Formed in New York City, USA around 1972, King Harvest was best known for its one US hit single, ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’, in 1973. The band comprised three keyboard players, Ron Altback, Sherman Kelly and Davy ‘Doc’ Robinson, plus Ed Tuleja (guitar), Tony Cahill (bass), Rod Novak (saxophone) and David Montgomery (drums). All had been involved previously with other bands and done session work. In 1972, they signed to the small Perception label. Their first single was Altback’s ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’, a soulful pop song that he and Robinson had performed with their earlier band, Boffalongo. It reached number 13 in the US in early 1973 but King Harvest’s future singles were unable to match its success. Only one other, ‘A Little Bit Like Magic’, charted, reaching number 91 in 1973. The original line-up recorded one album titled after the hit single, which failed to break into the Top 100. They made other singles, but by the mid-70s had disbanded. A new version, which included four original members, was formed in 1976. With support from Beach Boys members Carl Wilson and Mike Love, they were signed to A&M Records and made another album, but, failing to achieve any hits, they subsequently broke up. Tuleja played on Dennis Wilson’s 1977 solo Pacific Ocean Blue, while Altback and Robinson performed with Love in his band Celebration.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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