June 22, 2012, 10:14 am
Marv and Rindy Ross make up the smooth sax and the serene
guitar composition of the rock group, Quarterflash. They joined Chad on The Morning Sports Page
Friday to talk about their upcoming show at the Lake Oswego Arts Festival.
The band previously worked under the names Seafood Mama and Pilot. In 1980, the two groups merged to form the new band, Quarterflash.
In 1980, the band recorded one of its most popular works, "Harden My Heart.” The song was the band’s first big hit and its success was the turning point in their history. Before “Harden My Heart” Quarterflash was just a band playing in bars for cheap food and alcohol. Because of the song, the band was quickly signed to Geffen Records. Under the new label, “Harden my Heart” was rereleased and it ended up hitting the number one spot on the U.S. Mainstream Rock list. It also got up to number three on the U.S. Hot 100 list
Over the next decade, the band released four albums that garnered gold and platinum records. They also had the pleasure of touring with names like: Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and assorted big-haired 80's acts better left unmentioned.
The band is playing at the Lake Oswego Arts Festival this weekend. Be sure to catch their show tonight at 7:00pm at George Rogers Park and listen for the comeback of “Harden My Heart” in the new movie “Rock of Ages.”