Player (4)

Profile:
Soft rock band.
Player was formed in 1977 by Englishman Peter Beckett, who came to the United States after the demise of his popular English band Paladin, along with J.C. Crowley. He was soon joined by Ronn Moss and John Friesen. After many rehearsals and songwriting sessions, Player was born.

In January 1978, Player had an international number one hit with their first single: "Baby Come Back", which was co-written and sung by Beckett. The self-titled album went platinum and the band toured extensively. These classic outings included Boz Scagg's Down Two Then Left Tour, Eric Clapton’s Slowhand Tour, Heart's Dog & Butterfly Tour and Kenny Loggin's Nightwatch Tour, playing always to sold out arena audiences. Four albums followed rendering four more top forty singles, including "This Time I'm In It For Love", which reached number ten on Billboard's chart.

Peter Beckett has written hit songs for many artists including: Heart, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rodgers, The Temptations, Poco, Janet Jackson, The Commodores, Cliff Richards, Survivor, Grace Slick, and more recently Vanessa Hudgens of "High School Musical" fame.

Between the years 1989-1997, Peter was a featured member of The Little River Band and has written several singles for them.

Peter has also garnered many movie credits as artist, producer and/or writer. These include: The Karate Kid, Two of a Kind, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Major League, St Elmo's Fire (Grammy Nomination), Frankie and Johnny, Rock Star, Terminator 3, Basic, Beyond Borders, Life or Something Like It, Dirty Dancing 2 and Transformers to name a few.

In the mid eighties, bassist Ronn Moss took on another career as Ridge Forrester, the male lead in the daytime CBS TV drama "The Bold And The Beautiful", a role he played for 25 years. He has also made many feature movies.

Player started performing again in the year 2003, always featuring an all star line-up, which has included at various times members of The Cars, REO SpeedWagon, Foreigner and Little River Band. Peter and Ronn were part of Sail Rock 2013 and toured the US with Christopher Cross, Orleans, Firefall and many other great musicians. Player toured Australia for the month of November 2014 and joined Rock The Yacht 2015 to tour with Little River Band, Ambrosia, Robbie Dupree, and Stephen Bishop. Player is still actively touring.
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Albums

9124 370 Player (4) - Player album art Player (4) Player (Album) RSO, RSO 9124 370 Norway 1977 Sell This Version
RS-1-3036, 2394 208 Player (4) - Danger Zone album art Player (4) Danger Zone (Album) RSO RS-1-3036, 2394 208 US 1978 Sell This Version
NBLP 7217 Player (4) - Room With A View album art Player (4) Room With A View (Album) Casablanca NBLP 7217 US 1980 Sell This Version
TRC 3157 Player (4) - Spies Of Life album art Player (4) Spies Of Life (Album) RCA Victor TRC 3157 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
PSCW-5312 Player (4) - Lost In Reality album art Player (4) Lost In Reality (Album) River North Records PSCW-5312 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
0972394 Player (4) - Baby Come Back.... album art Player (4) Baby Come Back....(CD) Intersound (2) 0972394 US 2005 Sell This Version
Icarus 1091 Player (4) - Too Many Reasons album art Player (4) Too Many Reasons (Album) Frontiers Records Icarus 1091 Argentina 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RS 890 Player (4) - This Time I'm In It For Love album art Player (4) This Time I'm In It For Love (Single) RSO, Haven Records RS 890 US 1977 Sell This Version
6078 901 Player (4) - Baby Come Back album art Player (4) Baby Come Back (Single) RSO 6078 901 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
AS 5000 431 Player (4) - Baby Come Back / The House Of The Rising Sun + Quasimodo Suite  album art Player (4) / Santa Esmeralda Starring Jimmy Goings Player (4) / Santa Esmeralda Starring Jimmy Goings - Baby Come Back / The House Of The Rising Sun + Quasimodo Suite (7", Promo) Philips AS 5000 431 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
6078 907 Player (4) - Silver Lining / I've Been Thinkin' album art Player (4) Silver Lining / I've Been Thinkin' (Single) Philips 6078 907 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
RS 920 Player (4) - I Just Wanna Be With You album art Player (4) I Just Wanna Be With You (Single) RSO RS 920 US 1978 Sell This Version
6837 509 Player (4) - Love In The Danger Zone album art Player (4) Love In The Danger Zone (Single) Philips 6837 509 France 1978 Sell This Version
30264 Player (4) - Prisoner Of Your Love album art Player (4) Prisoner Of Your Love (Single) RSO 30264 Ecuador 1978 Sell This Version
RS 914 Player (4) - Silver Lining album art Player (4) Silver Lining (Single) RSO RS 914 US 1978 Sell This Version
6078 903 Player (4) - Melanie album art Player (4) Melanie(7", Single) Philips 6078 903 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
OUP-103 Player (4) - Prisoner Of Your Love / Extra, Extra (Read All About It) album art Player (4), Ralph Carter Player (4), Ralph Carter - Prisoner Of Your Love / Extra, Extra (Read All About It)(7", Single, Promo) Philips OUP-103 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
6078905 Player (4) - Love In The Danger Zone / Join In The Dance album art Player (4) Love In The Danger Zone / Join In The Dance(7", Single) Philips 6078905 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
6078 909 Player (4) - Let Me Down Easy album art Player (4) Let Me Down Easy(7") Philips 6078 909 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
RS 8017 Player (4) - Baby Come Back / This Time I'm In It For Love album art Player (4) Baby Come Back / This Time I'm In It For Love (Single) RSO RS 8017 US 1980 Sell This Version
NB 2295 DJ Player (4) - Givin' It All album art Player (4) Givin' It All (Single) Casablanca NB 2295 DJ US 1980 Sell This Version
NB 2265 Player (4) - It's For You album art Player (4) It's For You (Single) Casablanca NB 2265 US 1980 Sell This Version
NB 7217 Player (4) - Room With A View album art Player (4) Room With A View(7", Single) Casablanca NB 7217 US 1980 Sell This Version
PB-13006 Player (4) - If Looks Could Kill album art Player (4) If Looks Could Kill (Single) RCA Victor PB-13006 US 1982 Sell This Version
PB-13089 Player (4) - Thank You For The Use Of Your Love album art Player (4) Thank You For The Use Of Your Love (Single) RCA PB-13089 US 1982 Sell This Version