On June 25,The New York Times Magazine listed Franke and the Knockouts among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the Universal fire. The group disbanded inhaving achieved three top 40 U.
Franke and the Knockouts' original version of "Hungry Eyes" was later featured as a bonus track on a re-release of the Makin' the Point album, and was also included, along with the original version of " I've Had The Time of My Life," on the band's The Sweetheart Collection compilation. The group toured and appeared on shows wyo as Fridays and American Bandstand.
As they were looking ahead to record a follow-up album indrummer Claude LeHenaff parted ways with the band. Several years before the breakup, the group also wrote and released the original versions of Eric Carmen 's hit single " Hungry Eyes " as well as the song " I've Had The Time of My Life ", both wyo which were featured in the film Dirty Dancing.
The lone album Franke and the Knockouts would release with MCA, Makin' the Point appeared later infailing to match the success of their work.
ed by Millennium Recordsthis lineup released their self-titled debut album inscoring a top ten hit with " Sweetheart ". Band membership shifted considerably throughout recording sessions for the group's third album. Continuing on as a quintet once again, the group recorded their second album, Below the Belt with session drummer Al Wotton, who had ly performed on albums by Mark Farner and Rachel Sweet.
Shortly after the album's release later infuture Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres came on board to officially fill LeHenaff's spot on the kit. Another single, "You're My Girl" also cracked the top I know baby it's hard to be strong Just take the good with the bad And don't think you're alone 'Cause I know all your sad goodbyes 'Cause I've been there before To help you dry your eyes Sweetheart Who love you from the start Who treats you like a star Oh sweetheart Who loves you baby Who loves you wrong or right Wife want real sex Stockton you're the spark in my life Yeah day and night And when trouble a-keeps knockin' Down your door Just call on me babe And it sweetheart who loved you from the start be 'round no more Sweetheart oh I know, yes I know No matter how long I'll be by your side Singing this song.
History[ edit ] Franke and the Knockouts formed inwith the original lineup including Previte as frontman, Billy Elworthy on guitar, Blake Levinsohn on keyboards, Leigh Foxx on bass, and Claude LeHenaff on drums. This single would be the sseetheart biggest hit, peaking at 10 in the U.
Keyboardist Tommy Ayers, who had played a key role performing on the debut album, became an official member of the band soon thereafter, expanding the lineup to six.