Hailing from Turtle Creek, PA, Chuck Blasko's singing career began in 1959 while still in high school
with a group named The Val-Aires. Found on the street corners singing acapella, the boys signed a major label deal in 1965 that
would change his life forever. Since his passion began, Chuck has become a well-known legend in Pittsburgh and Internationally.
Exemplified to this day by the fan mail he continues to receive from around the world. He is the ONLY member of the original group
who has kept the name alive for all of the last 50 years. This year, Chuck is celebrating his "50th" year in show business and
he is the only original member that can make this truthful statement. You can still hear the songs Turn Around Look
at Me, My Special Angel, Five O'Clock World, You're The One, and many more in heavy rotation on the radio. Through years of hard work,
he has received two Gold Records (Turn Around Look at Me and My Special Angel) and in 2009 he received a Platinum Album for the
movie Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack, featuring the song, Five O'Clock World. Five O'Clock World was also the theme
song for the Drew Carey Show.
His career has taken him to the television stages of The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Dick Clark's Bandstand, The Mike Douglas Show, The Red Skelton Show, Hullabaloo, and many others. He has performed in the company of many famous artists and actors including Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Campbell, John Denver, Bob Newhart, and comic Leslie Nielson in Los Angeles.
In the year 2000, Chuck received recognition from the United States Senate, the 106th Congress of the United States, and then Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania for 35 years in show business. He was also honored in 1995 by SOC, and Life Time Achievement Award from PORCC, United States Olympics, and Special Forces. He also received a Proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh on February 1, 1994 from then Mayor, Tom Murphy, for the positive exposure he has brought to the City of Pittsburgh through his music.
Today, Chuck still loves doing what he does best and that is performing and entertaining. He enjoys talking with fans before and after their shows. His shows continue to please the crowds with a variety of music for fans and people of all ages. He is amazed to see the younger generation come to his shows and know the songs he made famous. With the groups many talented and versatile members, they are one of the best groups around and sure to please for your next event.
Married to Patti, they have two children Wendy and Charlie. Wendy is married to Chad and together they gave them two beautiful grandchildren, Madison and Andrew. In his free time, Chuck loves to fish, hunt, golf, and of course, to sing.