Looking Glass Overview
Looking Glass was an American United States pop music group Musical ensemble of the early 1970s that was part of the Jersey Shore sound. They are best remembered for their million selling 1972 song, "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)".
The group was formed in 1969, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Brunswick, New Jersey , New Jersey, and consisted of four members:
* Elliot Lurie (lead guitar and vocals human voice )
* Lawrence Gonsky (piano)
* Pieter Sweval (bass bass guitar )
* Jeff Grob (drums Drum kit )
Looking Glass had one #1 chart-topper hit single in the week of 26 August 1972 with "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)", which was written songwriter by Lurie; and also a minor hit "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne", subsequently covered cover version by Josie Cotton. "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" was released in the U.S. United States in June 1972 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for one week, with a total stay of 16 weeks in the best-sellers. This disc gramophone record was their only million seller, achieving a gold disc music recording sales certification from the R.I.A.A. Recording Industry Association of America on 9 August 1972.
"Brandy" was also covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers - a recording sound recording and reproduction can be found on their album, Live in Hyde Park.
After the official disbanding of Looking Glass in 1974, two of the members went on to form the heavy metal heavy metal music band Starz Starz (band) in 1976. Lurie appeared as a solo solo (music) artist musician with "Your Love Song," an entry on Billboard Billboard (magazine) 's "Easy Listening" chart record chart in 1974.
Lawrence Gonsky still resides in New Jersey and is a chorus teacher at Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, NJ. Gonsky has written and produced new music, which are in the process of being recorded with the help of famed guitarist Sonny Lallerstedt, pianist/vocalist/award-winning sound mixer Cheryl Rogers as well as several other talented musicians. These tracks will be made available online in the Spring of 2010.
* Looking Glass (1972)
* Subway Serenade (1973)
* "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" - U.S. United States #1 - August 1972
* "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" - U.S. #33 - September 1973
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