Ten Years Ago in Beach Music: Does it seem like it has been 10 years since??
Craig Woolard, still with The Embers, had the number one song which was destined to become one of the biggest Beach hits of the decade with Love Don’t Come No Stronger.
The Holiday Band would start an unprecedented 10 year string of charting hits with After The Lovin’ from their Dining Out CD.
We would be introduced to an amazing singer with The Sugarbees named Rickey Godfrey who would soon form his own band and have a whole slew of masterful recordings over the next several years.
A studio group called Spring (never to be heard from again) had a huge hit with One Track Mind, written by none other than Calabash Flash.
Ripete Records was still turning out Beach music hits along with the Forevermore, Surfside, Ruby Jude and Bradley House labels.
Fat Harold’s was the host location for the Spring and Fall SOS Friday afternoon Artist Showcase.
The Pad was a 47 year old Ocean Drive institution and still going strong.
Paul Craver was captivating crowds as the lead singer for The Men of Distinction.
Butch Barnes was a bundle of entertaining energy on stage with The Band of Oz.
Bo and The Shakers were always a crowd pleaser.
The Breeze Band with Dink Perry and John G. Franklin, strong!
Jim Quick was riding the winds of change in The Coastline Band
A two piece ensemble called Sea Cruz would win New Group of the Year at the 2002 Cammy Awards.
The Pepper Patio at Newtons Southwest in Cary, N.C. was Beach music magic under the stars every Thursday night from April thru October.
Remember H’s? Why oh why did they ever tear it down?
Fessa John Hook was a weekday regular bringing us the best in Beach music on 94.9 The Sf.
The Beach Music Reporter was an active publication of submitted DJ play lists that were compiled into a monthly Top Beach music chart.
and, we were all 10 years younger!!