Orleans

Biography

This US soft rock outfit was formed in 1972 by John Hall (Baltimore, Maryland, USA; guitar/vocals), Larry Hoppen (guitar/vocals) and Wells Kelly (d. 1984; drums/keyboards/vocals). Drawing from a variety of sources - country, rock, soul and calypso - Orleans acquired a cult following as one of the more intelligent mainstream bands of their era. With Larry Hoppen’s brother Lance (b. Bayshore, New York, USA; bass/vocals) added to the line-up, Orleans signed with ABC Records in 1973, but were... Read more

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classic rock
70s
soft rock
rock
pop
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