Ocean (band)

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Ocean was a gospel rock band formed in 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are best known for their million-selling 1971 single "Put Your Hand in the Hand", penned by Gene MacLellan.[1] The gramophone record sold over one million copies and received a gold disc awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America on 3 May 1971.[1] Ocean consisted of Greg Brown (vocals, keyboard), Jeff Jones (bass, vocals), Janice Morgan (guitar, vocals), Dave Tamblyn (guitar), and Chuck Slater (drums). The album was recorded in Toronto in 1970 and originally released on the highly collectable Yorkville label in Canada. The album contained eight songs written by such notables as Robbie Robertson and Gene MacLellan. The album was picked up in the U.S. by the Kama Sutra label that also released the band's second album in both the U.S. and Canada. Ocean managed another hit in Canada with the song "We've Got a Dream" written by the British songwriting team of Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, but they failed to make any impact in the U.S. and disbanded in 1975 after only two albums. [2]




YearAlbumChart Positions
1971Put Your Hand in the Hand4760
1972Give Tomorrow's Children One More Chance


YearSingleChart PositionsAlbum
1971"Put Your Hand in the Hand"1063424Put Your Hand in the Hand
"Deep Enough for Me"5473
"We Got a Dream"4782
1972"Make the Sun Shine"7519Give Tomorrow's Children One More Chance
"One More Chance"12176
1973"I Have a Following"83single only


  1. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 300. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ CDUniverse.com debut album description
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 659. ISBN 0-89820-188-8. 

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