The Young Adults

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The Young Adults were an American rock quintet based in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were formed by vocalist/saxophone player Bruce McCrae (aka Rudy Cheeks), vocalist/drummer David Hansen (aka Sport Fisher), drummer Jimmy Whittle, piano player Jeff Shore, guitarist Ed Vallee, and bassist Roy Gilley in the early 1970s.

The former founding Young Adults band member, Thom Enright, died on February 20, 2012, aged 59, from brain cancer.[1][2] [3]

in April 2016 McCrae as (The Fabulous Motels/The Young Adults/Rudy Cheeks) was among the inductees who were brought into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF).[4]

Discography[edit]

  • "Complex World/Beer", 1979, single, Genius Records
  • Helping Others, 1988, album, Heartbreak Hits
Side A
  1. "Complex World" (4:39)
  2. "A Power Tool Is Not a Toy" (4:12)
  3. "Beer" (3:04)
  4. "Summer Song" (3:45)
  5. "Men" (6:10)
Side B
  1. "Meat Rampage" (4:58)
  2. "Christmas In Japan In July" (3:20)
  3. "Meeting Girls" (3:41)
  4. "New Deal" (3:57)
  5. "Drunken Celebrities" (5:42)

Members[edit]

  • Bruce McCrae (aka Rudy Cheeks) - vocals, saxophone, percussion
  • David Hansen (aka Sport Fisher) - vocals, drums, guitar
  • Jeff Shore - piano
  • Ed Vallee - guitar
  • Roy Gilley - bass
  • Thom Enright - bass, guitar (died 2012)
  • John Rufo - bass
  • Tom Dequattro - drums (died 2013)
  • Paul ILL - bass
  • Jim Whittle - drums (died 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thom Enright". Thomenright.com. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  2. ^ Lennon, Sheila (21 February 2012). "Blues guitarist Thom Enright,59, dies of brain cancer". Providence Journal. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ Scharfenberg, David (21 February 2012). "Enright Dies". Providence Phoenix. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  4. ^ ChrisS. "GoLocalProv | Lifestyle | Herb Weiss: Abate Joins Exclusive Class of Musicians". GoLocalProv. Retrieved 2017-07-27.

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