Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977, which went double platinum and featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed this success with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released the platinum selling album, Can’t Hold Back, which featured the Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike, drawing concert-goers from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. In addition to maintaining a busy touring schedule, Money has featured on hit television shows like “The King of Queens,” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Along with having sold more than 28 million records, Money’s songs have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, and have recently been included in hit video games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Guitar Hero.”
From Chicago's Holiday Ballroom to America's living room on The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, and more, The Buckinghams, one of the ’60s most popular bands, have stayed true to their Midwest roots. Founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to deliver a powerful replay of their hits and solid gold memories.
The trademark opening horn notes on their #1 hit, "Kind of a Drag" became a signature of the Chicago horn sound. A dominate presence on the radio airwaves, the band scored a string of hits including "Don't You Care," "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and "Susan." Today, The Buckinghams blend their hits with others made popular by Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, the Spencer Davis Group, James Brown, Three Dog Night, Billy Joe Royal, and Motown's biggest acts.
Popular hit-makers of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the Grass Roots charted 29 Top 100 Billboard singles and set a record by being on the Billboard charts 307 straight weeks. They have sold over twenty million records worldwide and performed thousands of concerts across the country. They hold the all-time attendance record for one act, the US concert of 600,000 people on July 4th, 1982, in Washington, DC. Songs such as “Let’s Live For Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Sooner Or Later,” “Two Divided By Love,” and many more still see heavy rotation on oldies stations.
Transitioning seamlessly to the present day, Rob Grill was the guiding light in the continued exposure of The Grass Roots music. He was the common thread in the group’s positive output for over 40 years until his passing on July 11, 2011. The legacy of The Grass Roots is left in the capable hands of Dusty Hanvey, Larry Nelson, Joe Dougherty and Mark Dawson.