Titanic (band)


Titanic (band)

Titanic was a rock band from Norway, which also included a British member in its line-up. It was first active from 1969 to 1979, and also reformed twice.

Career

The group was made up of Kenny Aas, Kjell Asperud, John Lorck, Janny Loseth and Roy Robinson (lead singer). They formed in 1969, and released several successful albums and singles before disbanding in 1979.

The main composer was the group founder Janny Loseth, with Roy Robinson supplying the primarily English language based lyrics. In October 1971 Titanic reached Number 5 in the UK Singles Chart, with their instrumental track, "Sultana". It was performed in the style of the then popular band, Santana. The tune also appeared on their Titanic's album "Sea Wolf".

However, due to a lack of other corresponding chart presence, Titanic are known as one-hit wonders.

In late 1970's, Janny Loseth went solo and first released several singles, including "Take Me Down" (bw. "Nobody's Man"), and [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1RbJ9ExTy4&feature=related "I Wished I Was a Poet"] (bw. "Dancing Girl"), which featured his powerful and operatic [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01O0oFoLedA vocal] , and then became the lead singer for a French electronic band called Space.

In late 1990's, after leaving Space, Janny Loseth recruited back Roy Robinson, and the duo released one album, Lower the Atlantic. This Titanic reunion was short lived.

In 2006, Janny Loseth reformed Titanic with three additional members: Mick Walker, Phil Wilton, and Didier Blum. He later opted to take Roy Robinson back on board and this quintet released the new single that same year, called I'm the Law, which is available on DVD.

The new album "Ashes and Diamonds", is being recorded at the present time, and is tentatively expected to be released in 2008.

Discography

Albums

*"Titanic" - 1970 - CBS Records
*"Sea Wolf" - 1971 - CBS
*"Eagle Rock" - 1973 - CBS
*"Ballad of a Rock 'n' Roll Loser" - 1975 - CBS
*"Return of Drakkar" - 1977 - Egg Records
*"Eye of the Hurricane" - 1979 - Egg Records
*"Lower The Atlantic" - 1994

ingles

*"Sing fool sing" - CBS 5365 (serie) GEMENI)
*"Sultana" - 1971 - CBS
*"Rain 2000" - 1972 - CBS Holland
*"Richmond express" - 1973 - CBS France
*"Macumba" - 1973 - CBS France

Trivia

Roy Robinson was briefly involved into Space project as well. However, the roles of Roy Robinson and Janny Loseth became reversed when Robinson wrote "The Very Last Song" which was sung by Loseth during 1983 Space tour.

References

* Guinness Book of British Hit Singles - 16th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-190-X

External links

* [http://www.titanic-rock.com Official Site]
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* [http://www.alexgitlin.com/npp/titanic.htm Biography/Discography with lots of album art]


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