That Famous Name
One summer morning on June 2, 1944, a seventh child was born to the Tavares family in Providence, Rhode Island, and was named Antone Lawrence Tavares. He weighed 10 pounds and 14 ounces. His grandmother gave him the nickname that he is still called today, Chubby Tavares.
A Talented Family
Even when they were little, it was clear that God gave each Tavares brother very special gifts. They inherited a talent for singing and performing from their father, Flash Tavares. Thanks to Flash's ingenuity and the drive of their oldest brother, John, Chubby and his siblings learned the basic harmonies they are known so well for today. As the group Tavares, they've performed nationally and internationally.