- Butch-Feliciano Tavares, born on 18 may 1948.
- Chubby-Antone Lee Tavares, born June 2, 1945.
- Pooch-Arthur Lee Tavares, born on 12 november 1943.
- Ralph-Ralph Viera Tavares, born on 10 december 1942.
- Tiny-Perry Lee Tavares, born on 24 October 1949.
The Tavares brothers started to act in 1963 as "Chubby and the Turnpikes", when the youngest brother was thirteen years. To do this, the brothers with their father while he sang them with his guitar. He sang Cape-Verdiaanse world music. That changed when (step) brother John are turntable with Temptations and Four Tops pictures huize Tavares in bore. For years they performed first as "Chubby and the Turnpikes" on a tour in Italy in 1971 after their family name and group name. During that tour were Lola Falana and Leroy Gomez also contributed, with the latter in Europe lagged behind. In 1973 , the band signed with Capitol Records, after which they scored their first hit (Check it Out). During the recording of their first album also did brother Victor (born 4 May 1947), but still not much later he stepped from the group.
1975 was a good year for the band; they made an album with the hits Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel, a number one hit in multiple countries and Don't Take Away The Music. Because many of their hits had a R & Bbackground, this gave the group the image of a discoact. This image was reinforced participated in the soundtrack of the film Saturday Night Fever in 1977. The Group recorded the song More Than a Woman(originally by the Bee Gees), which was not hit in Netherlands . However, the soundtrack was very successful. It supplied Tavares their only Grammy Award on.
On their later albums, the disco-influence somewhat, but this disappeared also the great success. Early 80 's Tavares left Capitol Records to sign with RCA. Ralph Tavares left the Group In 1983, and brother Victor replaced him a number of years during the so-called ' remixes ' by Ben Liebrand, disappeared again and also Tiny left in the 90 's. The other three brothers continued touring. However, In January 2009, Tiny back to the group. So they performed with his keep in the Heineken Music Hall and in Brummen (on the same day!) and gave an interview with the tv program makers Chats. From New Bedford, a suburb of Boston, they are regularly found in the local venues. So they performed on August 20, 2011 on to their father to honor Felicano ' Flash ' Tavares , which rose again to the stage even brother Victor are hit with Tavares Check it Out to sing.
On June 12, 2012 will be the solo cd of Chubby Tavares be launched. Lorae also granddaughter born in 1996 by Tiny many nice on the road.
In 2013 do they made a guest appearance in a sold out concert series at the Toppers.
- Check it Out 1973-1974
- Hard Core Poetry 1974
- In the City 1975
- Sky High 1976
- Love Storm 1977
- The Best of 1977
- Future Bound 1978
- Madam Butterfly 1978-1979
- Supercharged 1979
- Love Uprising 1980
- Love Line 1981
- Victor Tavares 1981
- New Directions 1982
- Words and Music 1983
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel||1976||1 (2 wk)||15||# 1 in the National hit parade|
|Don't Take Away The Music||1976||3||10||# 5 in the National hit parade|
|Whodunit||1977||8||10||# 7 in the national hit parade|
|More Than A Woman||1978||-||-||# 34 in the national hit parade|
|A Penny For Your Thoughts||1982||-||-||# 45 in the National hit parade|
|Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Hands off the music mix)||1985||-||-||# 48 in the national hit parade|
|Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel||1985||8||9||Ben Liebrand mix/# 11 in the National hit parade|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Heaven must be missing an angel||439||569||455||567||467||525||521||511||599||523||457||402||599||565||580|
|Don't take away the music||-||1880||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|More than a woman||1922||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|