|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||hard rock 80s rock classic rock hair metal|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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This talented and sophisticated American pomp-rock group released a string of first-class albums between 1982 and 1988. Featuring Jack Blades (vocals, bass), Brad Gillis (guitar, ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Alan Fitzgerald (keyboards, ex-Montrose), Kelly Keagy (drums) and Jeff Watson (guitar), they gigged in and around their home town of San Francisco as an extension of Gillis club band, Ranger. They soon attracted the attention of promoter Bill Graham, who secured them support slots to Santana, Judas Priest and the Doobie Brothers. They also signed with Neil Bogarts short-lived Boardwalk label, though this decision had a major impact on their later career when Boardwalk was swallowed up by MCA, who had little sympathy for the bands rock roots. However, Night Rangers first four albums made the Billboard Top 40 charts, with Seven Wishes reaching the Top 10 in June 1985. They also enjoyed two Top 10 single hits in the USA with Sister...