New York City (band)

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New York City was an American R&B vocal group. They formed in 1972 under the name "Tri-Boro Exchange", and all of the group's members had had significant experience singing in other vocal and doo-wop ensembles.[1]

Career[edit]

Under the direction of record producers Wes Farrell and Thom Bell, New York City released two albums and several hit singles, the biggest being 1973's "I'm Doin' Fine Now", which reached U.S. #17. They toured in 1973 with the Big Apple Band (two of whose members would later become part of Chic) as their backing band,[2] but after two albums, the group parted ways.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
U.S. Pop Singles[4] U.S. Black Singles[4] UK Singles Chart[5]
1973 "I'm Doin' Fine Now" 17 14 20
"Make Me Twice the Man" 93 44 -
1974 "Happiness Is" - 20 -
"Quick, Fast, In a Hurry" 79 19 -
1975 "Got to Get You Back in My Life" - 76 -
"Love Is What You Make It" 41 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Rodgers, Nile (2011). "Chapter 7". Le Freak. ISBN 9780679644033. 
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ a b Billboard Singles Allmusic.com.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 393. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.