So sad to hear about the death of Cleveland rock 'n' roll legend Michael Stanley. Although he never broke nationwide with either his Michael Stanley Band (which recorded a handful of great "heartland rock" albums for major labels like Epic, Arista, and EMI back in the 1970s and '80s) or as a solo artist, Michael kept on rockin' as a DJ for a local FM radio station for 30 years...
The Michael Stanley Band were faves of mine as a "Rust Belt" kid before, and after moving to Tennessee, and I liked Stanley's solo albums whenever I ran across them in the wild. Some years ago, he reached out to me by email after I'd written a positive review and we had some nice conversations. Stanley was never really famous (outside of Ohio), but he was a rock 'n' roll lifer. R.I.P.
More about Michael Stanley on Cleveland.com
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