Dwight Twilley has been cranking out the tunes for over 35 years. He met future music partner and bandmate Phil Seymour back in 1967 as a teenager. They had both gone to the theater to see a performance of A Hard Days Night. This led to the formation of Oister which would become the Dwight Twilley Band. His long term lead guitarist, Bill Pitcock IV, would also be a founding member.
It would not be until 1975 that they would release their first single. It would become an immediate hit and reach number 16 on the American singles charts. His only other top forty single would be “Girls” issued in 1984. Seymour would leave for a successful solo career during the late 70s but would die of cancer at the age of 41.
Twilley is one of those veteran artists who have made a living from his music without having achieved overwhelming commercial success. The last fact is hard to comprehend as he has produced a large catalogue of catchy and sophisticated pop/rock songs. He has always been able to create memorable melodies for his compositions and his voice remains strong.