Larry Chance (born October 19, 1940) is an American musical artist, and the lead singer of the popular 1960s Doo Wop group Larry Chance and the Earls, originally known as The Earls.Read More...
He was born Larry Figueiredo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon moving to the Bronx, New York, Larry originally formed his group as The Hi-Hatters. The group was eventually rechristened The Earls and Larry changed his last name to Chance, after the record label. In 1962, the Earls' single "Remember Then" was a huge national hit. Other records entered the charts, including "Never" (top 5 on the local New York charts), "Life Is But a Dream" (top 10 on the local New York charts), and "I Believe", considered an East Coast classic. Other recordings include "Looking For My Baby" and "Kissing". Albums include "Remember Me Baby", "The Earls: Today", "The Earls - LIVE", "Earl Change", and "Streets of the Bronx".
Larry also had a short-lived solo career in the late 1960s, but as the oldies revival scene started a strong run in the early 1970s and 1980s, the Earls became one of the most requested groups in the Doo Wop genre and Larry returned to the group. They continue to perform actively and remain very popular on the oldies circuit.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Jingle Bell Rock - 59 plays
- I'll Be Home for Christmas - 42 plays
- Teach Me Tonight - 25 plays
- My Heart's Desire - Bonus Track - 17 plays
- Remember Then - 8 plays
- Tonight Could Be The Night - Bonus Track - 9 plays
- I Believe - 9 plays
- I Who Have Nothing - 8 plays
- For Your Precious Love - 6 plays
- God Gave Me The Talent - 6 plays