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

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