Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
Today it is used in a Taco Bell Commercial, but in 1976 it was one of the most popular songs of the summer. One that was loved by many then, but within a few years hated by many of those who loved it.
The Starland Vocal band was made up of the married couple Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert along with Jon Carroll and Margot Chapman. Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert had been working together for a number of years as Fat City and along with John Denver composed the 1971 hit song “Take me Home, Country Roads”.
It became a number-one U.S. Billboard Hot 100 single on July 10, 1976. It also reached number one in Canada.
The band would win the Best New Artist Grammy in 1977.
In the summer of 1977 the group was the host of a Summer Variety TV Series on CBS simply called The Starland Vocal Band Show.
While not the only song that the band released, they could still be considered a One-hit wonder since it was the only song of theirs that charted above 66.