Pure Prairie League is a long-running country-rock band with numerous personnel changes over the years that became famous during the mid 1970s. The band was named after a fictional 19th century temperance group from the 1939 Western, "Dodge City," starring Errol Flynn. Formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1970, the band's co-founders and other key early members included Craig Fuller, Tom McGrail, Jim Caughlan, John David Call, George Ed Powell, Phil Stokes, Robin Suskind, and Jim Lanham. Later members included country great Vince Gill who served as the lead singer from 1979-1981.
Pure Prairie League made its national debut in 1975 on the Pop/Rock charts with "Amie" which became a Top 40 hit and one of the band's best known songs. The band's string of hits, which continued through 1981, also included "Let Me Love You Tonight" (1980) with Gill as the lead vocalist, plus "I'm Almost Ready" (1980) and "Still Right Here In My Heart" (1981). Pure Prairie League also had a minor hit in 1976 on the Country charts with its version of the Buddy Holly classic, "That'll Be The Day."
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Pure Prairie League
- Amie 1975
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