In the 1970s, J. Fred Knobloch was a member of Let’s Eat, a rock band. After the group fell apart he began work on music that had a more pop-country feel.
Susan Anton began competing in beauty contests in the sixties and spent most of the seventies in high demand as a model. She appeared in television commercials as well and eventually started showing up on talk shows. In 1978 she and Mel Tillis had their own short-lived Summer television show. She hosted her own variety show, and probably sang on that as well.
In 1980 Fred released his first successful single, Why Not Me, which he co-wrote. The record topped the Adult Contemporary chart, got as high as #18 on the Hot 100, and also crossed over to the Country charts and peaked at #30. His follow-up single missed the Hot 100 and only got as high as #53 on the Country chart.
Fred and Susan met and recorded a duet together, Killing Time. The song came out in late 1980 and reached #28 on the Hot 100 but was a top ten record on the Country chart and even top five on the Adult Contemporary chart. They appeared together on American Bandstand in early 1981 to lip-sync the song and explain how they came to record it during an interview with Dick Clark.
Fred had one more top ten Country song but never reached the Hot 100 again. In 1986 he joined with Thom Schuyler and Paul Overstreet to form S-K-O. The group had a number one hit and two more top forty country hits before Craig Bickhardt replaced Paul and they became S-K-B. The new group had another three Country hits before the group completely disbanded. in 1989
Susan appeared as a guest star in an endless series of television shows. Most recently she showed up in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.