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Rock'n Blues Concert Series Welcomes PLAYER, Billboard #1 Hitmakers

Kick off summer with Rock 'n Blues Concert Series as we welcome PLAYER, hosted by Diane & The Deductibles. Rock with us in this historic intimate venue for a great night of music and after show Meet 'N Greet.
 
 
 
PLAYER - Current Line Up
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - April 13, 2017 - PRLog -- Rock'n Blues Concert Series is ready to rock summer solstice when Diane & The Deductibles host PLAYER, veterans of the classic, breezy California sound. Featuring founders Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss; Buster Akrey, Rob Math; and Burleigh Drummond (from AMBROSIA).

Diane Adams, series producer and Diane & The Deductibles lead singer, is a strong advocate supporting the music industry. She developed this series in June 2014 especially for the OC community, at the Huntington Beach Library Theater. Diane, a member of The Huntington Beach Library Patrons Foundation as well as many other Huntington Beach community groups, initiated the Children's wing expansion that included this library theater. The theater is an intimate 319-seat setting with perfect sight lines and acoustics. More than a concert, the Rock'n Blues Concert Series offers a total music lover experience in a scenic venue, Red Carpet photo opportunities, food and drink and post-show meet and greet with the band.

PLAYER was formed in 1977 by UK native Peter Beckett who came to the U.S. after playing for years in The popular English band Paladin. The band was born at a chance meeting between Peter and J.C. Crowley when they met at a classic Hollywood White Party and were the only two dressed in jeans and t-shirts. Ronn Moss joined next, bringing in his high school bandmate John Friesen. From there the band honed their style of soft pop rock, with mellow keyboards and layered harmonies.

To get noticed, they did it the rock 'n roll brick and mortar way – they played LA clubs and bars, went around to producers' offices to play live, hauling their own gear. The band's theory was that "a demo tape can be thrown on a shelf and forgotten, whereas a live band wouldn't fit."

This focus served them well and before long they were signed by legend Robert Stigwood of RSO Records. Their first gig was opening for Gino Vanelli; next they went out with Boz Scaggs and it was during this tour that 'Baby Come Back' charted number one on Billboard and internationally for 35 weeks.

Player Story - check out this history with great interviews and stories from the band.



They continued to tour arenas in the classic Bill Graham-promoter style, with everyone from Eric Clapton on his Slow Hand Tour, to Heart, Little River Band and Kenny Loggins. Album three, ROOM WITH A VIEW, yielded Top 40 hit "It's For You" on Neil Bogart's legendary Casablanca Records (KISS, Donna Summer, Village People, Cher, Parliament featuring George Clinton). They also worked on their own projects, each of them having successful careers in everything from film/TV scoring, producing, music software to soap opera stardom (Ronn Moss, Bold & The Beautiful).

1995 was the first time Peter and Ronn performed again as PLAYER, connecting originally to work on Ronn's solo record; instead they put out PLAYER'S fifth LP, LOST IN REALITY, which earned them a nomination for Best Independent Album Production at the LA Music Awards. The chemistry remained and since then PLAYER continues to record and tour the US and internationally. We look forward to kicking off summer with this great, enduring band.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
5:45 p.m. – Doors, Red Carpet Photos
7 p.m. –Show
10 p.m. – Meet & Greet / After Party
Tickets: $29, $37 & *VIP $75
***VIP tickets include premium seating, Rockstar Lounge Access with unlimited hors d'oeuvres and soft beverages.

Note: Cash only at event for all purchases/CDs & Memorabilia

Huntington Beach Central Library Theater & Cultural Center
7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
*Free Parking*

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 Eric Clapton pulls the plug on PLAYER?

By Peter Lindblad/Backstage Auctions Inc.
February 2013


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PLAYER

 
The West Coast-based / AOR duo formed by Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss recently completed a very successful italian promotional tour in support of the digital release of their EP "Addiction", a prelude to a new CD currently being recorded. PLAYER made several national television and radio appearances, including "I Fatti Vostri" morning TV show and "L'Italia Sul Due" afternoon show, both on RAI 2. They also made a cameo appearance on Canale 5's top rated prime time show "Scherzla Parte""I Fatti Vostri", and were special guests on shows on both Radio Capital and Radio Deejay. Player's EP is available online through iTunes and Amazon and all other digital retailers. Frontiers expects to release the complete new CD by year's end.

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PLAYER 
 

By Tommy Garrett-Canyon News
September 14, 2008

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PETER BECKETT INTERVIEW


Hot Wax Daily-January 20, 2009

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By Tommy Garrett -Canyon News
August 9, 2009

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TODAY IN ROCK-PLAYER #1
January 14, 1978
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PLAYER MASTERS THE GAME

 
Circus Magazine March 19, 1978
By Mick Klebber

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PLAYER Feeling It's Oates

 Rollingstone Magazine April 6, 1978

 

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PLAYER AS IT LAYS
 

Creem Magazine 1978

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Playing in the Danger Zone


Circus Magazine-November 14, 1978

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"Baby Come Back" Player 

Super Seventies


 

 

 

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PLAYER STRIKES IT HOT


The Daily Collegian January 27, 1978

 
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PLAYER Concert Review

Twin River Casino 2007
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PLAY...PLAY...PLAYER


Teen Bag Magazine 1980

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PLAYER ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE 1978

