Chart Performance: Pop (#11) & Adult Contemporary (#1); 1977
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
At the end of the 1960’s and early 1970’s a song-and-harmony oriented sound centered in California emerged, culminating in the soft country-rock genre represented by Crosby, Stills & Nash and America. Their commercial success begat other groups, including Firefall. Formed in Boulder, Colorado, Firefall’s veteran musicians were one-time Flying Burrito Brothers singer/guitarist Rick Roberts, his former Burrito Brother and one-time Byrds drummer Michael Clarke, and ex-Spirit/Jo Jo Gunne bassist Mark Andes. With guitarists Larry Burnett and Jock Bartley rounding out the line-up, the group scored a #6 Top 40 hit with You Are The Woman from their debut album. Multi-instrumentalist David Muse (keyboards/sax/flute) joined up for Firefall’s sophomore LP which yielded Just Remember I Love You. Written by Roberts, Remember featured a backing vocal from Timothy B. Schmit, who was transitioning from his stint with Poco to one with the Eagles. Firefall scored one more significant hit– Strange Way – in 1978 and broke up in 1981.
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- Jim Mason
Lyrics Written by:
- Rick Roberts