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20/20

Source:
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Author(s):
Colin LarkinColin Larkin

20/20 

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo completed the line-up featured on the group’s early work for Bomp!, a leading independent label, which in turn inspired a major contract with Columbia Records ’ subsidiary Portrait. 20/20 was produced by former Sparks vocalist Earl Mankey and featured newcomer Chris Silagyi (keyboards). Despite commercial indifference, its superior brand of power pop was a critical success, and drew favourable comparisons with the Dwight Twilley Band. Gallo was later replaced by Joel Turrisi (ex-Gary Valentine And The Know), but when successive, meritorious albums failed to further the group’s career, 20/20 was disbanded.

    ALBUMS

  • 20/20 (Portrait 1979) ٭ ٭ ٭ ٭

  • Look Out (Portrait 1981) ٭ ٭ ٭

  • Sex Trap (Portrait 1983) ٭ ٭ ٭

See also Records, Sparks, Dwight Twilley.