Friday, October 21, 2016

Point Blank - s/t 1976 - "Second Season" 1977

Point Blank was discovered and managed by Bill Ham's Lone Wolf Productions (ZZ Top, Jay Boy Adam's, and Eric Johnson). Hailing from Texas, USA, the band was formed in 1974 and recorded six album's between 1976 and 1982. Garnering occasional air play on AOR stations. The band is best known for their 1981 hit single "Nicole."
In their heyday, the band was known for their relentless touring, sometimes playing over 200 shows in a year. In 1984 the band broke up.

The band's core members reunited for a benefit gig in 2005. It was recorded and released as a live album titled Reloaded. After it's initial release they continued touring and in late 2009, they released their seventh album Fight On!. Bassist Phillip Petty died from cancer on June 7, 2010, the studio musician who played keyboards died also of cancer on May 13, 2011.
James Russel Burns (known as "Dusty" Burns) died in Denver from cancer on Feb. 19, 2016

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