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In mid- Cleveland, and current radio DJ Michael Stanley formed the group Michael Stanley Band. The band recorded albums through the late and early while touring constantly across the American Midwest. After the group folded, Stanley has since worked as a solo artist. His highest charting singles with the Michael Stanley Band were “He Can’t Love You” (a #33 hit) in 1980 and “My Town” in 1983 (a #39 hit), which both got decent nationwide airplay. Tune “Lover” is also a fan favorite.

In fact, “He Can’t Love You” was the 45th song ever played on MTV. Also notable for having two prominent vocalists in the group, the Michael Stanley Band was such a huge sensation in its home area that it still holds attendance records at Cleveland’s Blossom Music Center. They still have a special place in the hearts of many Ohioans after many years.

The band has had influences across the U.S. Stanley’s song “Let’s Get the Show on the Road” was covered on the 2000 album ‘Live in the Classic City’ by Widespread Panic. “My Town” was covered by Little Texas on their album ‘Big Time’. As well, “Rosewood Bitters” was covered by rocker Joe Walsh on his 1985 album ‘The Confessor’.


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  • tomishereagain

    Michael Stanley and the Resonators with special guest Donnie Iris & The Cruisers February 14 The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park 10777 Northfield Rd. Northfield, OH 44067 7:30 pm

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • tomishereagain

    From His Forum at His Website: "The Job" - New Album January 23, 2014 9:14 AM "First of all, the mix is done and the album will be mastered next Thursday in Charlotte, NC! Hats off to Bill Szymczyk for a fantastic job bringing it all together! To answer the most recent questions, Tangiers will be the first two Friday and Saturdays in April and I don't think any of the new stuff will surface in the set until then...but, as one of the new ones says, you just never know! Peace...Michael"

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • URjustSOL

    Man, we had some good times in Cleveland back in the late 70's, early 80's rocking to MSB.

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mypinkrainbow

    gosh I remember all the shows on new years, the front row theater, blossom , I so miss the old days and goin to see msb 5 nights in a row, it was freakin awesome , had the time of my life, msb rules

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • rtreynor

    Thank God for the man that put the white lines on the highway

    1 Mar 2008 Reply
  • NordicChef

    i found an old record from my parents and made my aim screen name michaelstanley9, for no particular reason

    24 Oct 2007 Reply
  • BigBlueJim

    Oh shit, does this take me back! My ex loved these not so much. :-)

    12 Jan 2007 Reply
  • inkfilledeyes

    play on into the night

    11 Jun 2006 Reply
  • tridelvior

    don't stop the music...

    19 Apr 2006 Reply

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