Player

QUESTION:  Which of the following songs was not a hit in 1977?
A)  "Dreams" Fleetwood Mac
B)  "Feels Like the First Time" Foreigner
C)  "Shake Your Booty" KC and the Sunshine Band
D)  "Lucille" Kenny Rogers
ANSWER BELOW

Today, we honor another band that saw its greatest success in the late-1970's.  Turns out there are a lot of their albums displayed here at the Treasure Tour!  Player released their first, self-named album in 1977.  It not only proved to be their most successful album - going gold in the United States and Canada - but would also have their biggest song. The one most everyone has heard, even if they don't know who sings it.  "Baby Come Back" reached the number one slot on the Billboard Hot 100, and number ten on the soul charts. Impressively, it managed to knock the Bee-Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love" out of the top spot. The song was the second of ten tracks on the album, and would prove to have much greater longevity than even the band itself.

J.C. Crowley and Peter Beckett were two of the founding members of Player, along with Ronn Moss and John Friesen.  They recorded seven albums in four decades, but the popularity of the first far surpassed any of the others.  Beckett did depart from Player between 1989 and 1997 to perform with the Little River Band, often playing "Baby Come Back" with them. Their most recent album, Too Many Reasons, was released in 2013.  Check it out!

ANSWER:  C)  Shake Your Booty" KC and the Sunshine Band.  That baby came out in 1976.