"Love my old Fenders, Gibson Les Paul, and my new line six
variax acoustic, and my Tech 21 ix12 combo with powered exit cabinet....SCREAMS!!"   
Peter Beckett


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 PLAYER

 

The West Coast-based / AOR duo formed by Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss recently completed a very successful italian promotional tour in support of the digital release of their EP "Addiction", a prelude to a new CD currently being recorded. PLAYER made several national television and radio appearances, including "I Fatti Vostri" morning TV show and "L'Italia Sul Due" afternoon show, both on RAI 2. They also made a cameo appearance on Canale 5's top rated prime time show "SCHERZI A PARTE" , and were special guests on shows on both Radio Capital andRadio Deejay. Here are some of the links

http://www.deejay.it/dj/media/video/2128/6055/Ronn-Moss?idProgramma=9§ion=radio
http://www.deejay.it/dj/media/foto/2285/Ronn-Moss?idArtista=1972&idProgramma=9§ion=radio
http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/scherziaparte/scherzi/299612/sexy-a-parte.html

 

Player's EP is available online through iTunes and Amazon and all other digital retailers. Some links are below:

http://www.frontiers.it/album/5028/
http://www.amazon.com/Addiction-EP/dp/B007U8SUKM/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338203892&sr=301-1
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/addiction-single/id519147392
http://itunes.apple.com/it/album/addiction-single/id519147392

Frontiers expects to release the complete new CD by year's end.

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THINK OUT LOUD
release: s/t
label: Yesterrock
distributor: NL Distribution
release date: June 24th, 2009
 
THINK OUT LOUD are a studio project featuring singer Peter Beckett (LITTLE RIVER BAND, PALADIN, SKYBAND) and his Australian friend Steve Kipner (SKYBAND) who also is best known for his work as song-writer and producer for WILSON PHILIPPS and WHITNEY HOUSTON. Guests on this high class record include Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum, Tris Imboden, Bob Marlette and Michael Landau. Originally released in 1988, the self-titeled album by THINK OUT LOUD is a sought after AOR jewel today.
Thanks to YESTERROCK, this re-mastered release is now available again for a reasonable price. Again, Distribution will be handled by NL DISTRIBUTION.
 
Tracklist: 1. In A Perfect World  2. Stranger Things Have Happened  3. Original Sin (Jumpin’ In)  4. The Deep End, 5. Raise You Up  6. After All This Time  7. Faithful Love  8. Body And Soul (Lost In The Rhythm) , 9. In No Uncertain Terms  10. Talk To Yourself
 
Line-Up: Peter Beckett (vocals, guitars) Steve Kipner (bass, vocals, keyboards) Additional musicians: Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum, Tris Imboden, Bob Marlette, Michael Landau, Paulinho Da Costa, Brandon Fields, Jimmy Johnson, Paul Jackson jr., Bobby Caldwell, Renée Geyer.
 
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Ronn Moss and Peter Beckett of Player to Lian February 5
by Alessia De Angelis

Friday, 'February 5 to Lian Club di Roma evening dedicated to the 70 with the participation of Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss or two of the Player, who will perform a live acoustic songs with their more' famous including "Baby Come Back.

Friday 'February 5 to Lian Club di Roma evening dedicated to the 70 with the participation of Ronn Moss and Peter Beckett (pictured), or two of Player, Who will perform in a live acoustic tracks with their more 'famous, including "Baby Come Back".

Friday, February 5, 2010 the Club Lian retraces the music of the 70s with an evening dedicated to those years. Special guest during the evening on stage at the exclusive national Lian a real treat for those years: directly from the player there will be Ronn Moss, Star of the world (best known for playing the role of Ridge in "Beautiful") and Peter Beckett, Who will perform in a mini live acoustic songs including their most famous hit for excellence "Baby Come Back".
Players are formed in the mid 70s to Los Angeles from the meeting between Peter Beckett (formerly guitarist Skyband, British group) bassist Ronn Moss and JC Crowley. Achieved worldwide success in 1978 and finished well for 4 weeks on top of the top ten U.S. single with "Baby Come Back" leaving an indelible mark on pop history.
Ronn Moss, Star of television, film and music, plays the part of since 1987 Ridge Forrester the soap opera "Beautiful". Born in Los Angeles since his youth is attracted by rock and roll testing himself first with the drums, then guitar and finally with the electric bass. In 1976, Ronn joined by three musicians to form the band Player. Their work soon attracted the attention music impresario Robert Stigwood, who takes them under the label RSO Records by producing the records, "Player" and "Danger Zone". Later, under the label Casablanca, producing the album "Room With A View". Following the release of the album tour with the likes of Gino Vannelli, Boz Scaggs, Eric Clapton and Heart and The Little River Band. In the first three weeks of 1978, their single "Baby Come Back" occupies the first position in the national pop charts and "Player" was voted as the best single premiums Billboards. After leaving in 1981 the Player, Ronn follows his interest in acting, studying with Charles Conrad, Chris O'Brien, Kathleen King and Peggy Feury. His debut in film of Ronnie is with "Heart and Armor", Italian production is completely set in Rome and Sicily. In 1996 he released a fifth CD with Peter Beckett, another member of the Player, entitled "Lost in Reality". In 2004 the side of Anna Maria Barbera took part in the Italian film "Cristhmas in Love" directed by Blacks Parenti.
Peter Beckett is an English musician and songwriter who wrote songs for many artists in the foreground. Better known as singer and guitarist of the soft rock group Player, who scored a resounding success in the United States in 1977 with "Baby Come Back".
"Thank God It's Friday" One night the banner of the 70's will see the popular console dj Andrea Prezioso that will trace during the dj-set that will follow the concert the most salient steps of this decade musically exceptional and where, in fact, lies the root of today's hard dance in all its forms.
Present in an active and effective for over 20 years in the music scene nationally and internationally, is currently Andrea Prezioso dj of Radio Capital.


