Richard Abbott: "The Rickster" (on the top center)The founder of the original Generation Gap Band, Rick has been playing guitar for more years then he would like to remember. A native of New York, Rick moved to Southern California in November of 1965 and performed with several bands in the Valley area. He has had the pleasure to perform with recording artist like The "Coasters", J.J. Jackson, and Chris Montez. In the late 70's, Rick formed his own band which consisted of 5 members and named it "The Generation Gap." After many successful engagements in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the band dissolved. While keeping the name "Generation Gap" he formed a duo with his brotherinlaw. In 2005, his brother-in-law moved back to New York and Rick continued the band adding Ted and Joey and Terry the current Generation Gap Band.
Ted James: "The Tedmeister" (on the top right)Ted has appeared with the Generation Gap many times as a guest singer since 1995. In July 2005, Ted became a full member of the band. A Southern California native, Ted has been singing since he was 12 years old and sang in church choirs and many other venues. While serving in the USAF, Ted entered a major talent contest and won 1st place. Since the 70's, he has appeared as a guest singer with many bands all over Southern California. We are proud to have him as permanent member of the Generation Gap Band.
Joey C: "Cousin Joey" (bottom center) Many people in the San Fernando Valley area will know Cousin Joey. A native of New York, Joey has been singing since age 10 when he got hit with the showbiz bug in 1958 while listening to Dion and The Belmonts singing "Teenager In Love". His first group was with a streetcorner doowop group he put together at age 15 called "Little Joe and the Adelfies".
At 16 he formed his first band called "The Ebbtides" who were very popular all over Long Island. After disbanding Joey continued on in New York with such groups as "Charm City Drive" an 8 man show band with a complete horn section doing much of "Chicago" and "Blood, Sweat and Tears" and then moving on with another 8 man show band "The Magic Touch." In 1982 after moving to Southern California, Joey performed for over 15 years at the Maui Sugar Mill Lounge in San Fernando Valley as a quest singer with The Bill Baker Show. Joey joined the Generation Gap in October 2006, and we are glad to have him with us.
Terry White: (on top left) "The New Kid"
The newest member of the band, Terry plays guitar and sax. Some of his high school buddies asked him to form a band with them and he hasn't stopped playing in bands since. Because singing was his favorite thing to do, he taught himself to play the guitar because sax players don't get to sing much. A lover of most music genres, he has played in rock, folk, blues, gospel, and disco bands. His favorite things are seeing the dancers on the dance floor having a good time, and being a part of the sweet harmonies of the Generation Gap.