Little River Band
The Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, knew what he was saying when he dubbed Little River Band (LRB) “the best singing band in the world.”
Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “We Two,” “Man On Your Mind,” “The Other Guy,” and “It’s A Long Way There.”
Worldwide album, CD sales and digital downloads now top 30 million, and LRB has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years. In fact, they were the very first band to achieve that remarkable status. According to BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on American radio, and “Lady” is close behind with over 4 million airplays.
Bassist/vocalist Wayne Nelson joined the band in 1980, and worked alongside founding members with some of the most distinctive harmonies and vocal abilities, creating the unique LRB sound. In 1981, Nelson was recognized by world renowned Beatles producer Sir George Martin whom, while producing ‘Time Exposure’, chose Nelson to record lead vocals on two of the band’s biggest hits, “The Night Owls” and “Take It Easy On Me.” Later that same year, guitarist extraordinaire Stephen Housden joined LRB bringing a rock element into the band’s sound and helped contribute to their string of Top 10 hits. As band members departed, both Housden and Nelson worked together to bring LRB into the new millennium.
Little River Band is: Wayne Nelson: Lead Vocals/Bass Colin Whinnery: Guitar/Vocals Chris Marion: Keyboards/Vocals Rich Herring: Guitar/Vocals Ryan Ricks: Drums/Percussion/Vocals... Continue Reading