The Trashmen

The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. The group's lineup was Tony Andreason on lead guitar, Dan Winslow on guitar and singing, Steve Wahrer on drums and singing, and Bob Reed on bass. The group played surf rock with many elements from garage rock.

The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird". The single's album, Surfin' Bird, wasn't successful. The song, however, has been used in many movies and is generally known to be an earworm.

The group disbanded in 1967. They reunited in the 1980s and played until the death of Steve Wahrer in 1989.


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They reunited in the 1980s and played until the death of Steve Wahrer in 1989. Warwick is cousins with Whitney Houston who has also had a successful singing career. (Nathan, 1999). The group disbanded in 1967. Warwick's sister Dee Dee Warwick also had a successful singing career, scoring a Top 20 R&B hit in the form of "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" in 1967. The song, however, has been used in many movies and is generally known to be an earworm. Drug charges were dropped when she agreed to complete a drug treatment program, donate $250 to charity, and make an anti-drug public service announcement directed at youth[1] (http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread13055.shtml). The single's album, Surfin' Bird, wasn't successful. Miami-Dade Police officers reported finding 11 marijuana cigarettes inside a lipstick container.

The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird". In 2002, Warwick was arrested at Miami International Airport for possession of marijuana. The group played surf rock with many elements from garage rock. During this period, she was perhaps best known for hosting infomercials for the Psychic Friends Network, a 900 number psychic service. The group's lineup was Tony Andreason on lead guitar, Dan Winslow on guitar and singing, Steve Wahrer on drums and singing, and Bob Reed on bass. Her career took a major downturn in the 1990s, with only a few moderate selling albums released and no major singles. The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. In 1986, Warwick led the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" with Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder; it was a number one hit, and garnered Warwick's fifth Grammy.

Warwick's next hit was her 1982 full-length collaboration with the Bee Gees, Heartbreaker. The accompanying album, Dionne, was her first to go platinum. A five-year hiatus ensued, ending with "I'll Never Love This Way Again", produced by Barry Manilow. Her career slowed greatly in the 1970s, with no big hits until 1974's "Then Came You" with the Spinners.

More hits and a few Grammies followed in the last two years of the 1960s. A 1967 LP called Here Where There Is Love became a big hit, as did her single "I Say A Little Prayer." Her next big hit was unusual in that was not written by Bacharach and David; "(Theme From) Valley of the Dolls" was a smash success, as was the follow-up, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?". Warwick weathered the British Invasion better than most American artists, and she released only a few minor hits in the late 1960s, most notably 1966's "Message to Michael". The song was a moderate hit, but the follow-ups were unsuccessful until 1964's "Anyone Who Had a Heart". This was followed by "Walk on By", a major hit in Britain.

Her first solo single was 1962's "Don't Make Me Over"; her name was misspelled on the credits, and she soon began using the new spelling ("Warwick"). She began singing gospel with her family. Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940 as Dionne Warrick) is an American singer, best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters. ISBN 0823084256.

Watson-Guptill Publications. The Soulful Divas: Personal Portraits of over a dozen divine divas from Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, & Diana Ross, to Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, & Janet Jackson. Nathan, David (1999). Ayres, Sabra: Dionne Warwick's Charges Dropped in Plea Bargain (http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread13055.shtml), Associated Press, June 5, 2002.

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