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Hootie & the Blowfish

Hootie & the Blowfish
Formed: 1989 in Columbia, SC
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld, Dean Felber
Biography: For a short time, Hootie & the Blowfish was the most popular band in America. Grunge music ruled the airwaves during the mid-'90s, but Hootie played a mainstream pop variation of blues-rock, and their easy-going sound netted them a string of Top 40 hits. Formed at the University of South Carolina, the ...Read full biography
Cracked Rear View
Released: 1994
Label: Atlantic Records
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Hootie & the Blowfish's debut album, Cracked Rear View, was the success story of 1994/1995, selling over 12 million copies. It's a startling, large number, especially for a new band, but in some ways, ...Read full review
Musical Chairs
Released: 1998
Label: Atlantic Records
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Although Hootie & the Blowfish delivered a fine second album, they had no hope of matching the phenomenal success of their debut, Cracked Rear View, so Fairweather Johnson was perceived as a flop, even ...Read full review