Fandango (US band)

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For other uses, see Fandango (disambiguation).
Origin United States
Genres Electric pop rock[1]
Labels Wounded Bird Records, RCA Records
Past members Joe Lynn Turner
Rick Blakemore
Abe Speller
Bob Danyls
Larry Dawson
Denny LaRue
Lou Mondelli
Joe De Lia

Fandango were an American pop rock band[1] fronted by vocalist Joe Lynn Turner.

The band opened for acts like The Allman Brothers and Chicago.[2] Turner has stated that the band took influences from the Eagles and southern rock. He also claims the group disbanded after their equipment was stolen[3] and that they had various problems.[4] Turner's work with the group got him noticed by Ritchie Blackmore, who chose him to replace Graham Bonnet in Rainbow.[5] Larry Dawson (stage name of Larry Dvoskin), one of the band's keyboardists, would later play for Uli Jon Roth.


  • Fandango (1977)
  • Last Kiss (1978)
  • One Night Stand (1979)
  • Cadillac (1980)


  • The Best of Fandango (1999)