Gallery (band)

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Gallery was a 1970s American soft rock band, formed in Detroit, Michigan by Jim Gold.[1] While Gallery did record a number of songs, they are most famous for their early- to mid-1972 hit single, "Nice to Be with You", written by Gold.[2] The song was arranged and produced by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore and released by Sussex Records. Sales of one million copies of that single earned the band a gold record.[2] The song reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] and remained in the Hot 100 for 22 weeks, tying with War's "Slippin' Into Darkness" for most weeks on that chart during the calendar year 1972. Billboard ranked it as the No. 14 song for 1972.[3]

Gallery followed up in late 1972 with a cover of Mac Davis' "I Believe in Music," which charted moderately well at number 22.[1] They also toured across the South Pacific.

In early 1973 Gallery's third and last Hot 100 hit, Tom Lazaros' "Big City Miss Ruth Ann," reached #23 on the Hot 100 and #7 on WCFL.[4] A year later, "Love Every Little Thing About You" did not chart, and Gallery disbanded.[1]

Album discography[edit]

  • Nice to Be with You (Sussex SXBS 7017) - 1971
  • Gallery Featuring Jim Gold (Sussex SXBS 7026) - 1972

Singles[edit]

  • "You're Always on My Mind" - 1972[5]
  • "Nice to Be with You" / "Ginger Haired Man" (Sussex SUX232) - 1972
  • "I Believe in Music" / "Someone" (Sussex SUX239) - 1972
  • "Big City Miss Ruth Ann" / "Lover's Hideaway" (Sussex SUX248) - 1972
  • "Maybe Baby" / "Lady Luck" (Sussex SUX259) - 1973
  • "Friends" / "Love Every Little Thing About You" (Sussex SR-512) - 1974

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography by Steve Huey". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 313. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  3. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  4. ^ "WCFL 1000 Chicago Music Survey". 1973-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  5. ^ Song "You're Always on My Mind" in YouTube.

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