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Background information
Origin Los Angeles, USA
Genres Rock
Labels Planet Records
Years active 1978–1980s
Past members Chris Thompson
Stevie Lange
Robbie McIntosh
Nicky Hopkins
Billy Kristian
Rick Marotta
Bobby Guidotti
Bobby Wright
Musicians

Night were a rock band formed in 1978 in Los Angeles whose personnel were veteran British-based session musicians.

The band were a support act for Duran Duran in 1984.

Background informationEdit

Night's vocalists Stevie Vann and Chris Thompson had met when Vann provided backing vocals for the 1978 album Watch by Manfred Mann's Earth Band then fronted by Thompson. Soon afterwards Thompson invited Vann to join him in a new outfit, after Vann's session group known as Bones having recently disbanded and Thompson having reduced his involvement with Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

Richard Perry produced two albums by Night for his Planet label; the group's eponymous 1979 debut album yielded two US Top 40 hits: "Hot Summer Nights" (#18) and "If You Remember Me" (#17).

"Hot Summer Nights", a cover of a minor Walter Egan hit, featured Lange on lead vocals and gave Night their one international hit most significantly in Australia at No. 3 with more moderate success in Canada (#23), the Netherlands (#21), New Zealand (#28) and South Africa (#13).

A second album release by Night in 1980 entitled Long Distance produced a minor hit in its single release: "Love on the Airwaves", and was otherwise overlooked. Night had no further recordings.

MembersEdit

  • Chris Thompson - vocals, guitar
  • Stevie Lange - vocals
  • Robbie McIntosh - guitar, vocals
  • Billy Kristian - bass
  • Nicky Hopkins - keyboards (1978-1979)
  • Bobby Wright - keyboards (1979-1982)
  • Pete Baron - drums (1978-1979)
  • Bobby Guidotti - drums (1979-1982)
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