The Chambers Brothers

The Chambers Brothers

Best known for their 1967 hit "Time Has Come Today."

Founded

Full Name

Date of Birth

Still Alive

Date of Death

1954 in Los Angeles California

The Chambers Brothers in concert circa 1968.
The Chambers Brothers in concert circa 1968.

About The artist

The Carthage, Mississippi natives got their start singing in church choirs. Like Sly and the Family Stone, The Chambers Brothers were an interracial band (their drummer, Brian Keenan, was white) whose sound included elements of gospel, blues, rock, soul and funk. They started performing professionally in 1954 and achieved mainstream success in 1967 with their psychedelic soul epic “The Time Has Come Today.”

Members

George Chambers, Joe Chambers, Lester Chambers, Willie Chambers, Brian Keenan

Did you know...

The brothers started out as a gospel and folk ground playing in clubs and coffee shops, and, with the help of Pete Seeger, appearing at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

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