The Cooper Brothers first gained international attention when they signed with Capricorn Records (famous for producing several of the most popular southern rock acts of the time including The Allman Brothers and Marshall Tucker). Over the next few years, the Cooper Brothers released two albums under the Capricorn label, the eponymous Cooper Brothers and Pitfalls of the Ballroom. Subsequent singles “The Dream Never Dies”, “Rock and Roll Cowboys” and “I’ll Know Her When I See Her” all charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Among their many accolades, the Cooper Brothers were voted Best New Group in 1978, Best MOR Group in 1979 and Best Overall Group in 1980 by Canadian Contemporary Music Programmers. In 1980, “The Dream Never Dies” also earned an A.S.C.A.P Award as one of the most performed songs on U.S radio.
At the height of their career, the band toured extensively with such diverse artists as The Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker, Charlie Daniels and the Atlanta Rhythm Section garnering stellar reviews:
“Borderline incredible…” ‐ Performance Magazine
“Rich, textured harmonies and infectious melodies….” ‐ Billboard ”
“…rock ‘n roll with a big, beautiful sound reminiscent of Crosby Stills and Nash. Richard Cooper’s original songs are excellent.” ‐ Variety