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

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

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

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

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

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