Lazarus (band)

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Lazarus was a 1970s American soft rock band. The members of Lazarus were Billie Hughes, Gary Dye, and Carl Kessee. Billie Hughes was the leader of the band, as the lead singer and songwriter. Hughes also played guitar and violin.

In association with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, Lazarus moved to Woodstock, N.Y., signing with the newly formed Bearsville Records (Warner Bros.) label, under the direction of Albert Grossman. The self-titled "Lazarus (Lazarus album)" and A Fool's Paradise albums were recorded and released on the Bearsville label, produced by Peter Yarrow and Phil Ramone.

In the next four years, Lazarus performed extensively throughout the United States and Canada. In 1976 the band won the Clio Award for "Lifesavers" Best Commercial of the Year which ran nine years nationwide.

The band's first album,Lazarus (Lazarus album), was released in 1971. "Warmth of Your Eyes" was released as a single in 1972. Their second and final album, A Fool's Paradise, followed in 1973, from which "Ladyfriends I (Sing a Song to Your Lady)" was tagged as a single. Hughes went on to pursue a solo career after they disbanded.


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