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Triumph

Triumph

Birthdate:   1975
Category: Music

Triumph is a Canadian rock band that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Like their fellow Canadians, Rush and Saga, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. The band was formed by Toronto music veterans Gil Moore (b. 1951) (drums/vocals) and Mike Levine (b. 1949) (bass/keyboards), after meeting talented guitarist/singer/songwriter Rik Emmett (b. 1953) in a manager's office in Toronto in 1975. Triumph, being a power trio, were often compared to Rush, but at the start, their own brand of heavy rock remained structured and traditional, eschewing concept albums and instrumental improvisation. The band is considered heavy metal by most standards, though the band themselves were reluctant to embrace this label. Gil Moore once described Triumph as a cross between Emerson, Lake & Palmer and The Who.




Resume: Singles: * 1978 Rocky Mountain Way * 1979 Hold On (#38 US) * 1979 Lay It On The Line (#86 US) * 1980 I Can Survive (#91 US) * 1980 I Live For The Weekend * 1981 Magic Power (#51 US) * 1981 Fight the Good Fight * 1982 Say Goodbye/Allied Forces * 1983 A World of Fantasy * 1984 Follow Your Heart/Stranger in a Strange Land (#88 US) * 1985 Spellbound/Cool Down * 1986 Somebody's Out There (#27 US) * 1986 Tears in the Rain * 1987 Just One Night * 1987 Long Time Gone * 1988 Let The Light (Shine On Me) * 1988 Never Say Never/Headed For Nowhere * 1992 Trouble Maker * 1992 Child Of The City * 1993 Somewhere Tonight Share on Facebook

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