December 7, 2004

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Artist: Sheriff




Arnold Lanni (keyboards, vocals) Freddy Curci (lead vocals) Wolf Hassel (bass, vocals) Steve de Marchi (guitar) Rob Elliott (drums)

Formed in 1979 in Toronto, it was a couple of years before Sheriff attracted the attention of a record label, and in 1982 their eponymous debut was released on Capitol. It was not until the third single, however, that they caught the fancy of the radio listening public, and "When I'm With You" went to No. 1 in Canada and No. 61 in the US.

However, even though managing to get tours with major acts such as the Beach Boys, the band members weren't making very much money and internal strife started eating away at their ranks. Finally in 1985 they split up; Lanni and Hassel formed Frozen Ghost and eventually Curci and DeMarchi formed Alias.

In an ironic twist of fate, in 1989 a dee-jay at a radio station in Las Vegas took it upon himself to start playing "When I'm With You" regularly, which led to other Vegas stations also adding it to their rotation. Fairly quickly the song was being playlisted all over the US once again, and it spent 30 weeks on the charts, eventually going to #1 there and selling over half a million copies.




Singles
1982 You Remind Me (Capitol) 1983 When I'm With You (Capitol) 1989 When I'm With You [re-issue](Capitol)

Albums
1982 Sheriff (Capitol) 1989 Sheriff [CD re-issue] (Capitol)

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