"Profiles" Half hour television interview with Kenny Vance containing pictures and music filmed a few years ago. It can be accessed by clicking on the image below.

1958
Formed the Harbor-Lites with Sydelle Sherman and Sandy Yaguda

1959
Recorded “Is That Too Much To Ask”/”What Would I Do Without You” – the Harbor-Lites – released on JARO International
1959
Appeared on the Clay Cole TV show with Dion and the Belmonts

1960
“Angel Of Love”/”Tick A Tick A Tock” – the Harbor-Lites – released on MALA Records
1960
“Time Bomb” and “That’s My Kind Of Love” – by Anastasia – backup vocals the Harbor-Lites – Laurie Records
1960
“Warm Love” by Jackie Lloyd – backup vocals the Harbor-Lites – Hero Records

1961
“Some Of Your Lovin'” – “World Of Tears” – “A Thousand Miles Away” – performed by Johnny Nash – produced by Phil Spector – ABC Paramount – backup vocals
1961
Formed Jay and the Americans with Sandy Yaguda, Howie Kirschenbaum and John “Jay” Traynor

1961
“Tonight” from West Side Story – produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller – released on United Artists Records
1961
“She Cried” and “Dawning” – produced by Leiber and Stoller – released by United Artists Records
1961
“She Cried” album – produced by Leiber and Stoller – released by United Artists Records

1962
Jay Black replaces Jay Traynor:
1963 “Only In America”
1964 “Come A Little Bit Closer”
1964 “Let’s Lock The Door”
1965 “Cara Mia”
1966 “Some Enchanted Evening”
1967 “Sunday And Me”
1969 “This Magic Moment”
1970 “Walkin’ In The Rain” etc..

1963
“See The Funny Little Clown” – Bobby Goldsboro – backup vocals with the Americans.

1964
February 11th, Washington Colosseum – The Beatles first USA show – opening act with Jay and the Americans.
1964
June 20th, Carnegie Hall – The Rolling Stones first USA show – opening act with Jay and the Americans.

1965
First integrated tour of the South with Little Richard – The Upsetters – and Jimmy Hendrix.

1968
“You Got To Walk It Like You Talk It” – music supervisor – starring Zalman King – with Richard Pryor

1969
“You Got To Walk It Like You Talk It” – soundtrack album – producer- performed by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen – released on Spark Records

1970
Becker and Fagen – “The Early Years” – released in 1983 by Aero Records

1971
Barbra Streisand records Becker and Fagen’s, “I Mean To Shine” – produced by Richard Perry – Columbia Records

1972
Ralfi Pagan – “Ralfi” – producer – released on Fania Records

1974
“Vance 32” – released Atlantic Records – produced by Joel Dorn (contains the original version of “Looking For An Echo”)
1974
“Homeless Brother” – Don McLean – backup vocals
1974
“Continental American” – Peter Allen – vocal arranger / backup vocals – released on A&M Records

1975
“Part Of The Search” – Yusef Lateef – “In The Still Of The Night” backup vocals – Atlantic Records
1975
“The Performer” – backed with the Fania All Stars featuring Ruben Blades – released on Warner Brothers Records – B side “Looking For An Echo”

1976
Appeared as musical guest on Saturday Night Live – “The Performer”
1976
Tom Schiller – “Nothing Lasts Forever” and “Copacabana” – recording producer

1977
Toni Basil – producer – Warner Brothers Records – un-released
1977
“Between The Lines”- produced two tracks performed by Eric Mercury – Midwest Films – director Joan Micklin Silver
1977
“American Roulette” – Danny O’Keefe – producer – Warner Brothers Records
1977
“American Hot Wax” – music director/soundtrack producer – A&M Records – Paramount Pictures – director Floyd Mutrux
1977
Birth of the Planotones and Professor LaPlano

1978
“Animal House” – music supervisor/soundtrack producer – produced John Belushi – MCA Records – Universal Pictures – director John Landis

1979
Diane Keaton – producer – Planet Records – un-released
1979
“The Warriors” – music supervisor/soundtrack album producer – duet with Ismael Miranda – A&M Records

1980-1
Saturday Night Live – music director – composer opening and closing themes
1980
“Sweethearts” – SNL short – actor
1980
“Manhattan” – actor – director Woody Allen
1980
“Hollywood Knights”- title song producer – Columbia Pictures – director Floyd Mutrux

