Sunday, September 21, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Pablo Cruise

Artist:Pablo Cruise
Song:Love Will Find A Way
Album:20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection:The Best Of Pablo Cruise

Love Will Find A Way was one of two top ten hits for Pablo Cruise in the mid 70s. Pablo Cruise was not a person. It was a band from San Francisco. Lead singer and guitarist David Jenkins, keyboard player Cory Lerios and drummer David Price were members of the early 70s band Stoneground. Warner Bros. dropped Stoneground in 1973 after three unsuccessful albums. Jenkins, Lerios and Price formed Pablo Cruise with former It's A Beautiful Day bassist Bud Cockrell. They signed with A & M Records and released their debut album in 1975. Success came when Whatcha Gonna do reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. The album A Place In The Sun was certified Platinum. Cockrell left in 1977 and was replaced by former Santana bassist Bruce Day. The 1978 album Worlds Away was also certified Platinum and Love Will Find A Way reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. That was Pablo Cruise's peak and you can get all their hits on this budget comp. The band started to fall apart when Day left in 1980 and then Price left in 1981. The rise of New Wave didn't help and Pablo Cruise split up in 1983. After a 1985 reunion attempt failed, Jenkins was in the country rock group Southern Pacific. Lerios became a session musician. Jenkins and Cockrell led a version of Pablo Cruise in 1996. Then at David Price's 2004 wedding, Jenkins, Lerios and Price decided to reunite and they are still together. Bruce Day died in 1999 and Bud Cockrell died in 2010. They released a live CD in 2011 and they still tour. Here's Pablo Cruise performing Love Will Find A Way in 1978.

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