Tower of Power's musical odyssey began in 1968 in Oakland, California, when Emilio Castillo met Stephen "Doc" Kupka. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio's house, Emilio's father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: "Hire that guy, he's got something." Doc and his signature baritone sax sound were now in the band, and Tower of Power soon became very well known in the area.
After playing at a Tuesday night audition at the Fillmore in 1970, Tower was signed to Bill Graham’s San Francisco records and their first album, “East Bay Grease,” was recorded. Their next album, “Bump City,” was recorded on the Warner Brothers label, and this led to a string of hits and memorable albums that to this day bring TOP fans out in force. Over the years, the Tower of Power Horns have recorded with hundreds of artists such as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with Tower’s musical DNA.
Tower is truly blessed to have a dedicated following that often travels to see the band, and in many cases fans will plan their vacation or work schedule around an appearance of TOP. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.
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