|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||soft rock classic rock progressive rock 70s rock ambrosia pop|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
From Los Angeles, California, USA, Ambrosia was formed in 1970 by David Pack (15 July 1952, Huntington Park, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Joe Puerta (b. 2 July 1951; vocals/bass), Burleigh Drummond (drums) and Christopher North (keyboards). Beginning with a lightweight AOR sound, Ambrosias albums steadily improved over time as they toughened up their music. They enjoyed early US hits with Holdin On To Yesterday, Nice, Nice, Very Nice and a cover version of the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, with the latter taken from the documentary movie All This And World War II, in which the band members also appeared. Life Beyond L.A. (1978) and One Eighty (1980) saw a fusion of keyboards and guitar replace the laid-back sound of previous albums, with additional musical input provided by David Cutler Lewis (keyboards) and Royce Jones (percussion). The band enjoyed US Top 5 hits in 1978 with How Much I Feel...