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Michael Stanley Band (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by Squidbilly, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Squidbilly

    Squidbilly Tunes from the shed

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    Michael Stanley Gee was born in Cleveland March 25 1948,Grew up in cleveland&started his music career here& is now a disc jockey for local radio station WNCX 98.5 Here in cleveland.

    Michael Stanley BandThe Michael Stanley Band was formed by Stanley in 1974 with singer-songwriter–lead guitarist Jonah Koslen, former Glass Harp bassist Daniel Pecchio and drummer Tommy Dobeck from the band Circus. There were several personnel changes over the years and by 1982 the group had evolved into a seven-piece band.

    Nicknamed MSB by their fans, the band set several attendance records at Cleveland area venues including a record 20,320 at the Richfield Coliseum on July 20, 1979[2] and a record 40,529 for two Coliseum concerts on December 31, 1981 and January 1, 1982. The band's greatest achievement was a total attendance of 74,404 during a four-night stand at Blossom Music Center on August 25, 26, 30 and 31, 1982.[3]

    The group reached the peak of their popularity nationally in 1981 when the single "He Can't Love You" from the album Heartland (written and sung by keyboardist Kevin Raleigh) made the Top 40 (#33 Billboard, #27 Cash Box) and "In the Heartland" from the album North Coast went to #6 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart. Their video for "He Can't Love You" was the 47th video ever played on MTV.[4] The band's last Top 40 hit was "My Town" in 1983.

    The band called it quits in 1986 with a series of twelve farewell shows at the Front Row Theatre during the 1986–87 holiday season. Since then, Stanley has performed regularly throughout Northeast Ohio with former members of MSB and with his latest band, the Resonators
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    1975 You Break It...You Bought It!
    1976 Ladies' Choice
    1977 Stagepass
    1978 Cabin Fever
    1979 Greatest Hints
    1980 Heartland
    1981 North Coast
    1982 MSB
    1983 You Can't Fight Fashion
    1984 Fourth and Ten
    1986 Inside Moves
    1992 Right Back at Ya (1971–1983)
    1997 Misery Loves Company: More of the Best 1975–1983
     
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  2. Squidbilly

    Squidbilly Tunes from the shed

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    From the 1973 lp Friends&Legends
    Lets get the show on the road


    From Stage Pass
    MidWest Midnight


    Music Mike has some good info here.
    Lover
     
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    LG Fade To Black

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    Very nice intro "Squidbilly"...:D

    I don't know a thing about The Michael Stanley Band...:peek

    What is their very best album, not counting live or compilations?
     
  4. Squidbilly

    Squidbilly Tunes from the shed

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    Re: Michael Stanley Band

    In my opinion Not counting Live&Greatest hits, Cabin Fever is the best one,Shows off the band's true studio efforts& Mikes writing skills
    Misery Loves company

    Why should love be this way


    Other than that Im more into their mainstream tunes.
     
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    Another off of Cabin Fever
    Baby if you wanna dance
     
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    Cabin Fever, thanks for the recommendation Squidbilly.:cheers:

    I mean 1340flh...:D
     
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    Re: Michael Stanley Band

    I remember that "In The Heartland" got some airplay in Chicago for a time in tghe early 80'S. Great tune!
     
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    I really like "Let's Get The Show On The Road".

    Another favorite:

    Michael Stanley Band - Someone Like You
     
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    Nice to see this thread! I'm new to these forums and surfing around--did not expect to see mention of one of my very favorite bands here. MSB was the soundtrack to my jr high/high school years. I grew up in Northern Ohio, and MSB was very much like the Beatles to us. My first album of theirs was North Coast, and I saw them in concert many times, including the famous 4-night stand at Blossom. In my opinion, there was no greater place to grow up during the 70s. The radio stations (particularly WMMS) and the local talent were amazing.
     
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    I have a couple of his cds,that a friend from Cleveland sent me,I like both. :grinthumb
     

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