Madonna’s Band The Breakfast Club, The Breakfast Club were an American pop group. Their biggest hit single was “Right on Track”, which peaked at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was remixed for a commercial release in a 12″ version for dance and club play by John “Jellybean” Benitez and became a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Magazine Hot Dance Club Play chart.
The group was formed in New York in the late 1970s, and went through several line-ups including one in which Madonna was the drummer. In the early 1980s, the band included Madonna, Angie Smit on bass, and the Gilroy brothers, Dan and Ed, both on guitar (Dan sang lead vocals as well). Dan Gilroy was also briefly Madonna’s boyfriend, and he eventually allowed her to sing some lead vocals. Madonna ultimately left to form a new band, Emmy and the Emmys.
In the mid 1980s, the band consisted of the Gilroys (with Dan now concentrating exclusively on vocals, while Ed provided all guitars), Gary Burke (bass), Paul Kauk (keyboards), and Stephen Bray (drums). Both Bray and Burke had previously been Madonna’s bandmates in Emmy and the Emmys.