John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is the name of an American rock band of the 1970s and 1980s, from Narragansett, Rhode Island. Originally known as simply Beaver Brown, the group (consisting of John Cafferty (born ca. 1950) on vocals and rhythm guitar, Gary Gramolini on guitar, Patrick Lupo on bass, Kenny Jo Silva on drums, Bobby Cotoia on piano, and Michael “Tunes” Antunes on saxophone) started out as a New England bar band and initially established a popular following throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
They achieved their greatest fame when they performed the music of a “Springsteen-esque” fictional band in the hit 1983 movie Eddie and the Cruisers. The soundtrack album from the film reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and produced a #7 hit single (“On the Dark Side”) on the Billboard Hot 100. “On the Dark Side” also reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for five weeks.
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band – “On the Dark Side”
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