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"Steam "was a pop music group from Bridgeport, Connecticut, best known for the 1969 number one hit song and perennial favorite "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)". The song was written and recorded by studio musicians Gary DeCarlo, Paul Leka and Dale Frashuer. The single was attributed to the band "Steam" although, at the time, there was actually no formal band. When "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)" topped the pop charts and there was no existing band to take the song on the road, producer Paul Leka quickly assembled a touring band which he also called "Steam". The band subsequently recorded a self-titled LP and three additional singles but disbanded in 1970.


DeCarlo, Frashuer and Leka were members of a Bridgeport, Connecticut band called the Chateaus. As the Chateaus, they recorded some failed 45s in the early 1960s for Coral and Warner Bros. The trio separated but kept in touch. Leka became a tunesmith with Circle Five Productions and, in 1967, he wrote and produced the Lemon Pipers' "Green Tambourine" and other Pipers' numbers with Shelley Pinz.

In 1969, Leka, who was working at Mercury Records, convinced the label's A & R man, Bob Reno, to sign on his old Cha...

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