|Birth name||Cory Charles Lerios|
|Born||February 12, 1951|
Palo Alto, California United States
|Associated acts||Pablo Cruise|
|Website|| Cory Lerios Official |
Pablo Cruise Official
Cory Charles Lerios  (born February 12, 1951) is an American pianist and vocalist. He is a founding member of the platinum-record-selling soft rock band Pablo Cruise, and since the mid-1980s he has scored music for film and television.
Lerios was born, in Palo Alto, California,  and entered the music industry in 1971 with the San Francisco Bay area band Stoneground. At the time, Stoneground was signed with Warner Bros., and Lerios was 20 years old. After leaving the band in 1973, Lerios, along with fellow Stoneground members Steve Price and David Jenkins, formed Pablo Cruise. In 1975, they released their first album, self-titled Pablo Cruise , for A&M Records. The band completed several national tours, released seven albums, and sold millions of records before disbanding in 1986.
Having been one of the primary songwriters for Pablo Cruise, ("Love Will Find a Way", "Whatcha Gonna Do?"), Lerios tried composing for film and television. His first major production was One Crazy Summer , a 1986 comedy. Later, Lerios partnered with John D'Andrea to start a 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 scores for TV shows including Baywatch (300 episodes), Days of Our Lives , Diagnosis: Murder , Max Headroom and The Land Before Time ).
In 2012 Lerios produced a live DVD and 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. As of August 2014, Lerios was scoring and producing the music for the international TV series SAF3 and touring with the original members of Pablo Cruise. In 2015 Lerios released an EP, If I Could Change Anything It Would Be You!, under the name Cory Charles.
|Year||Album||U.S.||RIAA certification and additional information|
|1975||Pablo Cruise||174||debut album|
|1977||A Place in the Sun||19||2× Platinum, Gold in Canada|
|1978||Worlds Away||6||2× Platinum, Gold in Australia, Gold in Canada|
|1979||Part of the Game||39||Canadian Gold|
|1983||Out of Our Hands||-||last album of new material|
|2001||The Best of Pablo Cruise||-||Greatest Hits Compilation|
|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|
|1983||"Will You, Won't You"||107|
Daytime Emmy awards:
TELLY AWARD: "Hope For Children"
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