The Rascals were the 1st rock band in the world. From 1965-1970 they reigned atop the charts, turning out one hit after another...                                                        learn more >

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‘GOOD LOVIN’’ CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
The Young Rascals Topped Billboard Hot 100 in 1966
 
It’s been 50 years since The Young Rascals scored a No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with one of their biggest hits that helped define a generation, “Good Lovin.’”
 
In 1965, Felix Cavaliere formed ‘The Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge.
 
“Good Lovin’” with Cavaliere’s signature blue-eyed soul voice, The Young Rascals leveraged the hit for stardom. Signed to Atlantic Records and now called The Rascals, they followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’” (No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968).
 
“There is no better feeling than to hear your song on the radio,” Cavaliere said from his Nashville home. “We were young kids and we just wanted to play music – Good Lovin’ really surprised us as a hit, but as they say, the rest is history. People still associate that song with us, and we’re all so proud that it’s been a part of many generations’ lives.”
 
The Rascals disbanded in 1972. They are inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Cavaliere is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Hammond Hall of Fame. The Pellham, N.Y., native is a 2015 ASCAP Harry Chapin Legacy Award Winner.
 
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals continue to tour today and are currently on select dates with 60s hit makers, The Zombies. 
 
Felix Cavailere’s Rascals 2016 Tour Dates
 
Saturday, May 21 | Welmont Theater | Montclair, N.J.*
Sunday, May 22 | Westbury Theater | Westbury, N.Y.*
Tuesday, May 24 | Count Basie Theater | Red Bank, N.J.*
Sunday, May 29 | Belvedere Festival Park (Abbey Road on the River) | Louisville, Ky.
Thursday, June 16 | San Diego County Fair | Del Mar, Calif.
Saturday, June 18 | Morongo Casino | Cabazon, Calif.
Friday, June 24 | Golden Nugget Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
Saturday, June 25 | Golden Nugget Casino | Atlantic City, N.J.
Monday, July 4 | Festival Park | Elgin, Ill.
Saturday, July 16 | Hoover Auditorium | Lakeside, Ohio.
Saturday, July 23 | Barnstable County Fair | Falmouth, Mass.
Saturday, August 20 | Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls | Black River Falls, Wis.
Sunday, August 28 | West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center | West Hampton, N.Y.
 
*With The Zombies
 
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Have you been to a show lately? Tell us about it. Thanks to Bill & Ginny from Atlanta, GA. 
 

We just went to you concert in Milwaukee and it was fabulous. We also saw you in Waukegan last Christmas season. We love your concerts. Why don't you do any in our area. We live in Atlanta, GA.

Thanks for keeping your wonderful music and positive attitude alive.

Ed and Ginny







Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY - You rocked it! Thanks to all the fans that joined us at the Saturday, January 16, SOLD OUT concert. 




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Thank you to all the fans and new fans that came to the 2015 Rockin' The Holidays with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals shows! 2016 is looking great.

The first-ever Flower Power Cruise is officially SOLD OUT! Felix can't wait to see everyone aboard the high seas for an amazing adventure and fun-filled musical journey. 

Stay tuned for more news and shows! 


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It's beginning to look a lot like…..Rockin' The Holidays with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals! 
Come join in the season of miracles and warm your hearts with the soul, the sounds, and the spirit Felix and the gang will bring this year! 







Felix is so pleased to have received the 2015 Harry Chapin Legacy Award from WhyHunger. His friend Paul Shaffer inducted him on June 23. Stay tuned for more photos! 

Photo credit: Diane Bondareff for WhyHunger


Photo credit: Diane Bondareff for WhyHunger

Photo credit: Diane Bondareff for WhyHunger




FELIX JOINS BILLY JOEL ON STAGE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN FOR #GOODLOVIN

Anyone else have goosebumps from this? AMAZING EXPERIENCE! 







CAVALIERE NAMED ASCAP HARRY CHAPIN LEGACY AWARD WINNER
 
Legendary, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and The Rascals’ founder, Felix Cavaliere, will be honored at the 40th annual WhyHunger Chapin Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, when long time friend Paul Schaffer presents his award at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York City.
 
Cavaliere will receive the ASCAP Harry Chapin Legacy Award for his humanitarian contributions. Previous honorees include Yoko Ono, Peter Noone, Wyclef Jean, Elvis Costello and many more.
 
“I’m incredibly humbled by this honor and pour my thanks to the WhyHunger organization,” Cavaliere, who’s 50-year reign in the music industry includes the Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame. “I believe in their mission, I admire the late Harry Chapin’s social activism. Music can heal, it can transform. We must use it to better the world. We must all do our part to end world hunger and poverty.”
 
In 1965, Cavaliere formed the ‘Young Rascals.’ They caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’” (No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.
 
The Rascals disbanded in 1972. Cavaliere’s solo career flourished as he released his self-titled debut album. His follow-up albums were “Destiny” (1974), “Castles in the Air” (1979) (“Castles in the Air” produced another Top 40 hit – “Only a Heart Sees” reached No. 2), “Dreams in Motion” (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Crooper, on the Grammy-nominated “Nudge it Up a Notch” and again in 2010 with “Midnight Flyer.”





March 7th Show
2015 Classic Rock & Roll Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals performed and the event was hosted by Nicko
Over $400,000 was raised for Homesafe.org

Felix, Cesare Sabatini, and Nicko McBrain (Ironmaiden). Photo courtesy of Tracey Benson. 




The message has always been to stand for peace, love, and happiness. For legendary singer songwriter, FELIX CAVALIERE, making people feel good is primary to his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; FELIX CAVALIERE continues to remind us to keep listening for the world’s beauty. 
The classically trained pianist, born in Pelham, New York, idolized Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cook. FELIX CAVALIERE embraced the Hammond Organ and pioneered a fresh, rock and roll sound. Upon leaving Syracuse University to form the Escorts, and become a backup musician for Joe Dee and the Starliters and later Sandy Scott, who knew that his legendary next stop would be the beginning of an illustrious hall of fame career.
 
Early in 1965, FELIX CAVALIERE formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’(No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.
 
By the early 70s, The Rascals experimented with more jazz-influenced sounds, and moved to Columbia Records. The Rascals disbanded in 1972. FELIX CAVALIERE’s solo career thrived during this decade. He released his self-titled debut album with Todd Rundgren at the producer helm. His follow-up albums were Destiny (1974), Castles in the Air (1979) (Castle in the Air produced another Top 40 hit – “Only a Heart Sees” reached No. 2), Dreams in Motion (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Crooper, on the Grammy-nominated Nudge it Up a Notch and again in 2010 with Midnight Flyer.
 
FELIX CAVALIERE calls Nashville home base, where he is constantly collaborating and writing new material. He’s also finishing his memoir and has an active tour schedule with FELIX CAVALIERE’S RASCALS. 



 

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