Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – I Will Stand By You – Performed Live In Concert

Quarterflash is an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon….with a band that was originally made up of the two current members…. Orinda Sue “Rindy” Ross on lead vocals and saxophone….and her husband Marv Ross on guitars…..along with Jack Charles on guitars…..and Rick DiGiallonardo on keyboards / synthesizers….plus, Rich Gooch on electric bass…. and Brian David Willis…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Harden My Heart – Performed Live In Concert

“Harden My Heart“ is a song by the rock group Quarterflash….which was written by their guitarist Marv Ross…..and was a million-selling Gold-certified single….after which it was featured on the band’s  band’s Platinum-selling Quarterflash album that was released in 1981. The song was originally released as a single in early 1980 by Seafood Mama….which was Quarterflash’s predecessor band…..as It featured more sparse instrumentation but…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Give Me The Right Kind Of Love – Live In Concert

The group was formed by merging two popular Oregon bands, Seafood Mama and Pilot …. while continuing under the name Seafood Mama….the band originally released the single “Harden My Heart” on a local private label, Whitefire Records, in the spring of 1980….with the B-side track being “City of Roses”. “Harden My Heart” was a big hit on Portland radio stations…

Music – 1968 – The Temptations – You Got What I Need + Firefly + Butterfly + Sweet Talking Mama

The Temptations would settle into a group that consisted of Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin…..and the success that would follow the group would result in what would, in later years, would be frequently referred to as the “Classic Five”….as seen in the lineup in this video herewith. In January 1964, Smokey…

Music – 1978 – Todd Rundgren + Utopia – Caravan + Can’t Stop the Loving Action + Road To Utopia

    Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975. By 1976, the group was known…