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RUSS BALLARD'S MUSIC CAREER STARTED WHEN HE WAS ONLY 14 YEARS OLD AND HE WROTE A TUNE, WHICH WAS RECORDED BY THE SHADOWS, APPEARING ON THEIR ALBUM, THE 'SOUND OF THE SHADOWS' IN 1964. HE WENT ON TO WRITE FOR MANY OTHERS. RUSS BALLARD HAS GIVEN US SOME OF THE GREATEST ROCK CLASSICS WORLDWIDE LIKE 'SINCE YOU BEEN GONE' (RAINBOW), 'GOD GAVE ROCK'N'ROLL TO YOU' (ARGENT AND KISS) , 'SO YOU WIN AGAIN' (HOT CHOCOLATE), 'NEW YORK GROOVE' (HELLO AND ACE FREHLEY), ‘YOU CAN DO MAGIC’ (AMERICA), ‘WINNING’ (SANTANA) OR ‘I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES’ (COLIN BLUNSTONE) – JUST TO NAME A FEW. NUMEROUS RECORDS/ARTISTS WERE ALSO PRODUCED BY HIM, LIKE ROGER DALTREY, AMERICA, ELKIE BROOKS, SKINDRED OR SADA VIDOO. HE FIRST FOUND FAME AS A SINGER AND INSTRUMENTALIST WITH THE ROULETTES, WHO STARTED OUT AS ADAM FAITH'S BAND IN THE 60S. AFTER A STINT WITH UNIT 4+2, HE WENT ON TO BE FRONT MAN OF ARGENT IN THE EARLY 70S. IN 1974 HE STARTED HIS SOLO CAREER, RELEASING HIS FIRST SOLO RECORD, SIMPLY TITLED ‘RUSS BALLARD’. SINCE THEN RUSS HAS RELEASED 9 STUDIO ALBUMS AND IS STILL WRITING AND PRODUCING HITS. 3 SONGS OF HIS 1984 AND 1985 ALBUM WERE FEATURED IN THE TV-SHOW ‘MIAMI VICE’ AND WERE EXTENSIVELY PLAYED ON DANCEFLOORS AROUND EUROPE. 14 YEARS AFTER HIS LAST RELEASE ‘BOOK OF LOVE’, RUSS BALLARD IS BACK WITH A STUNNING NEW ALBUM, CALLED ‘IT’S GOOD TO BE HERE’ (RELEASED ON BMG RIGHTS)

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