– In 1971, the band relocated to Los Angeles, California, where they performed locally around Hollywood. After playing together for about a year, the band recorded their debut album, King Harvest, produced by David Rubinson, in 1973.
– Their second album, The King Harvest Showcase, followed in 1974. Both albums included covers of songs by The Band, including “Up On Cripple Creek”, “Tears Of Rage”, and “You Never Can Tell”.
– By 1975, the band had broken up due to internal conflicts, and each member went his separate ways. However, the band reunited in 1978, releasing their third album, Back To You, in 1980.
– In 1981, the band released another album, A Little More Music, featuring seven new tracks plus three rerecorded versions of songs from previous albums.
– In 1989, the band released their fourth studio album, Forever Changes. This album contained six new songs, along with five rerecorded versions of earlier songs.
– The band disbanded again in 1991, although they briefly reunited in 1992, releasing their fifth album, Love Is Strange, in 1993.
– In 1994, the band released their sixth album, Time For Me to Fly. This album contained eight new songs, along with two rerecorded versions of songs previously released.
“Dancing in the Moonlight” song
In July 1969, the band had been invited to play a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. They accepted the invitation, but they did not know what they would do afterwards. In October 1969, the group flew to Los Angeles to record some demos with producer Jack Robinson. At the end of December 1969, the group returned to France and spent Christmas there.
The following month, it was announced that the group would perform at the Montreux festival again in 1970. This time, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. After rehearsals, the group went into the studio for three days. On January 15, 1970, the group played their final show in front of 2,500 people at the Palais des Sports de Gerland in Lyon. Afterwards, the group flew back to Paris, where they continued writing songs, including “Dancing in the Moonlight”.
On February 16, 1970, the group signed with the Perception label, owned by American businessman Peter Guralnick. To promote the album, the group toured throughout Europe, beginning in Germany on April 13, 1970. By June 1970, the group had finished touring Europe and had begun work on their next album.
On August 4, 1970, the group flew to New York City to begin working on their second album. While there, they met with producer Jack Robinson. He told them that he was interested in producing the follow up to Dancing in the Moonlight, but he needed help. So, the group took him up on his offer.
By September, the group had completed the majority of the recordings for the new album. They began mixing the tracks in November. On December 8, 1970, the group released Dancin’ in the Moonlight.