Wilson, ‘Little Honda’. It became a Top 10 single and Curb quit college to enter the music industry full time. A contemporary of Kim Fowley and Michael Lloyd, he excelled at finding aspiring ‘street’ musicians, transforming them into temporary groups and leasing the resultant masters to a...

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