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48 Years of Music History

50 Years of Music History

Beginning in 1959, The Fabulous Chancellors have enjoyed over fifty years of recognition as a classic rock 'n' roll show and dance band. With nearly thirty original recorded songs on six completed album collections, The Fabulous Chancellors have also distinguished themselves on record, two of which, "Diamond in the Sky" and "Hey Girl," achieved substantial national airplay and popularity in the early 60's. Two 1990 recordings, "(Me and My Baby Like) Old Songs" and the tongue-in-cheek "I'm Cool" subsequently achieved widespread airplay across the nation on select radio stations. The 2006 release, Anthology, 1990-2006, features the band's most popular tunes from that period as well as original songs and live performances.

In 2010, The Chancellors released its most recent CD, Livin' on Rock 'n' Roll. Along with crowd-pleasing covers (including two a'capella tracks), the band re-recorded two originals with the new lineup: "Your Love Ain't Easy" and the favorite "(Me and My Baby Like) Old Songs". This CD was released with great success at the 600-seat Nampa Civic Center in Idaho at The Chancellors' first purely concert setting as stand-alone headliners in 20 years - - the first of many to come.

In the early 60's The Fabulous Chancellors rocketed to fame in the Northwest with their high-energy rock 'n' roll presentation. Based in Boise, Idaho, the band played sold-out local and regional teen clubs, leading to show performances with rising recording artists on tour as The Cavalcade of Stars. Although this original group disbanded in 1969, the banner of The Fabulous Chancellors remained an undying memory in the minds of countless fans.

In 1989, with the blessing of the founding members, Ross Miller re-formed The Fabulous Chancellors with one-time Chancellors bassist, Lou Mathews. Joining them were Joe Baldassarre and Grant Green, who filled out an all-Boise lineup, and the band was on its way once again. A 1990 reunion event that included the founders of the band created such excitement among area Chancellors’ fans, that the venue was filled to “standing room only” as a testimonial to the band's lasting legacy.

Since that time, The Fabulous Chancellors have enjoyed continuous success in their home state of Idaho, and beyond, including repeat appearances with the popular Concerts at Sea Oldies Cruise.

The Fabulous Chancellors have been honored to work with, or open for some of the most famous recording artists in all of rock 'n' roll, including Merrilee Rush, Brian Hyland, Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Tokens, The Diamonds, The Byrds, The Turtles, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bill Haley's Original Comets, and Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters, in addition to many others.

Since the band's inception with Tom Lowe and Dale Rich in 1959, there have been over 30 musicians in the Chancellors’ fraternity. Despite personnel changes, the format and purpose of The Fabulous Chancellors has remained constant: to provide the best possible entertainment for each and every fan, and to keep the memories of good times rock 'n' roll alive and well.

The current lineup of The Fabulous Chancellors is: Ross Miller, Joe Baldassarre, Jamie Jensen, Jon McKay, Randy Steward and Dave Dineen.

 

 

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