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The new approach helped them rapidly expand their fanbase and by the end of 1973, they’d acquired the services of one of the most powerful booking agents in southern New England, Kenny O’Brien. O’Brien was fully taken with Beaver Brown’s potential and put all of his resources behind them. He filled their calendar with lucrative club dates and college appearances and expanded their geographic territory into Massachusetts and Connecticut. By the end of the year, Beaver Brown had become a full-time job for the young musicians.
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The band continued on through John’s and Kenny’s college years, moving away from its Top 40 roots, and were recognized as one of the best young bands on the club scene. But by 1972, the two friends had committed to pursuing careers as professional musicians and decided to stick together: they left The Luvin’ Kynd. They began searching for the right people to help them on their quest through a series of jam sessions and soon came up with the musicians who would become the basis of Beaver Brown: they brought back John’s old pal Paul Bugielski from The East-West Blues Band, and then they singled out Bobby Cotoia of North Providence on keyboards and Pat Lupo from Mount Pleasant to play bass.