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Sunday, 6 May 2012

The A-Z of AOR

Classic Rock Presents AOR Magazine's

The A to Z of AOR


A  Alexa album by Swiss singer Alexa, produced by Paul Sabu  (1989)
B  Bobby Kimballl lead singer with Toto
C  Channel album by LA band Channel, featuring Journey singer Robert Fleischman (1984)
D  Diane Warren and Desmond Child, songwriters
E  Everybody's Crazy album by Michael Bolton (1985)
F  Firefest at Rockcity, Nottingham (2011)
G  Giant album, Last Of the Runaways (1989)
H  Hugo Valenti, Steve Perry lookalike and lead singer with Valentine and Journey tribute band Evolution
I  Icons: Tom Scholtz and Boston, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Ann & Nancy Wilson and Heart; Lou Gramm and Foreigner; Steve Perry and Journey
J  Jeff Scott Soto, representative talent, of Journey and Talisman. Also Dann Huff, Mark Mangold, Danny Vaughn and Jeff Paris
K  Keyboards (Geoff Downes, Jonathan Cain, Gregg Guiffria, Mark Mangold, Didge Digital and Michael Prince)
L  Loverboys's second album Get Lucky (1981)
M  Marcie Free, born Mark Edward Free, of King Cobra, Signal, Unruly Child and solo project
N  Night Ranger
O  Oliverian, an adjective from Derek Oliver of the Rock Candy record label
P  Power ballad
Q  Quintessential
R  Richard Marx
S  Paul Sabu of Kidd Glove and Only Child  
T  Tyketto album Strength in Numbers, featuring Danny Vaughn (1994)
U  UK musicians and bands: Mick Jones, John Waite, Shy, Tobruk, Airrace, Strangeways and FM. FM albums Indiscreet (1986) and Tough It Out (1989)
V  Vocalists: Steve Perry, Lou Gramm, Brad Delp, Michael Bolton, Steve Overland, Danny Vaughn, Steve Augeri and Jeff Scott Soto 
W  Wimpwire, a Kerrang! column by Derek Oliver
X  X album by Def Leppard, produced by John 'Mutt' Lange (2002)
Y  Y&T, formed as Yesterday and Today in 1974
Z  Richie Zito, guitarist and producer of Cheap Trick, Bad English, Heart and Eddie Money


By Jon Hotten
Classic Rock Presents AOR
Issue 2, May 2011


Originally posted on Sunday, 6th May 2012








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