Deliverance (rock band)
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|Genres||Rock and Roll
|Past members||Ken Janz
Deliverance was a German-Canadian Christian pop and rock music band that was active in the 1970s until 1981. Danny Janz, Ken Janz, and Paul Janz formed Deliverance in Lörrach, Germany though the three were from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. All three were raised in Basel, Switzerland and attended Black Forest Academy. Danny and Paul Janz had already performed together as "Danny and Paul" but joined with Ken in 1974 to form Deliverance — combining the "Janz Team Singers" with "Danny, Paul & Wayne" and created a dynamic new band. Guy Roellinger and Dave McSparran also joined the band during its history. The band released four albums before Paul Janz embarked on a solo career.
The group had a minor hit in 1979 with "Leaving L.A.", which reached #56 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After legal troubles concerning the band's name and a copyright suit the band named itself Janz and recorded a single in 1981 titled Steine which went #1 in German Charts. Still they were advised by their attorney not to record a full-length album yet. The band parted shortly after that when Paul Janz left Germany to go back to Canada.
|1976||To God Be The Glory||Image VII|
|1977||Give It A Try||Blue Rose|
|1978||Lasting Impressions||Global Records|
|1971||Ein wunderbares Heil||Janz Team||Janz Team Singers and Danny & Paul|
|1971||Reach Out To Jesus||Janz Team||Janz Team Singers and Danny & Paul|
|1972||Ohne Jesus||Janz Team||Janz Team Singers and Danny & Paul|
- Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 252. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.