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Looking Glass
Looking Glass

Looking Glass was an American pop music group of the early 1970s that was part of the Jersey Shore sound. Image File history File links LookingGlass. ... Image File history File links LookingGlass. ... The music of the eastern coast of the U.S. state of New Jersey - the Jersey Shore - hosted for a time a genre of rock and roll that went by a variety of names or, more often, was defined by its artists. ...

The group was formed in 1969, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and consisted of four members: See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Rutgers redirects here. ... New Brunswick is a City located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of New York City on the Raritan River about 15 miles (24 km) from its mouth. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...

Looking Glass had one #1 hit the week of August 26, 1972 with "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)". Arguably the greatest band ever assembled. Elliot Lurie (born August 19, 1948) was the lead guitarist for the band Looking Glass from 1969 to 1974. ... Different kinds of guitars The guitar is a fretted and stringed musical instrument, used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. ... A grand piano, with the lid up. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Brandy (Youre a Fine Girl) is a 1972 pop song written by Elliot Lurie and recorded by his band Looking Glass on their debut album Looking Glass. ...

After the official disbanding of Looking Glass in 1974, two of the members went on to form the heavy metal band Starz in 1976. See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January - The Ramones form. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by... Starz was a 1970s heavy metal and power pop band from New Jersey, United States. ...

The song "Brandy" was famously covered by the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a recording can be found on their album Live in Hyde Park. Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Grammy Award-winning, four-piece rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Live In Hyde Park is the first live album released by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ...



  • Looking Glass (1972)
  • Subway Serenade (1973)


  • "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" - US #1 - August 1972
  • "Golden Rainbow" - AC# 37 - November 1972
  • "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" - US# 33 - September 1973

Brandy (Youre a Fine Girl) is a 1972 pop song written by Elliot Lurie and recorded by his band Looking Glass on their debut album Looking Glass. ...

External links

  • Lyrics to Brandy

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Looking Glass was the war chief who, along with Chief Joseph, directed the 1877 Nez Percé retreat from eastern Oregon into Montana and on toward the Canadian border.
Nevertheless, General Oliver Howard believed that Looking Glass would soon join the fighting, and he sent a detachment of troops to arrest him.
That same day, Looking Glass set out to join Sitting Bull's band in Canada, but before he could make it to the border, he was killed by a Cheyenne scout.
"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" (742 words)
Looking Glass cut the song at least three times, first as a part of their demo and then at an unsuccessful session in Memphis.
Looking Glass suffered from a problem common to many groups -- a wide rift between their live sound and their sound on vinyl.
People came to Looking Glass concerts expecting the same kind of New York pop sound they'd heard on "Brandy." They'd hear that sound, but it was mixed in with hard-rock remnants of the boys' bar-band background.
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