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 Charles Lerios[1] (born February 12, 1951 in Palo Alto, California[2]) is an American pianist and vocalist noted for his fast and flowing style of playing. He is a founding member of the platinum-record-selling soft rock 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 Pablo Cruise, its first album under A&M Records. The band went on to sell millions of records, but in 1986, after completing several national tours and releasing 7 albums, the band split. Being one of the primary songwriters for Pablo Cruise, (Love Will Find A Way, Whatcha Gonna Do?), Cory tried 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. Later, 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 and 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 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 scores and produces the music for the international TV series SAF3 and tours with the original members of Pablo Cruise. In 2015 Cory released an EP, If I Could Change Anything It Would Be You!, under the name Cory Charles.



  • 2014/15 SAF3 (TV series) Episodes, Music Supervision
  • 2013/14 SAF3 (TV series) Episodes
  • 2013 "Men At Work"
  • 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards Programme
  • 2013 "Bench" International Promos
  • 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! Main Title Theme & Episodes
  • 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards Programme
  • 2009 Hope For Children, Documentary
  • 2009 Terrell Lloyd, Documentary
  • 2009 Geortrax Animated Series Theme/Pilot
  • 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Theme
  • 2008 The Land Before Time
  • 2006 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman
  • 2004/5 ToddWorld
  • 2004 The Best TV Shows That Never Were
  • 2004 Hot Wheels AcceleRacers
  • 2004 E! Diary of An Affair
  • 2003 Baywatch: "Hawaiian Wedding"
  • 2001 The Mummy
  • 2000 Murder in the Mirror
  • 2000/2001 Intimate Portrait (TV series)
  • 1999 The Test of Love (movie)
  • 1999 Diagnosis: Murder (series)
  • 1999 A Secret Life (movie)
  • 1998 A Marriage of Convenience (movie)
  • 1998 Martial Law (TV series)
  • 1998 Baywatch: "White Thunder at Glacier Bay" (movie)
  • 1997 Baywatch: "Assault on Devil's Island" (movie)
  • 1997 Steel Chariots
  • 1997 In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (movie)
  • 1996 Gone in a Heartbeat (movie)
  • 1996 Fall Into Darkness (movie)
  • 1996 Angel Flight Down
  • 1995/96 Flipper (series)
  • 1995/96 Baywatch Nights (series)
  • 1995 Baywatch: Forbidden Paradise (movie)
  • 1993/94 Mighty Max (TV series)
  • 1993/94/95 Days of Our Lives (daytime soap opera)
  • 1994 Deadly Vows (movie)
  • 1990 E.A.R.T.H. Force (series)
  • 1989/2001 Baywatch. All 11 seasons (theme & 300 episodes)
  • 1987 Max Headroom
  • Hard Copy



  • CBS LOGO: theme: CBS
  • STARZ LOGO: theme: STARZ
  • TNT SUNDAY CLASSICS MOVIE: theme: Turner Broadcasting
  • TNT (TV channel)|TNT FEATURE FILMS: series & theme: Turner Broadcasting
  • RAVE: Arts & Entertainment
  • 16th ANNUAL CABLE ACE AWARDS: TNT: Producer: David Lawrence
  • San Disk LOGO:Theme: Commercial


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?" 6
1977 "A Place in the Sun" 42
1978 "Don't Want to Live Without it" 19
1978 "Love Will Find a Way" 6
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"


External sources[edit]