Lonnie Simmons

Lonnie Simmons

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lonnie Simmons is an American record producer from Los Angeles, California. He is founder and president of the now-defunct Total Experience Records. As a composer, he wrote several #1 R&B songs for his label's major acts, The Gap Band and Yarbrough and Peoples. Lonnie Simmons operated an LA nightclub in the mid-1970s called "The Total Experience." Simmons' nightclub booked R&B-oriented musical acts, and Simmons interest in music led him to buy a studio. He obtained a distribution deal with Mercury/Polygram Records in 1977. That same year, he signed a little-known R&B act, the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band. The band, consisting of twelve members, reduced themselves to three brothers and shortened their name to the band's initials, becoming the Gap Band. Their first Total Experience produced single, 1979's "Shake" went to #4 on the R&B charts.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134979643
  • 9786134979641