DANBURY, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Danbury’s Felix Cavaliere!
Cavaliere, who has owned a home in Danbury, turns 74 on Sunday. The singer, songwriter, music producer and musician was born Nov. 29, 1942, in Pelham, N.Y.
He joined The Stereos band and moved on to form The Escorts. He later produced albums by other artists such as Laura Nyro and Jimmie Spheeris.
He is best known for his association with The Young Rascals during the 1960s and sang vocals on six of their successful singles. He also associated with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul and Steve Cropper.
He had a solo hit with "Only A Lonely Heart Sees" (1980), which made No. 36 in the Billboard Pop 100 chart and No. 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame of the National Academy of Popular Music. He is currently reunited with his band mates and their tour, entitled Once Upon A Dream.
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