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MEMBERS: Alex Band ~ Aaron Kamin ~ Billy Mohler ~ Nate Wood ~ Dino Meneghin ~ Sean Woolstenhulme (left in 2002)
button.gif (123 bytes) BIRTHDAYS: Alex Band (June 8, 1981) ~ Aaron Kamin (August 10, 1977) ~ Billy Mohler (February 2, 1975) ~ Nate Wood (October 3, 1979) ~ Dino Meneghin (December 12, 1977)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Wherever You Will Go" (2002)
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BIGGEST LP: Camino Palmero (2001)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "Too many people get lost writing just for themselves," says Aaron Kamin of his and Band's m.o. "It's a big world, and as writers, we're onlookers, describing what we see and feel." - Aaron Kamin, The Calling

 
TIMELINE

The Callingbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Calling, from Southern California, consists of Alex Band on vocals, Aaron Kamin on guitar, Sean Woolstenhulme and then Dino Meneghin on guitar, Billy Mohler on bass, and Nate Wood on drums. The formation of the band began with Kamin and Band becoming friends while Kamin dated Band's sister. The duo moved forward to form a group which led to an eventual record deal with RCA Records.

2000...

button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling received some recognition when they appeared in the film Coyote Ugly performing " "Wherever You Will Go."."

2001... # 96 Singles Artist of the Year

June
The Calling - Camino Palmerobutton.gif (123 bytes) Camino Palmero was released.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling hit the Top 40 with "Wherever You Will Go."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks chart for 23 weeks with "Wherever You Will Go."

2002... # 35 Singles Artist of the Year

January
The Calling - "Wherever You Will Go" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling hit the Top 10 with "Wherever You Will Go."
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Camino Palmero was certified gold.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling hit the Top 40 with "Adrienne."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling had to call off a performance in Bangkok after Kamin was almost electrocuted during a soundcheck and received burns to his hand.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Woolstenhulme left the band to join his brother's group Lifehouse. He was replaced by Dino Meneghin.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling won a Teen Choice Award for Best Rock Song ("Adrienne").

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling won a MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act.

December
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Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Hot Adult Top 40 Artist and with the Top Hot Adult Top 40 Track ("Wherever You Will Go").

2003... Alex Band: # 97 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Calling sould be heard on the DareDevil soundtrack with "For You."

July
Santana - "Why Don't You And I" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Alex Band hit the Top 40 helping out with vocals on Santana's "Why Don't You & I." The LP version does not have Band's vocals.

September
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Alex Band's collaboaration with Santana on "Why Don't You & I" hit the Top 10.

2004... # 101 Singles Artist of the Year

May
The Calling - IIbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Calling hit the Top 40 with "Our Lives."

June
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The Calling released their next LP II.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 465 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.



LPs
The Calling - Camino Palmero Camino Palmero
Released: July, 2001
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 36
Tracks: "Unstoppable" - "Nothing's Changed" - "Wherever You Will Go" - "Could It Be Any Harder" - "Final Answer" - "Adrienne" - "We're Forgiven" - "Things Don't Always Turn Out That Way" - "Just That Good" - "Thank You" - "Stigmatized"
The Calling - II II
Released: June, 2004
Billboard peak: # 54
Tracks: "One By One" - "Our Live" - "Things Will Go My Way" - "Chasing The Sun" - "Believing" - "Anything" - "If Only"- "Somebody Out There" - "Surrender" - "Dreaming In Red" - "Your Hope" - "Things Will Go My Way" - "Our Lives"
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