1981
“Stardust Memories” – actor – director Woody Allen
1981
“The Rockats: Live At The Ritz” – producer – Island Records

1983
“Eddie And The Cruisers” – music supervisor/soundtrack album producer – director Martin Davidson
1983
“Eddie And The Cruisers” – actor (Lou Eisen)

1984
“Streets of Fire” composed for the film “Countdown To Love” recorded for soundtrack album by Greg Phillinganes – producer Richard Perry – MCA Records

1985
“Tough All Over” – producer – John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band – Scotti Brothers Records

1986
Peter Himmelman – EP – recording producer
1986
“Cobra” – producer – “Voice Of America’s Sons”

1987
“Long Gone” – music supervisor – composer original score starring Virginia Madsen and William Peterson – HBO Films – ACE award – director Martin Davidson
1987
“Ishtar” – vocal and music arranger – starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman
1987
“Table At Ciros: Tales From The Hollywood Hills” – bandleader – director Leon Ichaso

1988
“Hairspray” – original score – music producer – end title song performed by Rachel Sweet – directed by John Waters
1988
“Short Vacation” – album co-produced with Peter Himmelman – released on Gold Castle Records
1988
“The Boost” – music producer one track – director Harold Becker – Hemdale Films

1989
“Heart Of Dixie” – music supervisor/composer original score – soundtrack album A&M Records – composer end title song “Faith, Hope and Glory” performed by Delbert McClinton
1989
“Crimes and Misdemeanors” – actor – director Woody Allen
1989
“Eddie and the Cruisers” (Eddie Lives) – music supervisor – soundtrack album producer

1990
“The Performer” becomes number one on Easy Listening Jazz stations – produced music video “The Performer”

1991
“Hard Promises” – music supervisor – composer additional music – starring Sissy Spacek
1991
“Billy Bathgate” – actor – director Robert Benton – starring Dustin Hoffman

1992
Re-formed the Planotones
1992
“Husbands and Wives” – actor – director Woody Allen
1992
“A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story” – composer original score/music supervisor – original song – “The Performer” – HBO

1993
Carnegie Hall – Planotones open for Connie Francis

1994
“Homeward Bound” – TV documentary – composed and performed opening title song “My Family”

1995
“Till The Night Is Gone”: Doc Pomus Tribute Album – “Turn Me Loose” performed by Dion – background vocals – “Save The Last Dance For Me” performed by Aaron Neville – background vocals

1996
“Everyone Says I Love You” – actor – duet with Tracy Ullman – “I Want A Hot Dog For My Roll” – director Woody Allen (not used in film)
1996
“The Last Bachelor” – on camera performance “I Want To” – with The Planotones

1997
“Deconstructing Harry” – actor – director Woody Allen

1998
“Hurlyburly” – actor – director Anthony Drazon
1998
“Into My Heart” – music supervisor – composed and performed end title song “Lost In The Moment”

1999
“Story Of A Bad Boy” – music supervisor
1999
“Sunburn” – music supervisor/producer – “Chan Chan” performed by Jerry Gonzalez
1999
“Just Looking” – music supervisor/composer additional source music – director Jason Alexander

2000
“Looking For An Echo” – music supervisor/composer original score/soundtrack album producer – director Martin Davidson – producer Steve Tisch

2001
“Pinero” – music supervisor – “The Gambler” – composer/producer – performed by Ralfi Pagan – director Leon Ichaso

2002
Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame

2007
Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame
2007
“Live At The Cuillo” – DVD release – The Planotones – producer

1993

2015
Released CD’s with the Planotones – LaPlano Records:
“Teenage Jazz” (1993) – “Looking For An Echo” (1996) – Movie Soundtrack “Looking For An Echo” (2000) – “Live And Out Of This World” (2002) – “Soundtrack To The Doo Wop Era Volume One” *British Import* (2004) – “Lover’s Island” (2005) – “Dancin’ and Romancin” (2007) – “Soundtrack To The Doo Wop Era Volume Two” (2008) – “Oceans Of Time” (2009) – “Mr. Santa” (2012) – “Acapella” (2013) – “Lost and Found: Archives – Vol. 1” (2014) – and “Lost and Found: Archives – Vol. 2” (2015)

2017
KENNY VANCE(Self-Titled) by Kenny Vance Album Released