Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian rock acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies.
They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s. Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America included:
It’s a Long Way There
Help Is on Its Way
The Night Owls
Take It Easy On Me
Man On Your Mind
The Other Guy.
Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years…the first band to achieve that mark. And according to BMI, Reminiscing has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on America radio.
Little River Band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.
Reminiscing – Little River Band
There have been over 30 different members involved throughout Little River Band’s long career. Current members are:
Wayne Nelson – bass & lead vocals
Greg Hind – guitar & vocals
Chris Marion – keyboards & vocals
Rich Herring – guitar & vocals
Ryan Ricks – drums & vocals
This is my favorite from the band:
Little River Band – Lonesome Loser