Gallery (band)

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Gallery was a 1970s American soft rock band, formed in Detroit, Michigan by Jim Gold.[1] While Gallery did record a number of songs, they are most famous for their early to mid 1972 hit single, "Nice to Be with You", written by Gold.[2] The song was arranged and produced by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore and released by Sussex Records. During the time that it was climbing the Hot 100, Casey Kasem on American Top 40 reported that "Nice to Be with You" scored 35, on a scale from 35 (lowest) to 98 (highest), on Dick Clark's American Bandstand's "Rate a Record".[3]

Sales of one million copies of that single earned the band a gold record.[2] The song topped the charts of both WLS[4] and WCFL[5] in Chicago and reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] and lasted 22 weeks on the Hot 100, tying with War's "Slippin' Into Darkness" for most weeks on that chart all within the calendar year 1972. Billboard ranked it as the No. 14 song for 1972.[6]

Gallery followed up in late 1972 with a cover of Mac Davis' "I Believe in Music," which charted moderately well at number 22.[1] They also toured across the South Pacific.

In early 1973 Gallery's third and last Hot 100 hit, Tom Lazaros' "Big City Miss Ruth Ann," reached #23 on the Hot 100 and #7 on WCFL.[7] A year later, "Love Every Little Thing About You" did not chart, and Gallery disbanded.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography by Steve Huey". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 313. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  3. ^ "American Bandstand Season 15 Number 32". ShareTV. 1972-05-13. Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Hit Parade". WLS. 1972-06-19. Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  5. ^ "All Hit Music in the Midwest". WCFL. 1972-06-15. Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  6. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  7. ^ "WCFL 1000 Chicago Music Survey". 1973-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  8. ^ Song "You're Always on My Mind" in YouTube.

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