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Biography

  • Years Active

    1976 – 1987 (11 years)

  • Founded In

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States

  • Members

    • Butch Harper
    • Darryl Grant
    • Erskine Williams
    • John Bonnie
    • Larry James

Fat Larry's Band was an American R&B / Funk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, who were most successful in the 1980s.

Created by "Fat" Larry James (drummer / vocalist) in 1977; band members included Art Capehart, Doug Jones, Jimmy Lee, Ted Cohen, Darryl Grant, Larry La Bes, and Erskine Williams. They had two moderate hits in the UK: "Center City" and "Boogie Town". The band's biggest hits:

Act Like You Know
Zoom which managed to make number two in the UK singles chart in October 1982
"Fat" Larry James (born on 2 August 1949, in Philadelphia), died on 5 December 1987, thus sealing the band's fate.

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