Autograph (American band)

Autograph (American Band)

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Autograph was an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. Active on RCA from 1984 to 1989, they sold 1.5 million records and were awarded gold with their "Sign In Please" album. A new version of the band (v2.02) was formed by their founder Steve Plunkett in 2002 for a single album. They have been inactive since 2005.

They have toured with several famous bands, including Motley Crue, Heart, Aerosmith, Ronnie James Dio, Van Halen, Bryan Adams, and Whitesnake.

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Autograph began in late 1983 originally as a solo project for singer-songwriter/guitarist Steve Plunkett (also known as "Plunk"), who had recently left the band Silver Condor, due to his frustration with their lack of interest in recording his songs. Plunkett then began playing and recording his own material with a group of his musician friends, most of whom had previously played with him in other bands.

On lead guitar was Steve Lynch who had played with Plunkett in the band Looker, and who has a distinctive two-handed, fretboard-tapping technique, which eventually won him the "Guitar Solo of the Year" award from Guitar Player magazine for his work on Autograph's signature song, "Turn Up The Radio." Bassist Randy Rand knew Plunkett from their days together in Wolfgang, a prominent club band in Los Angeles, which has been described as a local legend and of which Kevin Dubrow (lead singer of Quiet Riot) said, "They smoked us...
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