Felix Cavaliere was
a member of the ’60s group, The Young Rascals (“Groovin'”). The band broke up in the early ’70s.
Cavaliere went on to release several solo albums during the 1970s.
His lone hit single was “Only A Lonely Heart Sees”, which peaked at #36 on April 19, 1980.
After appearing at Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary Celebration on May 14, 1988, the Rascals reunited, and went on a brief tour. Then the group split up into two factions – The New Rascals, and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals. During 1995 Cavaliere was a touring member of Ringo Starr’s third All-Starr Band. The (Young) Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on May 6, 1997. Today, Felix Cavaliere still tours as Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals.
Here is Felix Cavaliere’s solo hit, “Only a Lonely Heart Sees”:
Teri Desario is a singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida. She was a classmate of Harry Wayne Casey (KC of KC and the Sunshine Band). Casey liked the original 1965 version of “Yes, I’m Ready” (by Barbara Mason) and wanted to re-record it. He was producing Teri DeSario’s album, Moonlight Madness, and had an idea to record the song as a duet. It was the first single released from the album in late 1979, and peaked at #2 on March 1, 1980. It was #2 for 2 weeks, and was kept from being #1 by Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.
Unfortunately for DeSario, she came around when Disco was in it’s dying days. She never had another U.S. hit. She recorded a couple of Contemporary Christian albums in the mid-80s.
More recently, she has just been a part of some production teams. Here she is in her heyday. And for the record, I didn’t recognize the song just by it’s title. But, it’s one of those songs, that as soon as I heard it, I remembered it:
Question: In The Breakfast Club, what is the janitor’s name?
Last Question: What phrase did Fred the Baker mutter in Dunkin’ Donuts ads?
Answer: “Time to Make the Donuts”
Fred the Baker was played by Michael Vale. He and his “Time to Make the Donuts” catphrase was featured from 1982 to 1997. By the time he retired in 1997, Vale was featured in more than 1,300 commercials. He died of complications from diabetes at age 83 in New York City on December 24, 2005.