Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Thursday, June 21st comes from Night!
On August 4th, 1979, "Hot Summer Nights" entered Billboard's Top 40 and struggled up to #18, not the greatest of showings, but it spent eight weeks in the chart, as long as many songs that went to #1.
Night was a pop-rock band formed in Los Angeles, California and consisted of Stevie Lange, Chris Thompson, Robbie McIntosh, Nicky Hopkins, Billy Kristian and Rick Marotta.
Night placed two songs in the Top 40, both in 1979 and barely avoided the stigma of being a One-Hit-Wonder.
Thompson had been lead singer of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, McIntosh later joined The Pretenders and Paul McCartney's backing band and Nicky Hopkins is a legendary session musician.