Steely Dan

Steely Dan was an American jazz-rock/pop band that released six studio albums on ABC between 1972 and 1977, followed by an eighth on MCA in 1980. After a 20-year break in recording, they issued two discs of new material during the early 2000s. Debuting as a six-piece, the lineup trimmed by 1975 to the duo […]

Sleepy Hollow

Sleeper Hollow were an American art-pop/rock trio from Philadelphia that was active during the early 1970s. Members: Richard Billay (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Richie Bremen (bass), Joe Zucca (drums) Signed to Artie Ripp’s Family Productions label, the trio teamed with veteran local producer John Madara and string/horn arranger Tom Sellers for the recording of a […]

Loggins & Messina

Loggins and Messina were an American country rock duo that released six studio albums and a live double-album on Columbia between 1971 and 1976. They formed when ex-Buffalo Springfield/Poco member Jim Messina partnered with little-known songwriter Kenny Loggins for the latter’s intended debut solo album. They are most known for the nostalgic hit “Your Mama […]

Starbuck

Starbuck were an American pop/exotica band from Atlanta that released two albums on Private Stock in 1976 and 1977, followed by a third on United Artists in 1978. Members: Bruce Blackman (vocals, keyboards), Ron Norris (guitar, vocals, 1974-76), Tommy Strain (lead guitar, 1974-76), Jimmy Cobb (bass, vocals), Sloan Hayes (keyboards, vocals, 1974-78), Bo Wagner (percussion), […]

Sparks

Sparks are an American art-pop duo consisting of keyboardist/songwriter Ron Mael and his vocalist brother Russell Mael. The pair has been musically active since the late 1960s when they formed the quintet Halfnelson with drummer Harley Feinstein and another set of brothers, guitarist Earl Mankey and guitarist/bassist Jim Mankey. Signed to Bearsville, the band recorded […]