Sun (7)

Sun (7)

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American funk group from Dayton, Ohio, led by Byron Byrd.

Sun was a brainstorm of Byron Byrd, a young Ohioan given to stargazing and eventual pursuits of Aerospace engineering and research science, developing the use of wireless microphones and guitars for the stage. But music began for him as a hobby. Byron's first bands were Over Night Low and the Ohio Majestics, which gigged around the area and as support for acts like The O'Jays and The Spinners. The horn section even cut a session for James Brown at King Studios for VP Henry Glover. Members of this band included James "Diamond" Williams, Marvin "Merv" Pierce and Clarence "Chet" Willis, all of whom went on to The Ohio Players. It was in 1974 that Over Night Low, while opening for Mandrill at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus caught the attention of record producer Beau Ray Fleming, who'd worked with Mandrill, Jon Lucien and Zulema up to this point. He heard them on stage and came from the dressing room to peep the scorching band - up close. At the after party, Beau was doubly surprised to see them again. Determined to connect he went backstage, met the players and they exchanged numbers. In under a year, he flew back to Dayton from his New York offices with contracts in his briefcase. Sensing the need for a stronger band concept, Byron, Beau and the group began searching for a new name, something that would give them a more universal and cosmic vibe. Beau said Celestial Sun, but band member John Wagner suggested they make it less of a mouthful and just call it Sun. They thought surely somebody already had that name, but they didn't. Thus. Sun was born. Shortly after that, the group was being signed to Capitol by Larkin Arnold.
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Sun (7) Discography

Albums

Sun (7) Live On, Dream On (Album) Capitol Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Sun-Power (Album) Capitol Records Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Sunburn (Album) Capitol Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Destination: Sun (Album) Capitol Records, EMI Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Sun Over The Universe (Album) Capitol Records, EMI Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Force Of Nature (Album) Capitol Records Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Let There Be Sun (Album) Capitol Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Eclipse (Album) Air City Records US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sun (7) Live On, Dream On (Single) Capitol Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Sun (7) The Show Is Over / Boogie Bopper (Single) Capitol Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Sun (7) We're So Hot Capitol Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Just A Minute Of Your Time (Single) Capitol Records US 1977 Sell This Version
SPRO 8589 Sun (7) Boogie Bopper(12", Promo) Capitol Records SPRO 8589 US 1977 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Sun Is Here (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
A Taste Of Honey / Sun (7) A Taste Of Honey / Sun (7) - Sun Is Here / Boogie Oogie Oogie (Single) Capitol Records Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Dance (Do What You Wanna Do) Capitol Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Wanna Make Love (Single) Capitol Records US 1976 Sell This Version
SPRO-8853, SPRO-8854 Tavares / Sun (7) Tavares / Sun (7) - Timber / Sun Is Here(12", Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO-8853, SPRO-8854 US 1978 Sell This Version
SPRO-8945 Gloria Jones / Sun (7) Gloria Jones / Sun (7) - Blue Light Microphone / Sun Of A Gun(12", Single, Promo) Capitol Records SPRO-8945 US 1978 Sell This Version
4643 Sun (7) You Don't Have To Hurry(7") Capitol Records 4643 US 1978 Sell This Version
Sun (7) / Taste Of Honey* Sun (7) / Taste Of Honey* - Radiation Level / Do It Good (Single) Capitol Records Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Radiation Level (Single) Capitol Records Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Pure Fire (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
R-0731-II Patricia Paay, Sun (7) Patricia Paay, Sun (7) - Malibu / Sum Is Here(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Mono, Card) Tonpress R-0731-II Poland 1979 Sell This Version
Sun (7) Space Ranger (Majic's In The Air) (Single) Capitol Records UK 1980 Sell This Version