Time passes on. End of year is a good time to look back on one of our fine Portland bands. They made history!!!
Marv and Rindy Ross dropped by our studios and we sat down for a really fun convo. Lots of laughs! The conversation runs the gamut, from early days, to the Portland music scene in the late 70's and early 80's, to successes and the secret to success when it comes to Marv and Rindy. Enjoy the podcast, below.
Message from Quarterflash:
Greetings, friends... Just a note to let you know tickets are on sale now for Quarterflash's 30th Anniversary New Years Eve concert at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland. The band recently presented this show in Salem and it was a smash so we decided to take it to the initmate (600seats) Aladdin Theatre for NYE (Dec. 31st - Sat.). The amazing Jon Koonce (from Jonny & The Distractions) will be our special guest with his band, One More Mile, and a complimentary glass of champagne will be given to all.
Thirty years ago Geffen Records released Quarterflash's self-titled first album which garnered 3 top forty hits (Harden My Heart, Find Another Fool, and Right Kind of Love). Harden My Heart raced up the charts and hit #1 on Billboard's rock chart and #3 on their pop chart. By the summer of '82 Quarterflash became the first Oregon band to garner platinum albums in both the US and Canada. To commemorate their thirty of years of creating music, the band (Rindy, Marv, Gregg Williams/drums, Doug Fraser/guitar, Mel Kubik/keys, Denny Bixby/bass) is presenting a special show at the Aladdin Theatre on New Years Eve featuring all their original hits while playing songs from all 6 of their albums.
Led by the singing and sax playing of Rindy Ross and her songwriting guitarist husband, Marv Ross, Quarterflash won the 1982 Best New Band award from the North American Radio Rock Association and toured extensively with Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar, Jefferson Starship, Night Ranger, Loverboy, and Rick Springfield. Quarterflash was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and is currently working on songs for their 6th album.
The 30th Anniversary New Years Eve provides a fun opportunity for the band to look back and celebrate their fans, their music, and share their storied (and often hilarious) experiences rubbing elbows with the likes of Rod Stewart, Burt Bacharach, Madonna, Yoko Ono, and Sir Elton John. In the spirit of the event, Rindy will wear the outfits she wore on the first Quarterflash tour and many songs from the band's earlier period will be performed for the first time since the eighties.
THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO BUY TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW...
1. LEAST EXPENSIVE... GO TO THE ALADDIN THEATRE (3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202) ANY TIME BETWEEN 11am & 6pm MONDAY THRU SATURDAY. NO TICKETMASTER CHARGES, THE ALADDIN CHARGES A VERY REASONABLE $2. PER TICKET FOR THIS SERVICE.
2. Purchase tickets online via Ticketmaster.com or order on by phone by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
3. Purchase tickets at any Ticketmaster outlet. (to find location nearest you visit Ticketmaster.com)
(all tickets are gen. adm. - Ticket Price: $35.00 adv / $40.00 day-of- show, 21 & over only, Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM)