Chad Mitchell Trio

Chad Mitchell Trio

The Chad Mitchell Trio, one of the most popular folk groups of the sixties, completed over a dozen classic albums. Their blend of humor, political satire, and stunning harmony took the folk world by storm.

In 1959, Chad Mitchell and Mike Kobluk formed the first incarnation of The Chad Mitchell Trio. Joe Frazier joined the group, A tremendous hit between 1959 and 1965, the Trio performed at almost every college and well-known venue in the country. Major television shows, Carnegie Hall, the White House, and even a State Department tour were among the esteemed Trio stops. The Chad Mitchell Trio created a lasting musical legacy under the tutelage of musical director and arranger, Milt Okun.

After nine albums and hundreds of appearances, Chad Mitchell left the Trio in 1965 to embark on a solo career. The then unknown John Denver took his place, and the group was renamed The Mitchell Trio.

As the folk boom of the 60’s drew to a close, the members of the Chad Mitchell Trio went their various ways. Mike Kobluk and Joe Frazier left the music industry, while Chad Mitchell himself released a number of solo albums before retiring from music, and Mitchell Trio alumi John Denver went on to his own superstar career.

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