Pop Rock

Survivor Biography

Posted by on October 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

Survivor is an American rock band that was formed in 1977. Its core members were keyboardist Jim Peterik and guitarist Frankie Sullivan. The band enjoyed considerable success during the 80’s with their brand of adult-oriented rock sound that produced several chart topping singles for the band. When the band was formed in 1977, the line up was composed of Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan along with vocalist Dave Bickler, bassist Dennis Johnson and drummer Gary Smith. The band had its start playin…

Dire Straits Biography

Posted by on October 18, 2007 at 12:00 am
Dire Straits

Dire Straits was a popular British rock band that was formed by famed guitarist Mark Knopfler in 1977. Together with his brother David on guitar, John Illsley on bass and Pick withers on drums, Mark Knopfler was able to establish a band that worked within the conventions of classic rock at a time when punk rock reigned supreme. The band was able to record and release their self titled debut album in 1978. The success of their album all over Europe (except in the UK where it did poorly), it caugh…

Europe Biography

Posted by on October 4, 2007 at 12:00 am
Europe Band

Europe is a popular Swedish hard rock band in the 80’s that originally started out as a progressive rock band. Europe is considered as one of the most successful bands to come out from Sweden and have been able to sell over 15 million albums worldwide. The band started out as Force which came together in 1979 in Stockholm. It was composed of vocalist and keyboardist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, Bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno. In 1982, the band entered a Swedish rock band talen…

Yes Biography

Posted by on September 14, 2007 at 12:00 am
Yes

Yes is a progressive rock band that was formed in London sometime in 1968. The band was formed by vocalist Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire. The band first gained its big break when it played at the Speakeasy Club in London to fill in for another band. Through this the band was later selected to open for the farewell concert of Cream at the Royal Albert Hall. This move later led to doing regular gigs at the London’s Marquee Club. They began to gain some popularity among local fans. By 1969,…

Heart Biography

Posted by on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 am
Heart

Heart is an American rock band which rose to fame in the 70’s with their music that was mainly hard rock and with a mix of folk music. They also were able to enjoy further success in the 80’s dishing out a number of power ballads that became a staple on classic rock radio. The band was able to sell over 30 million albums worldwide. Heart is actually a band composed of sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who were the principal mainstays of the band since it started. The Wilson sisters became a part of …

Chicago Band Biography

Posted by on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 am
Chicago

Chicago is an American rock band that became popular in the 70’s and the 80’s. They were formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1967, hence their name. They were formed by a group of DePaul University students who began playing on and off campus. They were composed of a versatile line-up of instrumentalists that eventually grew and became a seven-member group. As a professional band, Chicago was composed of guitarist Terry Kath, keyboardist Robert Lamm, drummer Danny Seraphine, and bassist Peter Cetera …

REO Speedwagon Biography

Posted by on September 6, 2007 at 12:00 am
REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon is an American rock band that became popular during the 70’s and reached their peak during the early 80’s. The band was formed in 1967 by keyboardist Neal Doughty along with his dorm mate and drummer Alan Gratzer. Gary Richrath later on joined the band as guitarist. The band first started out by playing cover songs in campus bars. Richrath, a prolific songwriter, later on brought with him original material from which the band was able to play their own music. Slowly the band was a…

The Allman Brothers Band Biography

Posted by on August 30, 2007 at 12:00 am
Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band that hailed from Macon, Georgia. They were credited to be the “the principal architects of Southern rock” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band was noted for their impressive jamming and improvisational abilities which led them to acquire eleven Gold and five Platinum albums between 1971 and 2005. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band as 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time due to the band’s impressive accomplishments….

Jefferson Airplane Biography

Posted by on August 24, 2007 at 12:00 am
Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane was an American Rock band that was formed in San Francisco and was considered as a pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement. The band was able to lead the way for popularizing the psychedelic music scene in the mid-60’s San Francisco. They also achieved a lot of firsts for the growing number of psychedelic acts back then. Jefferson airplane was the first psychedelic band from San Francisco to sign a contract with a major record label. They were also the first band of their kin…

Boston Biography

Posted by on August 24, 2007 at 12:00 am
Boston

Boston is an American rock band that was popular during the 70’s and the 80’s. Their songs became a staple of rock radio play lists. Some of there famous hits include ” Something About You”, “More Than a Feeling”, “Amanda”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Don’t Look Back”, “Smokin'” and “Peace of Mind”. Boston was initially formed by Tom Scholz who was an MIT engineering graduate then working for Polaroid. Scholz, along with some musician friends Barry Goudreau on guitars, Jim Masdea on drums, and vocali…