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PLAYING AROUND WITH PLAYER

Tiger Beat Magazine 1980

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WHAT THEY'RE LIKE OFF STAGE


Tiger Beat 1978

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PLAYER! (Unknown source) 1978

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Chautauqua Flashes Back to the 70's- 80's

Posted: Jul 06, 2013 11:25 AM EST Updated: Jul 06, 2013 11:54 AM EST
By Bill Cummings - email
 
Christopher Cross " Sailing" at Chautauqua Christopher Cross " Sailing" at Chautauqua
 
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Gary Wright (on right with keyboard) says " Dream Weaver" inspired by visit to India with George Harrison Gary Wright (on right with keyboard) says " Dream Weaver" inspired by visit to India with George Harrison
 
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Chautauqua, NY - Christopher Cross tells the audience a funny story Friday night at Chautauqua Institution's Amphitheater. He says while going through airport security the agent scanned his I.D. and then said to him, " Didn't there used to be a singer named Cristopher Cross?" It gave the nearly sold out audience a big laugh. Cross is a five time Grammy Award winner and is still very much making music. He is the featured act in a tour called "Sail Rock" and named after his most famous song. He brought along some other big names and memories from the 70's and 80's as well.
The concert featured nothing but hit songs sung by the original artists. It included memorable and iconic songs performed by Christopher Cross: "Sailing," "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," "Ride The Wind," "Think of Laura." Orleans: "Still The One," "Dance With Me," "Love Takes Time." Gary Wright: "Dream Weaver," "Love Is Alive." Firefall: "You Are The Woman," "Just Remember I Love You," "Strange Way." John Ford Coley: "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," "Nights Are Forever Without You," "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again," "Love Is The Answer." Robbie Dupree: "Steal Away." Player: "Baby Come Back," "This Time I'm In It For Love."
Judging from the audience dancing along and several standing ovations the crowd at Chautaqua knows these artists can still make memories!
 
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Nothing But Hits Sail Into Chautauqua

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Sail Rock 2013
Featuring
Christopher Cross
Orleans
Player
Firefall
Gary Wright
Robbie Dupree
John Ford Coley
Chautauqua Institute Amphitheater
Chautauqua, NY

Friday July 5, 2013
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto
 
The Sail Rock 2013 tour wove its way into the Chautauqua Institute’s Amphitheater Friday evening. The picturesque setting with nearby Chautauqua Lake made this show even more nostalgic as fans had the chance to relive those magic songs of the seventies and early eighties.
The show began with John Ford Coley, who had a string of hits with his old partner the late “England” Dan Seals. Kicking of the affair with a pair of the duo’s top ten hits “We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again” and “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” was a great way to get the audience into the show. During his final song of the evening he mentioned how much Dan loved “Love Is The Answer” as he played it for him as a tribute.
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Up next was Robbie Dupree who began with his Top 6 smash from 1980, “Steal Away”. Dupree also had another hit “Hot Rod Hearts” which he also performed before turning the stage over to Player.
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Player featuring original members Ronn Moss and Peter Beckett strolled out to play their two biggest hits. “This Time I’m In It For Love” featured Ronn Moss on lead vocals. Moss as some may remember left to pursue an acting career that led to his best known role of Ridge Forrester on the CBS daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful. Beckett followed up by singing the bands signature song “Baby Come Back” which rose to the top of the charts and was a staple everywhere you went in 1977.
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Firefall followed featuring original member Jock Bartley and longtime guitarist/vocalist Johnne Sambataro. “Just Remember I Love You” and “You Are The Woman” were played to the crowd’s delight.
Gary Wright who at one time was a member of Spooky Tooth, an English band that also featured Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones was on stage next. Wright is best known for his 1976 classic “Dream Weaver”. It would have been good to hear “Really Wanna Know You” which was his last top 40 hit from 1981 but it was not to be.
Orleans was up next although they were on stage the whole time serving as the house band for each act. Their performance of their classic “Dance With Me” drew the first standing ovation of the evening. Lance Hoppen mentioned how it had been about a year that they lost his brother Larry Hoppen who sang lead on the bands two biggest hits. The band closed with “Still The One” before turning it over to the Christopher Cross to close out the event.
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Cross opened with his smash “Never Be The Same” and it was clear who most fans came to see. Cross mentioned how a new version of the movie Arthur was recently released but stated there is really only one Arthur and that is Dudley Moore as he launched into his number one hit Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do). The highlight of the whole night had to be the amazing performance of Cross’ other number one hit “Sailing”. Cross’ voice was crisp and clear and the performance was one to remember. As he introduced what he called the song that put him on the map, “Ride Like The Wind” he gave a nod to Michael McDonald who was sang background vocals on the original version recorded on his debut album which landed Cross five Grammy’s.
For an encore almost every artist on the bill came out to jam on The Eagles “Take It Easy”. A fitting way to close out the show and send everyone home on a high note. The show featured nothing but the hits that dominated the airwaves in the mid to late seventies. There are not many tours out there today that can boast the set list that Sail Rock 2013 can. One can hold out hope that a tour like this is something that can be done every summer. With the a friendly ticket price it makes for an enjoyable night out for the whole family and also to celebrate some great music as well.
 
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Daily Collegian-Penn State University January 27, 1978

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