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Origin United States
Genres Hard rock
Labels Wounded Bird Records, RCA Records
Associated acts Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow, Hughes Turner Project
Former members
Joe Lynn Turner
Rick Blakemore
Abe Speller
Bob Danyls
Larry Dawson
Denny LaRue
Lou Mondelli
Joe De Lia

Fandango were an American rock band fronted by future Deep Purple and Rainbow volcalist Joe Lynn Turner.[1]

The band opened for acts like The Allman Brothers and Chicago.[2] Turner has stated that the band took influences from the Eagles and southern rock. He also claims the group disbanded after their equipment was stolen[3] and that they had various problems.[4] Turner's work with the group got him noticed by Ritchie Blackmore, who chose him to replace Graham Bonnet in Rainbow.[5] Larry Dawson, one of the band's keyboardists, would later play for Uli Jon Roth.[6]


Studio albums

  • Fandango (1977)[7]
  • Last Kiss (1979)[8]
  • One Night Stand (1979)[9]
  • Cadillac (1980)[10]


  • The Best of Fandango (1999)[11]




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