formed 1964, New Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Tavares brothers—Ralph, Butch, Tiny, Pooch, and Chubby—grew up in Fox Point in Providence. In the mid-seventies they scored twelve top-15 rhythm and blues hits in a row, including "Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got," "Free Ride," and "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1)." Prior to their fame, they were once arrested for singing on a Providence street corner.

Tavares were inducted into the Cape Verdean Heritage Hall Of Fame in 2006, and the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame in 2014.

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