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23 November 1954, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. After many years working in the music business as pianist and contract songwriter for 20th Century Fox, Hornsby burst onto the market in 1986 with a superb debut. The single The Way It Is, with its captivating piano introduction and infectious melody, was a transatlantic hit. Hornsby has a technique of hitting the piano keys hard, which still results in a clean melodic sound, reminiscent of Floyd Cramer. The first album, part produced by Huey Lewis and on the RCA Records label, contained a plethora of piano based southern American rock songs, with Hornsbys strong voice, reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen, making it one of the years best rock albums. Many of the American heritage songs on the album were co-written with his brother John. The line-up of the Range comprised David Mansfield (violin, mandolin, guitar), Joe Puerta (bass), John Molo (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar)....