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Don't worry about Billy Vera: 'I Can Take Care of Myself'



With the focus on album reissues, the goal of hit singles was never a priority for Rhino Records. Rhino had only one big single smash in their tenure, which was the re-release of At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters, which with the help of Alex P. Keaton and the Family Ties gang, hit No. 1 in 1987. However, this was not Vera's only trip to the Top 40 in the ‘80s as Billy will tell you, I Can Take Care of Myself.

Billy Vera hit the Top 40 in the ‘60s with a few minor hits and made a living songwriting and performing in clubs the ‘70s. In 1981, Vera released At This Moment but it only made it to No. 79 on the charts. At This Moment was the second single for Vera & the Beaters in 1981 as earlier he hit No. 39 with I Can Take Care of Myself.

The video is a true gem as the California native enlists many beautiful females to appear such as Angie Dickinson (Dressed To Kill); red-dressed Emma Samms (Dynasty) and buxom billboard queen Angelyne.

Vera still performs, has a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2013 won a Grammy for Best Album Notes liner notes.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:20am]


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