Erik Tagg

Biography Erik Tagg

Eric Tagg (Eric R. Tagg)
was born in Illinois U.S.A. on January 9, 1953. After a combination of vacation and stolen luggage, Eric joined the Dutch band "Beehive" (1973-1974). In 1975, Eric released his first solo single "A Fantasy" c/w "Tell Tale Eyes" and then, the full-length solo album "Smiling Memories" followed, which was completed with the super musicians including Lee Ritenour , Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and David Foster. In the same era, Eric was also a member of the band "Rainbow Train" (1975-1979). In 1977, his second album "Rendezvous" was released only in Europe. "Fancy Meeting You" c/w "Lover With Statue" was cut as a single record from the album. In 1979, Eric participated in the NY based band named "Medusa" and sung several songs for the album "Medusa". It must be the two Lee Ritenour's album that Eric Tagg became well-known all over the world for his vocal works: "Rit" (1980) and "Rit2" (1982). In 1981, Eric released his 3rd solo album "Dreamwalkin'" only for Japan. Eric also shared his vocal works on Ritenour’s "Banded Together" (1984) and "Portrait" (1987). Eric disappeared after the "Portrait" appearance but did some limited number of session works. In early 90's, Eric had been leading music and singing at Richland Bible Fellowship Church in Texas. Thus, we had to wait for a long time before the release of his 4th solo album "Through My Eyes" in 1997. Since 1998, Eric seems to spend most of his time again for pursuing ministry from his home in Greenville, Texas. Other memorable performances: Don Grusin "Julie Ann" (1981), Masaki Matsubara "Make It With Me", "Silly Crush" and "Painted Woman" (1983), "Be With Me Tonight" on the album "Earth City Expressway" with various artists (1988), Marco Taggiasco "Another Waste Of Time" (2008). (Source

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