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Starland Vocal Band

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Starland Vocal Band is an American rock band, known primarily for “Afternoon Delight”, one of the biggest singles in 1976. The group began as Fat City, a husband/wife duo of Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert.

The band was also composed of Jon Carroll (keyboards and vocals) and Margot Chapman (vocals). Carroll and Chapman were also married after meeting as members of the group, but later divorced. They had one son, Ben Carroll, who is also a musician.

Their debut was the self-titled Starland Vocal Band, which included “Afternoon Delight”. The song was a hit, reaching #1 and the album also charted. They were nominated for five Grammy Awards and won two - Best arrangement (voices) and Best New Act. The follow-up, Rear View Mirror was a failure in comparison, although it was a minor chart entry, spending 13 weeks on the Billboard 200 (reaching a peak of #104).

The band hosted a self-titled variety show that ran on CBS for six weeks in the summer of 1977. David Letterman, then unknown, also participated in the show, as did Mark Russell, Jeff Altman, and Proctor and Bergman.

The band broke up by the early 1980s, unable to match their previous success. Danoff and Nivert divorced shortly afterwards.

Each of the band members has gone on to a solo career.

As recently as 1998 Starland Vocal Band has reunited for a few concerts, often featuring the children of the four original members as vocalists.

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  • bisonours

    you reached here because of glee

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • johnny7gun

    @blankshores..........go on,play it a third time....it grows on you!

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • blankshores

    The number of times I have listened to this song are almost the exact number of times I've had afternoon delight.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • johnsprackland

    Guilty Pleasure? I have no guilt whatsoever - just pure pleasure!

    4 Dec 2009 Reply
  • joehoracek

    who doesn't like a little afternoon delight?? LOL I know I do. :)

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • henryortiz85

    it's all about day-time love-making baby...

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    awww that's so cruel . . . it's a really NICE song . . .

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Nieosoba

    sic shit

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • meanmrmustard

    I gotta find my Starland Vocal Band CD again, I miss listening to songs other than Afternoon Delight.

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Purayah

    1 hit wonder i guess :)

    10 May 2008 Reply
  • whitecollarboy_

    LEGENDS.

    3 Apr 2008 Reply
  • nickwafer

    what a guilty pleasure.

    10 Nov 2007 Reply
  • meanmrmustard

    American Tune, Ain't It the Fall, and Hail Hail Rock and Roll are better than Afternoon Delight.

    8 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Eclectic-G

    Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight, gonna grab some Afternoon Delight. My motto's always been when it's right it's right, why wait until the middle of a cold dark night?

    5 Aug 2007 Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    come on admit it's pretty catchy xx

    2 Feb 2007 Reply
  • Valdens

    Easily the best band of all time.

    2 Feb 2007 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Oooh you are awful... but I like you

    1 Feb 2007 Reply
  • citabel

    i love afternoon delight.

    30 Jan 2007 Reply
  • Jazz13

    rubbing sticks and stones together make the sparks ignite and the thought of loving you has got me so excited.

    19 Dec 2006 Reply
  • IamFlood

    Yes this is truly delicious.

    2 Dec 2006 Reply
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