Michael Stanley Band

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  1. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

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    A band you've probably forgotten, but shouldn't have. ;)
     
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    I haven’t forgotten them. Here is my favorite MSB song written by Kevin Raleigh.

     
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    Another great Kevin Raleigh tune:

    Bonus points for the choices of guitars to lip-synch with. ;)
     
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    Are you two guys originally from Cleveland? Otherwise what are you doing talking about MSB? I didn't think they got any play outside of Northern Ohio. Inside of Ohio, Michael Stanley was huge. He sold out Blossom, our summer ampitheater, 4 nights in a row for an attendance of over 74,000 (I had to look that up). Every girl in high school had a MSB t-shirt. They should have been bigger than they were. They had some good songs.
     
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    Nope, I’ve lived in Illinois all my life, with the exception of living in Indiana for 3 years 1985-1988. I’ve always been a big MSB fan. You are correct, they should’ve been bigger than they were.
     
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    I heard they were popular in various pockets around the country. St Louis is one.
     
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    Not often I hear somebody outside the CLE mention MSB. Couple of those guys are good friends. I dig em.
     
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    No sir - originally from Pittsburgh. Lover got pretty serious airplay on our rock station back then.
    And yes, they should have been bigger.
     
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    I live in Southern California and we were playing “He Can’t Love You (Like I Love You)”, “Lover”, and “I’ll Never Need Anyone More (Than I Need You Tonight)” in our high school band. I continued to play these in bar bands through most of the 80’s. MSB is very Bob Seger-like if you ask me.
     
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    They were big in Florida. I remember a bunch of their tunes. He Can't Love You Like I Love You always sounded to me like Loverboy with a sax player.
     
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    I remember them from some ad in Guitar Player about 30+ years ago.
     
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    Does anyone remember when they did a concert in the parking lot of Cleveland Municipal Stadium?
    Had to be the late 80’s or early 90’s before they dug out the parking lot for the inner harbor project that now contains the R&R Hall of Fame and Science Museum.
    Unfortunately they pointed the stage towards the Stadium from the opposite side of the parking lot and created a giant echo.
    Here are some pictures to show how big the parking lot was...
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    That entire area and down the sides of the Stadium was packed with people. I was up on the wall southwest of the Stadium across the railroad tracks and that area was also packed full of people. I estimate the crowd size to be 60 to 80,000!
     
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    I remember He Can't Love You Like Like I Love You got a lot of air play in my hometown in Michigan in the early eighties, I liked that song.
     
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    The Agora version of "Let's Get The Show On The Road"! Awesome! Thanks for that!

    I never got tired of looking at the cover of "Stagepass"! LOL

    In the late 1970s, there were concert organizers at Ohio universities who occasionally "made the mistake" of booking MSB as the opening act for larger, nationally-known bands... The home crowds would go absolutely nuts for MSB, much to the dismay of the headliners!
     
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    Michael Stanley and I went to the same small college - I remember him from there. He was a senior when I was a freshman. We had number of really good musicians there - including the son of the conductor of the Paris Philharmonic, who was a total rocker. Out of that environment, Michael was already well on his way at that point.
     
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