Miranda's career really began around 1963 after
meeting three other singers from Paterson N.J.
at a St. Leo's Church dance in East Paterson.
They formed a group called The Four Graduates.
They worked the Tri State area, mostly in the
Catskills, and landed their first record deal
with Laurie Records. What followed were some moderate
hits on a subsidiary label called Rust. Some of
these hits were "Lovely Way To Spend An Evening",
"Candy Queen", and "May I Have
This Dance?". This last song was written
by Miranda. All this caught the attention of The
Tokens - a hot production team at the time. They
offered him a staff writing position with their
company Bright Tunes Music. He wrote songs there
for artists like The Chiffons, Gerry and the Pacemakers,
and many others.
1965 The Tokens and Jubilee Records formed another
company called B.T. Puppy Records. They were looking
for artists and The Four Graduates auditioned
and were signed to a five year contract. At this
time, the name "The Four Graduates"
seemed dated and was subsequently changed to "The
Happenings". The group, with Bob Miranda
as the lead singer, began to make musical history
with number one records like "See you in
September", "Go Away Little Girl",
"I Got Rhythm", "My Mammy",
along with five albums of standards and originals
written and sung by Miranda.
group appeared on all the major television shows
including seven appearances on The Tonight Show.
They toured the United States, most of Europe,
as well as South America with huge success. Over
the years they have worked with some of the best
in the business: The Beach Boys, John Denver,
Fats Domino, Joan Rivers and many more.
recently Bob Miranda continues to perform as lead
singer with The Happenings and also has a solo
act which includes a mix of oldies, rock, country,
standards, and originals. With over thirty years
of experience in the music business, he has become
more than an accomplished singer, songwriter,
musician, producer, and performer...he has become