December 3, 2020 @ 9:04 AM

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Orleans on USA "Hot Spots" show  - 1983

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For us, the 70s were about the rise of Orleans ... 1972 through 1977, when John left the band for the first time. That threw a monkey wrench into things but, after some drama during a 2-year process of regrouping, "Orleans Mach 2" ... Larry, Lance and Wells, along with new bandmates Bob Leinbach and RA Martin, re-emerged in 1979 with the "Forever" album and a #11 hit in "Love Takes Time". On the strength of that success, 1980 was a very strong touring year. Rise #2!
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