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Los Angeles quartet Ambrosia, whose founding members included guitarist/vocalist David Pack, bassist/vocalist Joe Puerta, keyboardist Christopher North, and drummer Burleigh Drummond, fused symphonic art rock with a slickly produced pop sound. The group was discovered in 1971 by Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta, who featured Ambrosia as part of a so-called All-American Dream Concert. However, it took them four more years to get a record contract; Ambrosia was released in 1975 and spawned the chart singles "Holdin' on to Yesterday" and "Nice, Nice, Very Nice." (The latter was based on Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.) Ambrosia scored another hit in 1977 with a cover of the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" from the film All This and World War II, which they also appeared in. North left the group just before their biggest pop breakthrough in 1978 with the number three hit "How Much I Feel." Ambrosia followed this success in 1980 with another number three hit, "Biggest Part of Me," and the number 13 follow-up "You're the Only Woman." Their next album failed, ending their run of chart success, and the group broke up; individual members are still active as session musicians and vocalists, as well as producers. David Pack's 1985 solo album Anywhere You Go actually featured both Puerta and Drummond (alongside Kerry Livgren, Michael McDonald, Stanley Clarke, and Toto's Michael Porcaro), and the band reunited several years later. Several tours followed during the '90s, along with new recordings featured on the band's 1997 Anthology release. Pack left after 2001 for additional solo projects, and the band released the concert album Live a year later without him. ~ Steve Huey
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Stations Featuring


    1 song

    Sailing Away

    Sailing Away
    3 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    4 songs

    New Smooth Jazz

    New Smooth Jazz
    4 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs

    Super '70s

    4 songs

    Classic Hits

    3 songs

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   How Much I Feel
  3.   Biggest Part of Me
  4.   You're the Only Woman (You & I)
  5.   Holdin' on to Yesterday
  6.   Cowboy Star
  7.   That's How Much I Feel
  8.   How Long (Has This Been Going On)
  9.   Sad Eyes
  10.   Poor Rich Boy
  11.   That's Just How Much I Feel
  12.   How Can You Love Me
  13.   Endings
  14.   Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang
  15.   Cryin' in the Rain
  16.   Rock N' a Hard Place
  17.   Kamikaze
  18.   Shape I'm In
  19.   We Need You Too
  20.   Runnin' Away
  21.   Not as You Were
  22.   Dancin' by Myself
  23.   If Heaven Could Find Me
  24.   Apothecary
  25.   For Openers (Welcome Home)
  26.   You're the Only Woman (Y
  27.   Magical Mystery Tour
  28.   In My Life
  29.   Ready
  30.   Can't Let a Woman
  31.   The Brunt
  32.   I Wanna Know
  33.   Harvey
  34.   And...
  35.   Drink of Water
  36.   Mama Frog
  37.   Art Beware
  38.   Somewhere I've Never Travelled
  39.   Time Waits for No One
  40.   Livin' on My Own
  41.   Nice, Nice, Very Nice
  42.   Mama Don't Understand
  43.   Fool Like Me
  44.   Kid No More
  45.   My Main Thing
  46.   Danse With Me George (Chopin's Plea)
  47.   Lover Arrive
  48.   Ready For Camarillo
  49.   Heart to Heart
  50.   Angola
  51.   Still Not Satisfied
  52.   World Leave Me Alone
  53.   I Just Can't Let Go
  54.   Feelin' Alive Again
  55.   Make Us All Aware
  56.   No Big Deal
  57.   Ice Age
  58.   Sky Is Falling
  59.   Life Beyond L.A.

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