Cory Lerios

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Cory Lerios
Cory Lerios.jpg
Lerios performing in July, 2009
Photo: Floyd J. Jasinski, MYi2U
Background information
Born Palo Alto, California United States
Genres Rock, Pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers
Years active 1971–present
Labels Warner Bros. Records, A&M
Associated acts Pablo Cruise
Website Cory Lerios Official Website, Pablo Cruise Official Website

Cory Lerios is an American pianist and vocalist noted for his fast and flowing style of playing. He is one of the founding members of the platinum-record selling rock and roll band Pablo Cruise, and for the past 30 years has scored music for film and television.


Cory Lerios got his first break into the music industry with the San Francisco Bay area band Stoneground in 1971. At the time, Stoneground was signed with Warner Bros., and Cory was only 20 years old. After leaving the band in 1973, Cory, along with fellow Stoneground members Steve Price and David Jenkins, went on to form Pablo Cruise. In 1975, Pablo Cruise released its first album under A&M Records simply entitled Pablo Cruise. The band went on to sell millions of records, but in 1986 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 albums in all, the band split. Being one of the primary songwriters for Pablo Cruise, (Love Will Find A Way, Whatcha Gonna Do?) Cory decided to try his hand at composing for film and television, with his first major production being One Crazy Summer, a 1986 comedy starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. After his composition on One Crazy Summer, Cory partnered with John D'Andrea and went on to start an in house music production studio called Lerios D'Andrea Music Works based in Los Angeles. Together they wrote and produced a number of themes, songs, dramatic and comedic underscores for some of TV's most popular shows Baywatch, 300 episodes, Days of Our Lives, Diagnosis: Murder, Max Headroom, and Land Before Time), amongst others. In 2012 Cory executive produced a live DVD/CD for Pablo Cruise entitled "It's Good To Be Live!" released through Sony Entertainment. Pablo Cruise released another live CD through Sony Entertainment in 2013. Currently Cory has been scoring and executive producing the music for the international TV series SAF3 as well as continuing to tour with the original members of Pablo Cruise.






Pablo Cruise[edit]

Year Album U.S. RIAA certification and additional information
1975 Pablo Cruise 174 debut album
1976 Lifeline 139
1977 A Place in the Sun 19 2x Platinum, Gold in Canada
1978 Worlds Away 6 2x Platinum, Gold in Australia, Gold in Canada
1979 Part of the Game 39 Canadian Gold
1981 Reflector 34
1983 Out of Our Hands - last album of new material
2001 The Best of Pablo Cruise - Greatest Hits Compilation


Year Single U.S.
1977 "Whatcha Gonna Do?" 2
1977 "A Place in the Sun" 42
1978 "Don't Want to Live Without it" 14
1978 "Love Will Find a Way" 2
1978 "Never Had a Love" 87
1979 "I Go to Rio" 46
1979 "I Want You Tonight" 19
1981 "Cool Love" 13
1981 "Slip Away" 75
1983 "Will You, Won't You" 107

Additional Discography (Writer/Performer)[edit]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy awards:

ASCAP awards:

  • Won, 1996, Top TV Series for "Baywatch"
  • Won, 1997, Top TV Series for "Baywatch"
  • Won, 1997, Most Performed Underscore

BMI awards

TELLY AWARD: "Hope For Children"


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