All Sports Band

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All Sports Band
Genres Pop rock
Years active 1981 (1981)–1982 (1982)
Labels Radio/Atlantic Records
Past members
  • Alfonso Carey
  • Jimmy Clark
  • Cy Culack
  • Chuck Kentis
  • Michael John Toste

All Sports Band was an American pop/rock musical group who saw minor chart success in the early 1980s. The band was manufactured by Tracy Coats, who sought to appeal to a youthful market by dressing the band members as sports figures.[1] Coats spent 18 months auditioning tapes before selecting the band members,[1] the represented sports were auto racing, baseball, boxing, football, and martial arts.[1] Their first charting single was "I'm Your Superman" which reached Billboard Hot 100 chart position #93 on November 28, 1981 and was on the chart for two weeks,[2] their second Hot 100 single, "Opposites Do Attract", did a little better, reaching position 78 and staying for three weeks, beginning February 6, 1982.[2] Both were on the Radio Records label, which was distributed by Atlantic Records,[2][3] the band appeared on both Solid Gold and American Bandstand.[1][2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Alfonso Carey (bass)
  • Jimmy Clark (aka "The Boxer") (drums)
  • Cy Culack (guitar)
  • Chuck Kentis (keyboards)
  • Michael John Toste (vocals)

Discography[edit]

All Sports Band

  • Released: 1981
  • Format: LP
  • Label: Radio Records
  • Writers: Alfonso Carey, Jimmy Clark, Chuck Kentis, Cy Sulack, Michael John Toste
  • Producer: Joey Carbone and Richie Zito
  • Tracks: Ten
  • Singles: "I'm Your Superman", "Opposites Do Attract"

"Young Girl"

  • Released: 1982
  • Format: 45 RPM single
  • Label: Radio Records
  • Writer: Jerry Fuller
  • Producer: Michael John Toste
  • Tracks: "Young Girl" b/w "Young Girl" (same song on both sides of the single)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nite, Norm N. (1985). Rock On - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock n' Roll. New York: Harper & Row. pp. 8–9. ISBN 0-06-181644-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2000). Top Pop Singles 1955-1999. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. p. 12. ISBN 0-89820-139-X. 
  3. ^ "Bubbling Under the Hot 100". Billboard. November 14, 1981. Retrieved May 31, 2016.