Mr. Big (band)

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band)

Mr. Big was a US pop/rock band. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide.

Members

Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)

Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. All of the former members with the exception of Pat are still active in the music industry.

Discography

  • Mr. Big (1989)
  • Raw Like Sushi (1990)
  • Lean Into It (1991)
  • Raw Like Sushi II (1992)
  • Bump Ahead (1993)
  • Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994)
  • Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996)
  • Hey Man (1996)
  • Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996)
  • Take Cover (1996)
  • Not One Night (1997)
  • Live At Budokan (1997)
  • Get Over It (2000)
  • Superfantastic (2000)
  • Static (2000)
  • Deep Cuts (2000)
  • Actual Size (2001)
  • In Japan (2002)

Related links

  • Official Mr. Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/)
  • Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/)
  • Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/)
  • Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/)
  • Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/)
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All of the former members with the exception of Pat are still active in the music industry. It ran until December 1976, but the group failed to garner any more success with its music, and they broke up shortly after. He remained with the band until their break-up in 2002. The show was in the same vein as its predecessor, and became a Top 20 hit. Gilbert left in 1997 and Kotzen joined, giving the band more of a blues sound. In order to boost recognition among the public, CBS gave the group a variety show in the summer of 1974, after The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour ended its run. Eric Martin (vocals)
Pat Torpey (drums)
Billy Sheehan (bass)
Paul Gilbert (guitar 1987-1997)
Richie Kotzen (guitar 1997-2002)
. The group released a fourth single, "Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose," but the sales started to drop off.

The band broke up in 2002 after selling millions of records world-wide. The group waited until 1973 to release their next single, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree." In terms of sales, this single was the most successful in the group's career. They were founded in late 1987 by Billy Sheehan and are probably best known for their 1991 acoustic hit To Be With You. He chose singers Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson to sing with him when he recorded "Knock Three Times." In early 1971, the single hit #1. Big was a US pop/rock band. The single hit #3 and Tony Orlando decided to change career tracks. Mr. After an insistence that he dub his voice over the male vocals in the original track, he had the single released under Dawn, so if the record did not succeed, he would not be known as the lead vocalist.

Mr Big is also the name of a 70s UK band, see Mr Big (UK Band). Orlando discovered a song, "Candida," which he decided to pass on recording. Official Richie Kotzen site (http://www.richiekotzen.com/). He stopped singing entirely, publishing music for CBS records instead. Official Eric Martin site (http://www.ericmartin.com/). He had two Top 40 hits in the early 1960s but he did not have any success for the rest of the decade. Official Billy Sheehan site (http://www.billysheehan.com/). In 1970, Tony Orlando was a failed cover singer.

Official Paul Gilbert site (http://www.paulgilbert.com/). Tony Orlando and Dawn was a pop music group that was very popular in the 1970s. Their signature hits were "Candida," "Knock Three Times," and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.". Big site (http://www.mrbigsite.com/). 1976 "Cupid" #22 US. Official Mr. 1975 "You're All I Need to Get By" #34 US. In Japan (2002). 1975 "Look in My Eyes Pretty Woman" #11 US.

Actual Size (2001). 1975 "Mornin' Beautiful" #14 US. Deep Cuts (2000). 1975 "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" #1 US. Static (2000). 1974 "Steppin' out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)" #7 US. Superfantastic (2000). 1974 "Who's in the Strawberry Patch with Sally" #27 US; #37 UK.

Get Over It (2000). 1973 "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose" #3 US; #12 UK (1974 release). Live At Budokan (1997). 1973 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" #1 US; #1 UK. Not One Night (1997). 1971 "What are You Doing Sunday" #39 US; #3 UK. Take Cover (1996). 1971 "Summer Sand" #33 US.

Big Bigger Biggest: Greatest Hits (1996). 1971 "I Play and Sing" #25 US. Hey Man (1996). 1971 "Knock Three Times" #1 US; #1 UK. Channel V At The Hard Rock Live (1996). 1971 "Candida" #3 US; #9 UK. Japandemonium: Raw Like Sushi 3 (1994). To Be With You (1976).

Bump Ahead (1993). Skybird (1975). Raw Like Sushi II (1992). He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) (1975). Lean Into It (1991). Golden Ribbons (1974). Raw Like Sushi (1990). Prime Time (1974).

Big (1989). Dawn's New Ragtime Follies (1973). Mr. Tuneweaving (1973). Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (1971). Candida (1970).

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