Ronn Moss LIVE AND PETER BECKETT

Exclusive national PLAYER live in concert at Lian Club

22.30 Admission 10 euro
Infoline and booking tables: 3476507244 / 3383612653
www.myspace.com / lianclub

Lian Club - Via degli Enotri 8 - Rome

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MUSIC CATALOG*208 SONGS

FROM BMI REPERTOIRE

 
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A TOUCH OF HEAVEN-PETER BECKETT


LEVER 2000 SOAP COMMERCIAL

 
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*TOP 10 YACT ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME*

BABY COME BACK 1978

By Spencer D and Brian Linder
 


 
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*PLAYER FEELING IT'S OATES*

Rollingstone Magazine April 6, 1978

Article by Rich Wiseman


 

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*PLAYER AS IT LAYS*

CREAM MAGAZINE 1978
Article by Toby Goldstein 

 
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* PLAYING IN THE DANGER ZONE*

CIRCUS MAGAZINE November 14, 1978

Article by Brad Balfour
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]*AUSSIE LITTLE RIVER BAND 1995*

Iowa State Daily July 20, 1995
By Sarah Wolf

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TIGER BEAT MAGAZINE  November 1974
TIGER BEAT MAGAZINE November 1974
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*AOR CLASSICS*
1995-ISSUE 7

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1970s song stays catchy with mop commercial

By LINDSEY KASTNING

Last updated on 01/28/2009 at 7:01 p.m.
 

“Swiffer Mop and Swiffer Sweeper Vac do it all...” including bringing back the 1970s hit “Baby Come Back.”

Who knew that a commercial about a mop could be so entertaining? With over eight different commercials for the Sweeper Vac, Swiffer is able to captivate audiences each time with silly antics and a catchy song. And the voices behind the tune?

In 1978, Player released its self-titled first album which included an upbeat one-hit wonder, “Baby Come Back.” The song quickly rose to number one on the pop singles charts, and the record went gold.

When singer Peter Beckett first formed Player, he probably had no idea that years after the band’s last concert tours this song would make such a great comeback. Swiffer has taken the song and revamped it to be sung by mariachi player mops and brooms in order to sell their product in a creatively fun way.

So, what happens when a one-hit wonder and a moping mop combine? One extremely funny commercial.

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Two long-time out of print albums Think Out Loud - S/T, Clif Magness - Solo are reissued!

July 18, 2009

A newly founded label based in Munich Germany, YESTERROCK started to reissue records that either haven’t been available for years or previously only released on vinyl but not on CD yet. The label gains essential support in the search for these hidden treasures from both UNIVERSAL and SONY amongst others. Various independent label’s and artist’s contributions also help that CD’s now can be released which lately - in particular cases - only have been available in used and overpriced status on common internet platforms such as Amazon and Ebay. On June 24, 2009, two noteworthy albums have been reissued.

One is "Think Out Loud - s/t" and the other is " Clif Magness -Solo".

Think Out Loud

"Think Out Loud" are a studio project featuring singer Peter Beckett best known for his group Player and Steve Kipner also known for his great solo album "Knock The Walls Down". They released the self-titled album in 1988 for A&M Records, with the remarkable additional musicians including Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum, Tris Imboden, Bob Marlette and Michael Landau. Beckett and Kipner shared lead vocals through out the album and the album should be one of the best AOR works done in late 80's.

There's not any releases as "Think Out Loud" before 1997. It was really surprising incident that MTM Records, Germany convinced Peter and Steve to produce a follow-up album and "Shelf Life" was released, which featured eleven brilliant songs including the original version of "Invisible Man" performed by 98 Degrees, which ranked on number 12 Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart dated September 27, 1997.  

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*Freizeit Magagzine 1975*
(translated by Jan Lucker)

Wham! The rocket launched with a flying start. Skyband blasts high into the international charts within thre
e months.
The title, which is a real tongue twister, "Bang, Ooh! Ya Got Me", enters the American charts into the top 20, with success of the three newly baked teen stars that they could never have imagined. Who are these three guys who are called the new David Cassidy and other Rock idols? 

  FM visited the cheerful trio in
Los Angeles. We met them at a swimming pool of Mrs. Jay, a nice old lady, where Steve, Lane and Peter had rented their apartment. But meanwhile, they have their own home and frequently visit the cozy villa of Mother Jay, who takes care of the boys.

 
 The members of Skyband are Steve Kipner (26), born 14th December in Brisbane (Australia), Peter Beckett, born August 10th,1948 in Liverpool, and Lane Caudell (23) from Ashbore, North Carolina. Lane not only is the junior of the band, but also the tallest. The other two admit: "The girls are crazy for him". With just a smile, his long time girlfriend Maria appears: "the fans shouldn't be too close to him."

 

  Peter and Steve already worked together in London. Steve was a member of Tin Tin, well known for their hit "Toast and Marmalade for Tea". Lane ran into them in 1973. The extraordinary thing about this band is they all play guitar, and hired studio musicians for their recordings. 

  With pride, Mrs Jay points one thing out, that the music of Skyband compares with the music of the Beatles. But so much praise makes the guys uncomfortable. "That's way out of our league," tells Lane. "We're trying to make great melodic things, but the Beatles are unbeatable."

 

 

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