Crystal Blue Band
The Crystal Blue Band’s name was taken from their great hit song, Crystal Blue Persuasion, one of many recorded and co-written by CBB members Mike Vale, Ron Rosman and Ed Gray when they were original members of one of Classic Rock’s most influential artists, Tommy James & The Shondells.
Not to be confused with many entertainers who, over the years, become subsequent members after the legacy has already been established, these are the guys who were there and helped create such hits as “I Think Were Alone Now”. “Mony Mony”, “Sweet Cherry Wine”, “Crimson & Clover”, “Ball Of Fire”, “Mirage”, “Crystal Blue Persuasion”, “Getting Together” and many others. Yes, the same artists whose pics can be found on every TJ&S album ever released. The same who appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show (twice), The Dating Game, The Joey Bishop Show, Dick Clark’s Bandstand (4 times), and numerous other TV shows.
Their hits have been covered by such great performers as Billy Idol, Prince, Santana, Joan Jett, Tom Jones, Tiffany and many more. Also, their songs have been featured in countless motion pictures over the years.
And recently, after approximately 40 years pursuing solo careers, Vale, Rosman and Gray, along with longtime musician and friend Mike Wilps have reunited as The Crystal Blue Band to launch their 50 Year Anniversary Tour!
We hope you enjoy these pages designed to celebrate not only their historic past career but to keep you, our friends and fans, up to speed on what the future holds. We look forward to meeting new friends and reuniting with those of you that we have not seen for such a long time. Oh, and while your here, click on the “Store” tab to view the various merchandise associated with all of our musical adventures.
Enjoy the Website everybody…… and see you down the road!!