Reed Kailing ... Hello and Welcome to reedkailing.com

Reed Kailing ... Hello and Welcome to reedkailing.com

Reed Kailing ... Hello and Welcome to reedkailing.comReed Kailing ... Hello and Welcome to reedkailing.comReed Kailing ... Hello and Welcome to reedkailing.com

BRIEF BIO

I am Reed Kailing, a rock-and-roll veteran with affiliations in many great groups of the rock era. I have been a member of the Grass Roots, Player, and Badfinger. My many credits also include the Broadway run of Beatlemania, in which I played the role of Paul McCartney to rave reviews.


My musical biography is steeped in rock-and-roll tradition. Back in the 1960s, I was the lead member of the Milwaukee and Chicago based group known as the Destinations. I appeared weekly on and co-hosted the famous WLS radio deejay Art Roberts' Swinging Majority TV show, a Chicago-based version of American Bandstand, which aired Saturday afternoons over WCIU-TV, Channel 26.


I went on to join the ABC-TV/Filmation production of the animated Hardy Boys series, in which I performed the role of Frank Hardy. 


Later, I proceeded to become a member of the Grass Roots, a group associated with such blockbuster hits as "Midnight Confession," "Temptation Eyes," "Where Were You When I Needed You," "Two Divided by Love," and "Glory Bound."


Afterwards, I was instrumental in the formation of the group that ultimately came to be known as Player, and which released the 1977 smash hit, "Baby Come Back."


Still later in 1977, I went off to New York to perform the role of Paul McCartney in the Broadway production of Beatlemania at the WinterGarden Theatre.


Later on, I toured with Badfinger.


Some other highlights of my career include co-writing songs with Don Johnson and working with music luminaries such as Kiki Dee, and with John Lennon on one album.


Right now, I am now focusing on my solo career. My new ventures entail my updated website, www.reedkailing.com, and my recent CD entitled "Raw, Rare, Well-Done."

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