No Authority

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No Authority
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresR&B, teen pop
Years active1995–2003
LabelsWork, MJJ Music
Associated actsRodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
Past membersJosh Keaton
Tommy McCarthy
Ricky Rebel
Eric "Stretchy" Stretch
Danny Zavatsky

No Authority, was an American boyband, who was signed to Michael Jackson's record label MJJ music. They are known for their singles, "Don't Stop", "Girlfriend", (which was featured on the Trippin' soundtrack.) and "Can I Get Your Number".[1]


The group, which original members consisted of Josh Keaton, Ricky Godinez (who now performs under the name Ricky Rebel), Eric "Stretchy" Stretch and Danny Zavatsky, were based in Los Angeles, California. They performed in local venues in the Los Angeles area until a music producer sent a demo tape they made to Michael Jackson himself. He later signed them to a record contract with his label MJJ music.[2]

Their debut single "Don't Stop" was written and produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. It was a moderate hit with the Billboard pop and urban charts. Their debut album, "Keep On", was later released on the MJJ and Sony Work labels, with moderate success. After that, releasing a few other singles from their debut album that went uncharted. Josh Keaton, withdrew himself from the group and Godinez, Stretch and Zavatsky continued to stay with the group. Tommy McCarthy joined the group soon after Keaton left, and the group was signed to an album deal with Maverick.[3] They released the single, "Can I Get Your Number",[4] which was a moderate success in the pop charts. Their eponymous second album "No Authority", with Maverick records did not do well at all commercially. The group disbanded shortly after this.[5]

Josh Keaton is known for being the voice of Spider-Man and Spyro the Dragon. Ricky Rebel (who was known as Ricky Godinez during his time in the group) is still performing and was on tour as a backup performer with Britney Spears.[6]



Year Album title
1997 Keep On
2000 No Authority


Year Song title
1997 "Don't Stop"
1998 "Up and Down"
1998 "One More Time"
1998 "Girlfriend"
2000 "Can I Get Your Number"
2000 "What I Wanna Do"


  1. ^ "No Authority". Discogs. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "No Authority". 30 August 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "No Authority - 'No Authority'". Allmusic. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Hay, Carla (July 29, 2000). "Popular Uprisings". Billboard. 112 (31): 21. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "No Authority - No Authority - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. ^ Bain, Katie (22 February 2016). "How Ricky Rebel Went From Closeted Boy Band Singer to Glammed-Up Gay Pop Star". Retrieved 16 October 2017.

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