It’s a Knockout!
Quote from SOULWALKING
Formed in Queens, New York, U.S.A. The brainchild of Eric Matthew (real name Joe Tucci) and Gary Turnier, Gary’s Gang were a small group of musicians in New York who recorded live in a garage at the back of Eric’s house. The writing and production chores were handled, jointly, by Joe and Gary. It was here they made their debut single ‘Keep On Dancin’ which sold half a million copies around the world and was a U.K. Top 10 hit (1978). The drums were played by Gary Turnier on the song. It was co-written by Eric Matthew and released in the U.K. by CBS (licenced from Sam Records). Their CBS follow-up was ‘Let’s Love Dance Tonight’ (U.K. Top 50 in 1979). In 1982 they returned with ‘Knock Me Out’ (U.K. Top 50) for Arista before Eric Matthew wrote and produced ‘Makin’ Music’ for the Radar Records label in 1983. In 1990 ‘Keep On Dancin’ was remixed by Hollywood Impact, and released by BCM Records in the U.K. Gary Turnier went on to play the drums on ‘Love Insurance’ by Front Page, and he produced ‘The Beat Is Mine’ by Vicki D.