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North Star

North Star
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United States
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North Star was formed in 1976 by southeastern Pennsylvania residents Glenn Leonard (drums, percussion) and Dave Johnson (guitar, bass), as a vehicle to compose and record original progressive compositions. Towards the end of 1977, Glenn's brother Kevin Leonard (keyboards) was recruited. Eventually the band landed Joe Newnam (lead vocals, bass), fortifying the band's direction and purpose.
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http://northstar.liveatthespace.com
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Releases on file (7)
North Star — Trancendence North Star — Trancendence
(Space Monster Optional, 2015, CD)
North Star — Extremes North Star — Extremes
(Musea FGBG 4597.AR, 2005, CD)
North Star — Tempest North Star — Tempest
(Space Monster Optional CD-05, 2000, CD)
Various Artists — Seven Days of a Life Various Artists — Seven Days of a Life
(Musea FGBG.4073.AR , 1993, CD)
North Star — Power North Star — Power
(Space Monster Optional, 1992, CD)
North Star — Feel the Cold North Star — Feel the Cold
(Syn-Phonic SYNCD 2, 1985/1991, CD)
North Star — Triskelion North Star — Triskelion
(Musea FGBG 4076.AR, 1984/1993, CD)

Latest news

2019-11-07
Glenn Smith RIP – Glenn Smith, founder, mandolinist, and primary composer of the DeLand, Florida based prog / fusion band Magnatar, passed away on October 18th 2019 at the age of 68, after a brief illness.  » Read more

2019-11-04
Dino Brassea RIP – Word reaches us of the passing of Dino Brassea, who sang and played flute in Cast for many years. By our count, Brassea appeared on 11 Cast albums between 1994 and 2002. He also released music as a solo artist. » Read more

2019-10-06
Ginger Baker RIP – Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. After coming to fame with Cream in the 60s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, he became one of the most recognized and influential drummers of the rock era. On September 25, his family announced that he was critically ill, and on October 6 his death was confirmed. » Read more

2019-08-20
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Tarántula - Tarántula – Tarántula was part of the first wave of Spanish progressive bands from the 70s. This first album from 1976, heretofore a difficult find, has just been reissued on CD in Korea. A five-piece of...  (1994) » Read more

Akron/Family & Angels of Light + Meek Warrior – Peaceful droplets emerge to deposit us on a plane of squeezing voices gently chiding a plane of aberrant existence. There is quite a bit of hubbub about this agglomeration of miscreants and it must be...  (2007) » Read more

Hawkwind - Chronicle of the Black Sword – This incarnation of the band is the same as the one that released Church of Hawkwind, except Alan Davey became a full-fledged member, and Martin Griffin was replaced by Danny Thompson on drums and...  (1994) » Read more

Caamora - She – Clive Nolan (Arena, Shadowlands, Pendragon, etc.) rarely does anything on a small scale, and elements of theatricality and drama have appeared in much of his past work so it seems only natural that...  (2008) » Read more

Völgyessy Szomor Fanni - Hajnalban – Volgyessi Szomor Fanni is the female singer for Hungarian band You and I, whose excellent eponymous release was reviewed in Exposé #11. Unlike the material on that disc however, what we have...  (1997) » Read more



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