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Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band

Band, US
R&B/Soul

Classically-trained pianist and former advertising jingle writer, whose disco single "A Fifth Of Beethoven" topped the US Hot Hundred in 1976 and was subsequently featured on the best-selling soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever". The Big Apple Band didn't actually exist, but the record company (Private Stock) decided the record would sell better if it were credited to a group - and apparently it worked.

        
Members
PortraitWalter Murphy
key *1952 US
PortraitJim Buffington
frh *1922 GB

Discography
Title Artist Year Type
A fifth of BeethovenWalter Murphy & The Big Apple Band1976Single
Quinta De BeethovenWalter Murphy & The Big Apple Band1976Single
Flight 76Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band1976Single
A Fifth Of BeethovenWalter Murphy & The Big Apple Band1976Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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