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The Verve Pipe Come to St. Augustine Beach

A Breath Of Fresh Verve Pipe Being the architect of a generational anthem can have its ups and downs. A number one song for a young band sets the bar impossibility high. It’s the comet that all future work will be measured against. On the flip side, an early peak proves the band has what it takes to go the distance. In 1997, the Verve Pipe topped the charts with it’s massive number one hit ‘The Freshmen’. Lead singer Brian Vander Ark had no idea when he wrote the dark pop classic that his words would later be considered one …

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