Eaton formed a band called King Charles and The Counts in Pocatello. He and the band members dropped out of high school and moved to Hollywood. They got a record contract with a small label, Charger Crusader Records. Then in the early 70s he formed the band Fat Chance, which signed with RCA. They performed at The Troubadour in Los Angeles and opened for British pop band Yes on a national tour.
Fat Chance didn’t last long. When they broke up, Eaton got a contract with Capitol Records for a couple of albums. Recently one of his early records, “Hey Mr. Dreamer,” was featured on the YouTube program, How was that not a hit? Listen to it here.
Today royalties keep rolling in for his songwriting and he performs two or three nights a week around Boise. He continues to write, and has received a couple of Emmy nominations for music written for PBS specials.