Arrival (band)

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Arrival
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Pop rock
Years activeLate 1960s-1972
Labels Decca
Associated acts Kokomo, Olympic Runners, Gonzalez
Past members Dyan Birch
Carroll Carter
Frank Collins
Lloyd Courtenay
Don Hume
Paddy McHugh
Tony O'Malley
Glen LeFleur
Raphael Pereira
Lee Sutherland

Arrival was an English, London-based close-harmony pop-rock band, featuring singers originally from Liverpool. [1] Following its appearance on Maynard Ferguson's 1970 UK television special and two chart hits, "Friends" and "I Will Survive", the band was booked to appear at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970.

Contents

After Arrival disbanded, its members joined other projects such as Kokomo, [1] Olympic Runners and Gonzalez, and became session musicians or session singers. [2]

Personnel

Discography

Singles

Albums

Compilation albums

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References

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