From the mid-to-late '70s, KC & the Sunshine Band racked up some of the era's biggest, hedonistic disco-funk hits. Although many disparaged the lack of social value of songs like "Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty)," the fact that the boys sold 75 million records suggests that that wasn't a concern for many record buyers.
Although KC & the Sunshine Band was at least nominally a band, it was more truthfully a loose conglomeration of many musicians lead by primary songwriters Richard Finch and Harry Wayne Casey, who met whilst packing records for Miami's T.K. Records in 1972. Finch was an Indiana native whose family moved to Hialeah, Florida when he was a baby. He got his first bass in his early teens... Read More