Larry Figueiredo (born October 19, 1940) is an American musical artist, and the lead singer of the popular 1960s doo wop group Larry Chance and the Earls, originally known as The Earls. Spanning from the late 1950's into the new millennium, the Earls have continuously been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans. Larry Chance & the Earls represent the music that helped define Rock 'N' Roll, the original doo wop era that put the street corner- society onto the national charts.
Born Larry Figueiredo in South Philadelphia, PA, Larry Chance grew up in a neighborhood noted for it's show business roots, spawning such talents as Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Mario Lanza, Danny & the Juniors, Joey Bishop, David Brenner, and many more. It was here Chance began his love affair with show business.
Upon moving to the Bronx, New York, Larry originally formed his group as The Hi-Hatters. The group was eventually rechristened The Earls and Larry changed his last name to Chance, after the record label. In 1962, the Earls' single "Remember Then" was a huge national hit. Other records entered the charts, including "Never" (top 5 on the local New York charts), "Life Is But a Dream" (top 10 on the local New York charts), and "I Believe", considered an East Coast classic. They continue to perform actively and remain very popular on the oldies circuit. Larry was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, but went successfully through chemotherapy. Ladies and Gentlemen the East Coast Music Hall of Fame is proud to present Mr. Larry Chance.