Starland Vocal Band
Starland Vocal Band is an American rock band, known primarily for "Afternoon Delight", one of the biggest singles in 1976 (see 1976 in music). The group began as Fat City, a husband/wife duo of Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert. Nivert and Danoff wrote "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads", both big hits for John Denver. The latter song is the de facto state song of West Virginia, although it has no official status as such. They recorded several albums before making a group called the Starland Vocal Band.
Their debut was Starland Vocal Band, which included "Afternoon Delight". The song was a hit, and the album topped the charts too. They won two and were nominated for five Grammy Awards. The follow-up, Rear View Mirror was a failure in comparison, and the band broke up by 1980, unable to match their previous success (see 1980 in music). Each of the band members has gone on to solo careers.