"The bottom line is the record. We can't try to be too image conscious; we have to take some chances and be in control of what we do. We can't get bored making the same records. It's easy to say 'is there 'A Place in the Sun' or 'Love Will Find a Way' on there?"--Cory Lerios
Jerry Moss signed Pablo Cruise to A&M Records in 1975. The group would record seven albums over ten years for A&M.
Pablo Cruise's instrumentals were used in the CBS Sports Spectacular, NBC's Sports World, ABC's Wide World of Sports ("Zero to 60 in 5 Seconds") and Monday Night Football.
The band shared a bill with the Beach Boys and Steve Miller playing the first ever rock show at Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands. The group started touring in May and stayed on the road through August. In September the band started a tour on the west coast.
To support the A Place in the Sun album, A&M worked with radio stations on contests with prizes that ranged from Pablo Cruise beach towels to "place in the sun" vacations. The band toured and did television appearances to support the album.
Pablo Cruise was the first rock band to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
The album Worlds Away shipped gold in June 1978. Also in June the band shot a promotional film of "Love Will Find a Way" and "Worlds Away" at the Oakland Paramount.
Pablo Cruise in Vancouver, Canada 1976 receiving CRIA platinum awards for their Worlds Away album. Top Row: David Jenkins, Jim Monaco (A&M national publicity manager), Cory Lerios, Neil McGonigill (Western promotion A&M), Al Harrison (Calgary Branch manager A&M), Bob Brown (Pablo's Manager), Richard Broden (sales A&M Vancouver), Rudy LeValley (West coast sales and promotion).Bottom: Chuck Lutz (road manager), Doug Chappell (V.P. Promotion & Artist Development), Bruce Day, Steve Price. Photo by Dee Lippingwell.
Pablo Cruise performed the song "Dreamer" which was included in the film of the same name. Their song "A Place in the Sun" was used in the motion picture "An Unmarried Woman."
The Part of the Game "is a slight departure from 'Worlds Away.' The music deals simply with the games we all play with one another, the games we're all used to and those we experience day by day. I think there is a lot more emotional content in this record," Cory Lerios told Billboard. David Jenkins added, "We looked at the things on all our minds, especially loving and losing and moving in and out of relationships."
In 1979, Pablo Cruise matched the attendance record in the main showroom at the Sahara-Tahoe that was set by Elvis Presley.
Front: Jim Monaco, Chuck Lutz (band road manager),
2nd Row: Sue Lewellyn (A&M National Promotion office), Cory Lerios, Bud Cockrell, David Jenkins, Ray Rosenberg (A&M Ontario Branch Manager), Doug Chappell (Director Promotion/Artist Development A&M)
Back Row: Lorna Richards (national publicity A&M, Larry Wilson (CHUM FM), Steve Price, Kim Sharpe (national publicity A&M, Bill Anderson (MD Q107 FM), Bill Ott (Director national Sales A&M)
OFFICIAL PROMOTIOM BY A&M RECORDS
- A&M Launching a Major Promo on 'Place' LP. Billboard, June 25, 1977.
- Pablo Cruise Sails Into a Sunny Clime. Billboard, August 27, 1977.
- Pablo Cruise Combo Cruising Up the Charts. Jack McDonough. Billboard, September 9, 1978.
- Latest Album by Pablo Cruise Shows 'More Realistic' Sound. Ed Harrison. Billboard, November 17, 1979.
|Angelo Rossi||1981||guitar, vocals|
|Bruce Day||1977-1980||bass, vocals|
|Corey Lerios||1977-1983||keyboards, vocals|
|Dave Jenkins||1977-1983||guitars, vocals|
|David Perper||1983||drums, vocals|
|John Pierce||1980-1983||bass, vocals|
|Stephen Price||1977-1981||drums, percussion|