The Producers formed in 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia as Cartoon (less Kyle). They jammed with Kyle on New Year’s Eve 1979/80 and the 4 formed The Producers in January. After three months playing together, they went to New York, auditioned with CBS, and got their first recording contract. They signed with Epic/Portrait in August of 1980 (Interestingly, the debut album cover says CBS/Portrait). By November they had an LP’s worth of new music and went into the studio to record the debut album. Two months later it was released (in January 1981)!
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