In 1968 vocalist and songwriter Peter Newland, guitarists Michael Benson and Jim Kaminski met at Holyoke Community College and together with bassist Guy DeVito and drummer William Benjamin created a musical entity known as FAT.
In an era when most bands were playing top 40 covers, FAT began writing original music. They were soon signed to RCA records and by 1970 had recorded and released their debut LP – FAT
FAT was officially disbanded in 1985 but urged by drummer/musical cohort Ron Hurst (Ort, Steppenwolf) they re-formed in the mid-nineties to do a reunion concert and they have been playing several gigs a year ever since. This is their
50th anniversary year.