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Place of birth : New York, USACitizenship : United States

Biography

The style of the group called the " blue-eyed soul ", although none of the participants "Young Rascals" does not have the eye color. The simple fact was that ,

that white people have taken for the execution of black music.

The style of the group called the "blue-eyed soul",although none of the participants "Young Rascals" does not have the eye color. The simple fact was that white people have taken for the execution of black music. Felix Cavalier (b. November 29, 1943, the NewYork) began his career back in the university group "Felix & The Escorts". At the same time Eddie Brihat (b. October 22, 1946New York) and Gene Cornish (b. May 14, 1946, Ottawa) were a part of "Joey Dee & Starliters". When to travel to Europe, they needed a keyboard player, the choice has stopped on the candidacy of Cavalier. Thus, the first of three joint music-making of the future "scoundrels". During the tour,the guys became friends close and return to the United States have decided to organize their own project.

By itself the company the guys invited drummer Dino Danelle (b. July 23, 1945, New York) and in 1964 the formation of a classical composition "Rascals" (a first band was called so) was completed. Crossbreed soul to rhythm and blues,which is practiced team, was very popular in the New York club scene, and umuzykantov things went well.

First, the manager of "Young rascals" became Sid Bernstein (including most, that organized the concert "Beatles"), and then the owner of the company "Atlantic records" Ahmet Ertegun offered a contract group. The kids just came up this label,because the philosophy of "The Atlantic" was based on a parity of "black" and "white" music. The first single, "I ain`t gonna eat out my heart anymore", brought the team 52 th place in the charts. However, the real stars of rock `n` roll "Young rascals" felt in 1966, when she came second sorokapyatka, "Good lovin`".The song soared to the top of "Billboard", providing "scoundrels" first "gold".

Following the hot pleased twenty two songs: "You better run" and "I`ve been lonely too long". The main key to the success of the ensemble was the composing talent of Felix Cavalier. After all, 16 of the 18 tracks Chartova belonged to him,and only the remaining two were written in collaboration with Eddie Brihat.

However, even the guys at concerts "lit" is very cool. Cavalier masterfully handle your "Hammond", squeezing out of it not only the keyboard, and bass (the bass player was not in the group).And Danelle in between strokes so deftly twisted his drumsticks that they are almost not visible. The tops of his career "Young rascals" reached in 1968, when there was a single "People got to be free". This song, which has won the first place in America, It was popular in many other countries. Unfortunately after that things went down.In subsequent releases, the group plunged into jazz experiments and lost commercial success.

In the team there have been friction, and Brihat gone soon. His example was followed by Cornish, whose disappearance was the reason for the final collapse of the group. In 1988, Danelle, Corniche, and Cavalier made the reunification attempt,but they are having problems with the rights to the name, and the reunion proved to be short-lived. In 1997, the "Young rascals" were introduced in the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." The ceremony was attended by all four members of the original lineup, but Brihat has not been able to forget past grievances,and received the award apart from other colleagues.

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