Aaron Neville recorded his first single in 1960, but it was his second single, six years later that first gave Neville a taste of stardom. “Tell It Like It Is” became a #2 pop hit and #1 R&B smash. In the late 70s, The Neville Brothers – Cyril, Charles, Art and Aaron –found success primarily on the touring circuit but also garnering attention for albums like their 1989 debut for A&M Records, Yellow Moon, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of that era. 1989 was also a very good year for Aaron’s solo career, as he had his fist real hit in 23 years with “Don’t Know Much,” a #2 pop smash that was one of several duets with Neville that Linda Ronstadt included on her album Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind.
For the quarter-century that followed, Neville deftly balanced the needs of dual group and solo careers. But eventually the demands of the road got to him. In 2012, the Neville Brothers played a farewell show at the Hollywood Bowl, then, feeling that their hometown deserved their real adieu, reunited in May 2015 for a “Nevilles Forever” all-star jam and goodbye blast in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Neville records and tours as a solo artist these days, and continues to satisfy and even amaze audiences around the world.