One hit wonders: Starland Vocal Band

Starland Vocal Band

Introduction Starland Vocal Band is a now-defunct American pop and country band, known for their biggest hit “Afternoon Delight” during the 70s music era, where it topped the US Billboard Hot 100. Although they had minor hits such as “California Day” and “The Light of My Life,” Starland Vocal Band is most … Read more

One-Hit Wonders: Cymarron

Cymarron

Introduction: Cymarron is a now-defunct American soft rock band from the 70s music era. They achieved momentary fame through their hit single “Rings,” which reached the Top 20 Billboard pop chart. Despite releasing a full-length LP and several other singles, Cymarron wasn’t able to enjoy their success for long, ending up as … Read more

Introduction to Firefall

Firefall

Firefall was once big in the 1970s charts with “You Are The Woman”…. Firefall is the name of an American rock, pop, soft rock and country band who once ruled the 70s airwaves, hitting the pinnacle of commercial success with their single “You Are The Woman”, which they are primarily known for. … Read more

Sammy Johns – “Chevy Van”

Sammy Johns

Introduction to Sammy Johns Although singer-songwriter Sammy Johns penned hit songs for other artists, he is best known for his own record “Chevy Van.” The North Carolina native pursued music when he was young, and soon he started to play in local clubs with a group that he formed, The Devilles. In … Read more

Introduction to Orleans

Orleans

Formation and early days Pop/soft rock group Orleans formed in New York City, New York in the early 1970s. The founding members were John Hall (vocals, guitar), Larry Hoppen (guitars, vocals) and Wells Kelly (drums, vocals). Larry’s teenaged brother Lance later joined the group as bassist. John Hall and his wife Johanna … Read more

Stephen Bishop – “On and On”

Stephen Bishop

Introduction to Stephen Bishop Stephen Bishop (born in San Diego, California, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, whose songs are mostly geared for the soft rock fans and the adult contemporary market. He had been with a group called The Weeds when he was in high school. After several years … Read more

Introduction to Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Paul Davis life and music at a glance The late Paul Davis was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He achieved two Top Ten singles “I Go Crazy” and “65 Love Affair.” He had been involved in a couple of music groups before going solo in 1969. His debut album A Little Bit … Read more

Biography of America

America

Introduction America is a 70s music era classic rock and soft rock band that was formed by Dan Peek, Gerry Buckley and Dewey Bunnell, American citizens raised in England by military parents. The trio met in high school and began playing music together. They were influenced by The Beatles and Crosby, Stills, … Read more

History of Bread

Bread

Introduction Bread was an American soft-­rock group, formed by David Gates and James Griffin in Los Angeles, California in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, they achieved several hits such as “Make It With You,” “It Don’t Matter To Me,” “If,” “Baby I’m­A Want You,” “Everything I Own,” and “Lost Without Your … Read more

Morris Albert – “Feelings”

Morris Albert

Short career summary on Morris Albert Mauricio Alberto Kaisemann aka Morris Albert is a soft rock singer and songwriter who is considered a one hit wonder with his song “Feelings” which sold over 1 million copies in the US alone and reached #6 on the Top 100 Billboard chart and #2 on … Read more

History of the Doobie Brothers

Doobie Brothers

How the Doobie Brothers was formed? The Doobie Brothers are primarily known for their 70s music era-hit “What a Fool Believes,” although they also enjoyed other major hits such as “Blackwater,” “Real Love,” “The Doctor,” “Long Train Running” and other minor hits. It was in San Jose, California, where the group that … Read more

Introduction to Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera

Cetera’s career at a glance Peter Cetera (born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944) is an American singer-songwriter known as one of the core members of the soft-rock band Chicago (starting in the 70s) as well as for having his own solo career in the 80s music era. He first joined a band … Read more

The Music and Love Songs of England Dan and John Ford Coley

England Dan and John Ford Coley

A short introduction on England Dan and John Ford Coley England Dan and John Ford Coley were an American pop and soft rock duo. They reached the peak of their success when they scored six Top 40 hits in 1976 and 1979: “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever … Read more

Introduction to David Gates

David Gates

A short summary on David Gates: David Gates (born in 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American singer­ songwriter and musician best known as the lead singer of the soft-­rock band Bread, which achieved success in the 70s music era. The musically­ talented Gates, together with Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer and Larry … Read more

Introduction to the Folk Legend, Jim Croce

Jim Croce

Short career summary on Jim Croce Jim Croce’s career started in the mid-1960s with his first album Facets, which was independently recorded and published on his own funds. He and his wife Ingrid also wrote and performed together, releasing a joint album in 1969 simply titled Jim & Ingrid Croce. In 1970 … Read more

Air Supply – Soft-Rock Masters

Air Supply

Introduction to Air Supply Air Supply is a soft rock duo consisting of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock formed in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia. Early on they were considered a band with various musicians, but Russell & Hitchcock were always the key performers and eventually became a duo. Along with original member Chrissie … Read more