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Pablo Cruise is a pop/rock band currently composed of David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, Steve Price and Larry Antonino. Formed in 1973, the band released eight studio albums over the next decade, during which time five singles reached the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group underwent several personnel changes and split up in 1986. The original lineup — Jenkins, Lerios, Price and Bud Cockrell — reunited briefly in 2004
Pablo Cruise began in San Francisco, in 1973, with former members of Stoneground (Cory Lerios on keyboards and vocals, David Jenkins as vocalistand on guitar, and Steve Price on drums) and It's a Beautiful Day (Bud Cockrell on bass and vocals). Lerios had formed a band while at Palo Alto High School. His classmate, Steve Price, signed on as a roadie (because he owned a van), then joined the group on drums when their drummer left. They were eventually to find their way into Stoneground, where they were joined by Jenkins (originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan and the group's only non-Californian).
Initially, there were many fans who were left wondering who Pablo Cruise really was. When asked the question, the band, which is a quartet, would answer, «He's the guy in the middle.» When asked what Pablo Cruise meant, the band would say that «Pablo represents an honest, real, down to earth individual; and Cruise depicts his fun loving and easy going attitude towards life.