I’d spend hours upon hours playing 33 rpm LPs on my Technics turn table and singing along to many of the popular hits of the day. Little River Band, Firefall, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Jonathan Butler, Al Jarreau, Kenny Rogers, George Benson, Billy Joel, and so many more were my vocal coaches within the privacy of my home. I sang endlessly and because I was so easily impressed by the diversity of music available, I was drawn to music from all genres. I still am. It’s a long story I’ve described through some of my previous video blogs and I won’t retell it here, but this week’s song selection is another example of music I just can’t sing enough. I simply have to sing more songs from Little River Band. Here’s my rendition of “The Night Owls.” Of course, I have to put my own little twists throughout the song. I sincerely hope many people who listen will appreciate my personal touches on another timeless classic.
Graeham Goble, a founding member of Little River Band, is responsible for the vocal arrangements and high harmonies on eleven studio albums and numerous Top 10 singles with LRB. Goble has been seriously writing songs since he was sixteen years old. Regarding his efforts for writing "The Night Owls", he stated "I felt a lot of my songs were being passed over because Glenn (Shorrock) didn't feel a connection with them. When Wayne Nelson joined the band, I wrote The Night Owls for his higher voice range." The hit single was released in September 1981 from the album ‘Time Exposure’.