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Official Press Biography
James Barry Keefer,
born in Philadelphia on May 17,1949, started his music career in the early
60's with his first band The Admirations, who recorded one single for
Columbia Records entitled "Caravan of Lonely Men." Soon after the recording
of "Caravan," he was discovered while performing at a school dance by radio
DJ Kal Rudman. Rudman introduced Keefer to Mercury Records' executive Jerry
Ross, who then signed him to the Mercury label and renamed him "Keith." He
recorded his first solo single "Ain't Gonna Lie," which placed in the US Top
40 charts. "98.6," Keith's best-known song and his biggest hit, was released
in January 1967, charting as a top ten single. Keith charted with two other
songs in 1967, "Tell Me To My Face" and "Daylight Savin Time."
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Keith is still active
in the music business and continues to write, record and perform. In the
1980's Keith set up his own record label A.I.R. Records and produced albums
for several local California bands. Over the last few years, he has been
especially busy with numerous radio interviews, to which he is happy to
oblige. Aside from music, he is a successful part of the TV Industry,
working on hit shows such as Judge Judy and Dr. Phil.
Today, fans all across
the world still seek out Keith's music. It's almost a guarantee that someone
you meet will know the words to his top ten smash hit "98.6." His fans look
forward to seeing him in concert performing his best-loved hits, whether as
the main act or along with other top acts of the 60's.
Ain’t Gonna Lie -Top twenty on Billboard 1967.
98.6 - #7 on the Billboard Charts 1967
Tell Me to my Face - Top Forty song on Billboard 1967.
Daylight Savin Time - Top Forty song on Billboard 1967.
98.6/Ain't Gonna Lie –1967 Mercury Records
Out of Crank – 1967 Mercury Records
Adventures of Keith – 1969 RCA Records
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