Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band

Profile:
Classically-trained pianist and former advertising jingle writer, whose disco single "A Fifth Of Beethoven" topped the US Hot Hundred in 1976 and was subsequently featured on the best-selling soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever". The Big Apple Band didn't actually exist, but the record company (Private Stock) decided the record would sell better if it were credited to a group - and apparently it worked.
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Albums

PS 2015 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven album art The Walter Murphy Band* A Fifth Of Beethoven (Album) Private Stock PS 2015 US 1976 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PS 45.123 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - Flight '76 / Flight '76 (Pt. 2) album art The Walter Murphy Band* Flight '76 / Flight '76 (Pt. 2) (Single) Private Stock PS 45.123 US 1976 Sell This Version
PVT 31 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - Flight 76 album art The Walter Murphy Band* Flight 76 (Single) Private Stock, Sonopresse PVT 31 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
PS 45,073 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven album art Walter Murphy And The Big Apple Band* A Fifth Of Beethoven (Single) Private Stock PS 45,073 US 1976 Sell This Version
4249 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - Russian Dressing = Aderezo Ruso album art The Walter Murphy Band* Russian Dressing = Aderezo Ruso(7", Single) Private Stock 4249 Guatemala 1976 Sell This Version
4306 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - Flight' 76 = Vuelo' 76 album art The Walter Murphy Band* Flight' 76 = Vuelo' 76(7", Single) Private Stock 4306 Guatemala 1976 Sell This Version
EPEM 10827 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band Quinta De Beethoven(7", EP) Private Stock EPEM 10827 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
PS 5100 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - Rhapsody In Blue / A Fifth Of Beethoven / Midnight Express album art Walter Murphy / The Walter Murphy Band* Walter Murphy / The Walter Murphy Band* - Rhapsody In Blue / A Fifth Of Beethoven / Midnight Express(12") Private Stock PS 5100 US 1977 Sell This Version
PS 40247 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - Rhapsody In Blue album art The Walter Murphy Band* Rhapsody In Blue (Single) Private Stock, Sonopresse PS 40247 France 1977 Sell This Version