20/20 (band)


20/20 (band)

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Name = 20/20


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Origin = Tulsa Oklahoma
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Years_active = 1975 or 1976-1983, and 1995-2005
Label = Bomp! Records, Portrait Records, Oglio Records
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Current_members = Steve Allen
Ron Flynt
Mike Gallo
Chris Silagyi
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20/20 were an American power pop band from Tulsa, Oklahoma. They were active from 1975 to 1983 and reunited during the mid 1990's to the late 1990's. Steve Allen and Ron Flynt formed the band in Tulsa in 1975 or 1976, and decided to move to Los Angeles in 1977 after fellow Tulsa natives Phil Seymour and Dwight Twilley met with success. Once in Los Angeles, they met with Mike Gallo, who joined the band on drums. The Three-piece band signed with Greg Shaw's Bomp! Records in 1978 to record a single. Between the release of the single, and their first LP on Portrait Records, Chris Silagyi joined the band as a keyboardist.

Two of their songs appear on the Rhino Records compilation D.I.Y.: Shake It Up: American Power Pop II (1978-80). Their song "Yellow Pills" was featured in the 2006 video game .

Personnel

Steve Allen (guitar, vocals)
Ron Flynt (bass, vocals)
Mike Gallo (drums) (1977-1981?)
Chris Silagyi (keyboards) (1979-1983),
Joel Turrisi (drums)(1979-1983) Bill Belknap (drums) (1984?-1983, 1995-2005)

Break-up in 1983

After not having success, and, in-fact owing money to record labels from advances, the band broke up. Steve Allen went to work for Warner Brothers records and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Ron Flynt moved back to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chris Silagyi became a record producer. Joel Turrisi became a actor and works in other areas of film & music.

Current activities

Four band members now operate Four different recording studios in three different cities.
Ron Flynt - Jumping Dog Studio in Austin, Texas.
Steve Allen - Blue Planet Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bill Belknap - Long Branch Studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Joel Turrisi - VFG Productions/Panaview filters in West Hollywood CA.
The band will be making a reunion appearance at the Wild Weekend Power Pop Festival in Austin Texas on August 30, 2008 at The Mohawk nightclub.

Discography

Albums

ingles

*"Giving It All / Under The Freeway" Bomp! Records, 1978
*"Cheri"/"Backyard guys" Portrait Records, 1979
*"Strange Side of Love" 1981

Tracks on compilations

*"I Need Someone", "Drive" on "Waves Anthology Vol.1" compilation on Bomp! Records, 1979
*"Song of the Universe" Yellow Pills Volume One, Big Deal Records
*"Giving It All" and "Yellow Pills" on "D.I.Y.: Shake It Up: American Power Pop II (1978-80)" Rhino Records, 199?
*"Screaming," "Drive," and "Under The Freeway" on "The Roots Of Powerpop" compilation on Bomp! Records, 1996
*"Day After Day" (Badfinger cover) "Come & Get It, A Tribute to Badfinger," Copper Records, 1997


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