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|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bon Jovis recommendation after the singer had witnessed a particularly wild Philadelphia club gig by Cinderella. Fred Coury replaced Cortez after the recording of Night Songs, which, while hardly original, ably demonstrated Keifers songwriting abilities. The bands style, which blended elements of AC/DC and Aerosmith, proved highly popular, with raucous live shows helping to make Nobodys Fool a number 13 hit, as the debut album climbed to number 3 in the US charts. Long Cold Winter established a more individual sound, as Cinderella adopted a classy blues rock...