American melodic hard rock outfit shaped in 1976 by vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (b. Joseph Linquito, 2 August 1951, Hackensack, NJ, USA) and guitarist Rick Blakemore. Enlisting the solutions of Larry Dawson (keyboards), Bob Danyls (bass) and Abe Speller (drums), they authorized to RCA Information the following 12 months. They created four albums in four years, with each successive launch featuring more achieved and unforgettable compositions. Affected by Kiss, Deep Crimson, Trip and Styx, their design was rigidly formularized and targeted at US Radio playlists. The music group disintegrated in 1981, with Turner heading on to use Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Increasing Power and Deep Crimson, in addition to pursuing a single profession. Blakemore was wiped out in an automobile crash in the first 80s.