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North Star

North Star
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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)

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