Larry Shannon Hargrove

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Jun 2009
A look at Larry Shannon Hargrove
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LARRY SHANNON HARGROVE.

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 A LOOK AT LARRY SHANNON HARGROVE, THE ARTIST.

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"LED BATTER" AND "LABEL" IN THE 197O'S, HE WROTE THE HIT SONG, "HOW CAN YOU WIN", WHICH WAS FEATURED ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS NATIONWIDE. HIS LOS VEGAS BROADWAY STYLED BIG BAND AND LIGHT SHOW WITH HIS RHINESTONE STUD­DED SUITS WAS HIS SIGNATURE FLAIR THAT DAZZLED THE CROWDS.

HE WAS MANAGER OF "THE MARK III SHOW BAND", "THE TECHNIQUES" AND "THE FUNK BAND". OPENING

SHOWS AND WORKING WITH ACTS SUCH AS "TYRONE DAVIS", "BOBBY WOMACK",

"BETTY WRIGHT", "THE CHI-LITES", "BARBARA ACKLIN", "BO-BO MR. SOUL", "JAMES

BROWN" AND MANY MORE. HE HAS WRITTEN SONGS FOR MAJOR ACTS SUCH AS JOE

LAGON OF "THE MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY" AND "BO WILLIAMS".

AS A DETERMINED ENTREPRENEUR, HE BECAME THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO OWN A LIMOUSINE COMPANY IN AUSTIN. TEXAS AND PART OWNER OF THE SOUL FACTORY- THE PLACE TO GO TO IN THE 7O'S, A BIG NIGHT CLUB. WITH HIS POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND ABIL­ITY TO IDENTIFY WITH OTHERS, HE ALSO BECAME THE OWNER OF THE GARDEN CLUB, A GREAT PERFORMANCE ARENA FOR BANDS.

A MANOR, TEXAS NATIVE, HE HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF THE

INDUSTRY, WITH EXPERIENCE IN ARTIST MANAGEMENT, CONCERT PROMOTION AND CLUB MANAGEMENT. IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, HE RECORDED A LIVE HIT SINGLE, "THE

WIND BENEATH MY WINGS" FROM ONE OF HIS GREATEST CD'S, "OWN MY OWN-LARRY".

MAJOR RECORDINGS HAVE CONSISTED OF "DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS! AUSTIN IS MY HOME", "SOUNDTRACKS OF MY LIFE", "THE GOSPEL PROJECT" AND THE ACCLAIMED, "LEAVE BILL CLINTON ALONE". THIS SINGER/SONGWRITER'S MUSIC HAS BEEN PLAYED ON MANY FAMOUS RADIO SHOWS SUCH AS HOWARD STERN AND RUSH LLMBAUGH -JUST TO NAME A FEW.

WITH A NEW R&B CD IN THE WORKS TO BE RELEASED AND A COUNTRY/ WESTERN CD ON THE DRAWING BOARD, AUSTIN MAYOR, BRUCE TODD AND THE CITY OF

AUSTIN HONORED HIS COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS AND MAY 1 6, 1 996 WAS PRO­CLAIMED LARRY SHANNON HARGROVE DAY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

THE NATIONAL FORUM FOR BLACK PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS ALSO HONORED HIM FOR HIS INNOVATIVE WORK IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ONE REPORTER DE­SCRIBED HIM AS, "A CROSS BETWEEN A COUNTRY PREACHER AND A CITY LAWYER".

HIS SMOOTH AND SILKY VOCAL STYLE AND COLORFUL PERSONALITY HAS EARNED HIM THE TRADE NAME, "THE TEXAS SONGBIRD". LARRY SHANNON HARGROVE- FROM THE MUSIC BROS. OF THE 7O'S TO THE "SONG BIRD" OF THE 9O'S AND NEW MILLENNIUM.

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