DescriptionJohn Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is an American rock band from Rhode Island which began its career in the 1970s and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s. Originally known as simply Beaver Brown, they got their name from longtime friend William Bosworth.
They first achieved success with a 1980 self-released single pairing two of their songs, “Wild Summer Nights” and “Tender Years”, which sold over 10,000 copies and had radio play up and down the Atlantic seaboard.
Despite their success, the act was ignored by the major labels due to persistent critical comparisons to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. They finally achieved international success when producer Kenny Vance, a longtime fan, offered them the score to a movie soundtrack he was helming based on a best-selling novel about a legendary bar band, Eddie and the Cruisers…
Eddie and the Cruisers, a major rock ‘n’ roll band in the early ’60s, fell off the radar when singer Eddie (Michael Paré) vanished after a dispute over their experimental second album. Nearly 20 years later, journalist Maggie Foley (Ellen Barkin) tracks down the old Cruisers to see if she can unravel the secret of Eddie’s disappearance. By piecing together the band members’ stories, she hopes to find the missing master tapes to the lost LP, and also solve the mystery of Eddie’s ultimate fate.