National Acts 


  Regional Acts

  Tribute Acts


  Specialty Acts

  Inquire On Act

  Contact Us

  Our Company



   Site Map


Back to National Acts



Top Albums

Notable Songs




Arguably the quintessential one-shot band of all time, Cafferty and company (who, back in the early '70s, were simply a hack New England bar band) had their 15 minutes of fame courtesy of a ridiculously overwrought 1983 film called Eddie and the Cruisers (starring Michael Pare). The movie dealt with the suspicious death of a fictional singer/songwriter, modeled on a conflation of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, who had made the transition from smart rock & roller to serious artist. Seems as though Eddie had recorded a brilliant but unreleased album that fused Chuck Berry-style rock & roll with French Symbolist poetry. A record way ahead of its time, the master tapes of The Dark Side went missing, right around the time of Eddie's "death." Needing a band to supply music for the film, the producers used the Springsteen-ish sounding Cafferty and his clock-punching backup band. With the Springsteen-ish single "On the Dark Side" paving the way, Cafferty led, arguably, the most anonymous band with a hit record in the history of rock & roll. With the movie doing reasonably well in theaters and extremely well on video, sales of Cafferty's album -- which, ironically, had been out for months before the band's involvement with Eddie and the Cruisers and barely caused a murmur -- skyrocketed. But, as the movie faded from the public consciousness, so did Cafferty's imitation of Springsteen. ~ John Dougan

Return To Top

Top Albums:


  Eddie & The Cruisers: The Unreleased Tapes ,1991
  Eddie & The Cruisers 2: Eddie Lives! ,1989
  Roadhouse: The Voice of Eddie & the Cruisers ,1993

Return To Top

Notable Eighties Songs:

  • On The Dark Side
  • Season In Hell
  • C-I-T-Y
  • Small Town Girl
  • Voice of America's Sons (also on Stallone's "Cobra" soundtrack
  • Song and Dance
  • Pride and Passion
  • Tender Years
  • Tough All Over

Return To Top



Home Contact Us National Acts Comedians  Orchestras Tribute Acts   Regional Acts Specialty Acts Inquire On Acts   Our Company Website Feedback Links

Wirth Entertainment Agency, LLC, acts only as an entertainment broker/producer of corporate functions, commercial venues, private engagements and special events. 

Wirth Entertainment Agency, LLC does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent or management of most artists on this website.

Copyright 2003-2014 Wirth Entertainment Agency, LLC
Last modified: 04/21/2014