Talk:KC and the Sunshine Band

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This article really should mention their success from 1975 to 1980, not gloss over it by saying "well, they were successful, and that's all you need to know." Mike H (Talking is hot) 23:48, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

The band also had a fan club -- I know from personal experience as my sister and I were members and we received shiny membership cards -- and they literally dominated New Year's Eve on television in 1975-76. I agree that more should be added to show how dominant they were that year. Chesspride (talk) 07:00, 7 November 2015 (UTC)


I remember a few interviews of Greek traditional clarinet player Petroloukas Halkias, where he mentioned that "That's The Way (I Like It)" was actually a reworking of an improvisation of his by Harry Wayne Casey, who, during a jam session, pretty much told Halkias "I'll take this riff of yours and show you how it can become a massive hit". Actually, I happen to have an issue of Greek Hi-Fi and music magazine "Ήχος Εικόνα" (Sound Vision - where he reiterates this story laying around somewhere. It doesn't look like he's laying any claim to profits from that single's sales (as he's been too busy exploring improvisations and crossovers between traditional Greek and Indian music over the past years); it seems more like he's trying to encourage other Greek musicians to go out there and try their luck in the international market. When I get back to my stash of issues from that magazine, I'll post a write-up about this. Elp gr 10:49, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Found the issue and the article. It's in the February 2004 issue. Elp gr 22:33, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Started Album Pages[edit]

I am starting the album pages today. Should finish by Friday (March 13).... Weatherman90 02:40, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve[edit]

Some mention should be made of their appearances on Dick Clark's new years eve shows. I think they made at least 3 live appearances with at least one replay of a previous performance of "get down tonight" in a year they weren't live. I've heard them enough on new years eve over the years that "get down tonight", and to a lesser extent "shake shake shake" had become the difinitive sounds of the new years eve experience.

info on former members[edit]

Geo8rge (talk) 16:33, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Chicken Legs?[edit]

Is there a source for the "Kentucky Fried Chicken" endorsement sentence? Because it sure sounds like a joke! FlaviaR (talk) 19:13, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Moved from article[edit]

The History on this page is correct please refrain from changing or altering the information on this page. If this continues I as owner of the name KC & The Sunshine band will have the wikipedia page completely removed. Please respect this request and refrain from altering this page again so that others can continue to enjoy the information provided...Thank You

The KCSB Offices

-added by

Adhere to the facts... and not history as YOU see it, Moderator![edit]

It is requested that the CORRECT founding and origins of "KC and The Sunshine Band" be reflected on this page. The band was co-founded by both Mr. Casey and by my client, Richard Finch. Whomever is editing this page is doing Mr. Casey a great disservice by altering historical facts (which Mr. Casey also details in his own autobiography) while also erasing my client's part in co-founding this ensemble which is well documented in the entertainment industry and throughout other media outlets, both in print and on the Internet.

I will also bring this site to the attention Mr. David Bercuson (Mr. Casey's legal counsel) who is also adamant (as are we) about adhering to the facts and not upon independent speculation on the part of whomever is ineffectively maintaining the online presence of Mr. Casey and/or KC and the Sunshine Band here on Wikipedia.

I would also like to bring to your attention that there are significant grammatical errors throughout your postings, which is disrespectful to Mr. Casey, his known level of professionalism and to the legacy he co-created with my client. I hope in the future that Mr. Casey will require you to pass all updates and materials through him first for an editor's review vs. you being allowed to post any additional missives not befitting his legacy and reputation for excellence. LoniRR (talk) 22:04, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Hwcasey, 6 December 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Hi This is KC of KC & The Sunshine Band owner of trademark can you please remove from the members section Rick Benedetto-trumpet, gigi thesman-dancer, nick marinovich keyboards they are no longer part of our orginization. also REMOVE Tommy Martin from Past memebers I have no idea who this person is they were never a part of the band..... also add in Charles Williams Trombone in the past memebers. under MEMBERS please add in Bill Dowling -Trumpet...Lisa Marie Torres-Dancer....Chris Cadenhead-Keyboards

Thank you Harry Wayne Casey

Hwcasey (talk) 11:00, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

I've made adjustments to the current and old line ups, as per your request. Kingturtle = (talk) 16:59, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

List order in infobox[edit]

  • For current members - is alphabetical by last name preferred?
  • For past members - is it by section, then alphabetical by last name?
  • What is the preferred capitalization of instrument: (Percussion) or (percussion). Does capitalization have meaning?

--Lexein (talk) 08:10, 16 August 2012 (UTC)