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Together Alone is the ninth studio album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1999.
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Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
Donnie Iris is an American rock musician known for his work with the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s, and for his solo career beginning in the 1980s with his band, the Cruisers. He wrote the #2 Billboard hit, "The Rapper", with the Jaggerz in 1970 and was a member of Wild Cherry after the group had a #1 hit with "Play That Funky Music." He also achieved fame as a solo artist in the early 1980s with the #29 hit "Ah! Leah!" and the #37 hit "Love Is Like a Rock."
Mark Avsec is an American rock keyboardist / songwriter / producer, and more recently copyright lawyer, who is best known for being a member of Wild Cherry, and also Donnie Iris & the Cruisers since 1979. Avsec co-founded this band, wrote or co-wrote all of the band's music, was its sole lyricist, and produced all of its albums.
Marty Lee Hoenes is an American rock musician who is best known as the lead guitarist for the Donnie Iris and the Cruisers. He is also a freelance artist and designer, having designed many of the band's albums. He currently resides in North Canton, Ohio with his wife and daughter.
Paul David Goll, Jr. also known as Paul Goll is an American rock guitarist who is best known for being a member of Donnie Iris and the Cruisers. When he was 15, he already was playing the bass guitar professionally. Paul has been the band's guitarist since 1994, and first appeared on the live album Live! At Nick's Fat City in 1998. Goll is the son of the Paul D. Goll, Sr. Goll currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina and has been married to Elizabeth Jane Elliot since 2012. Goll currently works at Mission Hospitals Olson Huff Center for children.
Scott Blasey is an American rock musician best known as the lead vocalist for the Clarks, a position he has held since the band's inception in the mid-1980s. Aside from the Clarks, he also has a successful solo career, and three studio albums have been credited to him.
The Clarks are an American rock band from the Pittsburgh region, originating at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of thirty-plus years, they have produced eleven studio albums, two live albums, a compilation album, an EP, and four solo releases, selling near a quarter of a million copies.
Rusted Root is an American worldbeat rock band formed in 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by singer-guitarist Michael Glabicki, bassist Patrick Norman and percussionist Liz Berlin. The band got its start as the house band playing a weekly gig in Jack's Back Room on Pittsburgh's South Side. The band achieved fame in 1994 with its platinum-selling album When I Woke, which included the hit single "Send Me on My Way". The song has been featured prominently in many films and commercials. Rusted Root has sold more than three million albums.
Back on the Streets is the debut album by American rock singer/guitarist Donnie Iris, released in 1980. The single "Ah! Leah!" was a hit for Iris, reaching #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #19 on the U.S. Billboard Top Tracks chart.
King Cool is the second album by Donnie Iris, released in 1981.
The High and the Mighty is the third album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1982.
Fortune 410 is the fourth album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1983.
No Muss...No Fuss is the fifth studio album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1985.
The Jaggerz are an American rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They came to national attention with their single "The Rapper" which was released on the Kama Sutra label. "The Rapper" was #1 in the Record World Charts and #2 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1970. Having sold over one million copies the recording received a gold record awarded by the R.I.A.A..
Out of the Blue is the sixth album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1992. The album is partly a 'best-of' collection as it consists of seven previously released tracks and six new songs.
Footsoldier in the Moonlight is the seventh album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1993.
Poletown is the eighth studio album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1997. It was Iris' third post-major label release, and was released independently on Seathru Records.
Live! At Nick's Fat City is the first live album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1998. Nick's Fat City is a now defunct nightclub that was located in Pittsburgh in the South Side Flats neighborhood.
Ellwood City is the tenth studio album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 2006.
Ah! Live! is the second live album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 2009. Except for one studio recording, all of the songs were recorded at live concerts in Kittanning and Erie, Pennsylvania. The album's name comes from Donnie's first hit single, "Ah! Leah!" It is his fifteenth solo album.
You Can't Really Miss Me If I Never Go Away is the first EP by Donnie Iris, released in 2008.
Live at Blossom is the first live concert video by Donnie Iris, recorded and originally released in 1981. The concert was recorded at Blossom Music Center, when the band opened for the Michael Stanley Band.
Ah! Leluiah! is the eleventh studio album and the first Christmas album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released on November 18, 2010. The project was first announced by keyboardist/songwriter/producer/legalist Mark Avsec in February 2010 in an interview with Cleveland Scene.
Magnificent Obsession is the second and final studio album from 1980s pop-rock act Cellarful of Noise, a solo project of Mark Avsec of Donnie Iris fame. The album was released in March 1988, with some of the tracks featuring Donnie Iris on vocals.
Cellarful of Noise is the debut studio album from 1980s pop-rock act Cellarful of Noise, a solo project of Mark Avsec of Donnie Iris fame. The album was released in June 1985.
The Slade Collection 81-87 is a compilation album by the British rock band Slade, released by RCA/BMG in March 1991. It contains seventeen tracks spanning the band's RCA years from 1981 to 1987, including three live tracks from Slade on Stage. A follow-up album, The Slade Collection Vol. 2, 79-87, was released in 1993.