Player

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Nazione:Stati Uniti
Attività:dal 1977

Line up

  • Peter Beckett: vocals, guitars
  • Ronn Moss: bass, vocals
Best remembered for "Baby Come Back," a song which topped the US single charts in 1978, Player original lineup included Peter Beckett (guitarist, lead vocalist), J.C. Crowley (guitarist, vocalist), Ronn Moss (bassist, vocalist) and John Friesen (drummer). After extensively playing the club scene in Southern California, Player began to develop a very distinctive edgy, yet very melodic rock style, and was signed by Robert Stigwood to his legendary RSO Records, home to The BeeGees, Eric Clapton, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”.

Among several notable accolades, Player was named Billboard's Best New Singles Artist of 1978. Eric Clapton became so impressed with Player that he invited them to be the special guest on his 1978 North American tour. They also performed with Heart, Boz Scaggs, Kenny Loggins and Gino Vanelli to name a few.

Player went on to release four albums during their active touring years until 1982. Moss left in 1981 to pursue an acting career, and has starred for the past 25 years on the daytime soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”. JC Crowley pursued a career in country Music, while Beckett continued writing for other artists and movie soundtracks. He also did an eight year stint with Little River Band starting in 1990, while releasing an acclaimed solo cd 'Beckett' in 1991.

Beckett got back together with Ronn Moss in 1995, and recorded Player's fifth album, “Lost in Reality” and toured the United States. Since then, Peter has produced, written and played on two solo CDs for Ronn Moss and composed music for “The Bold And The Beautiful”. Player restarted working on new songs and touring together in 2010. The new lineup features again original members Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss together with Rob Math (guitars), Johnny English (keyboards) and Craig Pilo (drums).

As a special appetizer to the new release, and in connection with a promotional trip in Italy where Peter and Ronn will appear on several major radio and TV shows in the first week of May, Frontiers Records releases a worldwide digital release only of a 3-songs EP entitled “My Addiction” on April 30th.

The EP will also include, along with the title track, “Too Many Reasons” and a new recording of “Baby Come Back” and sets the pace for the new album’s release which is planned for the second half of 2012.

A new Player studio CD entitled "Too Many Reasons" has been released worldwide in February 2013 on the Frontiers Records label.

Discografia

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Too Many Reasons (Frontiers Records / 2013) 

1. MAN ON FIRE / 2. PRECIOUS / 3. I WILL / 4. TELL ME / 5. THE SINS OF YESTERDAY / 6. MY ADDICTION / 7. TOO MANY REASONS / 8. TO THE EXTREME / 9. THE WORDS YOU SAY / 10. LIFE IN COLOR ...

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My Addiction (Frontiers Records / 2012) 

1. MY ADDICTION / 2. TOO MANY REASONS / 3. BABY COME BACK (NEW RECORDING)

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The Best Of Player: Baby Come Back (Polygram Records / 1998) 

1. BABY COME BACK / 2. THIS TIME I'M IN IT FOR LOVE / 3. MELANIE / 4. PRISONER OF YOUR LOVE / 5. I'VE BEEN THINKING / 6. WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW ...

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Lost In Reality (River North Records / 1997) 

1. THIS IS YOUR LIFE / 2. WITHOUT YOU / 3. FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND / 4. SOMETHING GOOD / 5. AFTER ALL THIS TIME / 6. BABY COME BACK '96 / 7. CHERRY LANE ...

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Spies Of Life (RCA Records / 1982) 

1. IF LOOKS COULD KILL / 2. SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNSAID / 3. THANK YOU FOR THE USE OF YOUR LOVE / 4. IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I BREATHE / 5. MY MINDS MADE UP ...

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Room With a View (Casablanca Records / 1980) 

1. ROOM WITH A VIEW / 2. IT'S FOR YOU / 3. UPSIDE DOWN / 4. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE / 5. BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST / 6. ALL TIED UP / 7. GIVIN' IT ALL ...

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Danger Zone (RSO Records / 1978) 

1. LOVE IN THE DANGER ZONE / 2. SILVER LINING / 3. I JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU / 4. FOREVER / 5. I'VE BEEN THINKING / 6. PRISONER OF YOUR LOVE / 7. JOIN IN THE DANCE / 8. WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW ...

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Player (RSO Records / 1977) 

1. COME ON OUT / 2. BABY COME BACK / 3. GOODBYE(THAT'S ALL I EVER HEARD) / 4. MELANIE / 5. EVERY WHICH WAY / 6. THIS TIME I'M IN IT FOR LOVE / 7. LOVE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT ...

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