The Timex Social Club
is an american band formed in 1982 by students of Berkeley High School in California.
The group was originally known as The Timex Crew with members Marcus Thompson (founder), Gregory "Greg B" Thomas, Michael Marshall, Craig Samuel and Darrien Cleage.
By 1985 the group and the name Timex Social Club was born. They specialize in both old school
hip-hop and the merger of urban R&B, which were later known as new jack swing.
The group's first release was the mega hit 12 inch single entitled "Rumors"/"Vicious Rumors".
The success of the single "Rumors", prompted hip hop impresario Russell Simmons to hire the group with new replacement lead singer Fred "Buz" Busby as the opening act on Run DMC's Raising Hell Tour the summer of 1986. Other acts on the tour were Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and Whodini.