Back in 1973, hard rock was taking over the airwaves, with bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Deep Purple creating timeless anthems. Producers and record label executives were looking for the next big act to sign and record a hit album, with many of them falling by the wayside. One such producer, Ken Fowley, who had a string of hits in the sixties, assembled a rock band named The Hollywood Stars. They were signed to Columbia records, recorded their debut album and hit the road, performing alongside acts like The Kinks, Iggy Pop and The Ramones. As the management changed at Columbia Records at this time, The Hollywood Stars debut album was eventually shelved.