1978 Trillion – Trillion

trillion-1978Trillion‘s self titled debut album was released on Epic Records in 1978.

TRILLION opened for or shared the bill with Heart, Styx, TOTO, Ian Hunter, Jeff Beck, The Starship, Rick Derringer and many other great acts in a 52 city tour. Since the 80’s break up the band members went in different directions doing many different projects and on different labels.

In 2007, the 3 original members of TRILLION, Bill, Thom and Frank felt that the band’s legacy had been cut short far before exploring its full potential, and that there was much more uniquely compelling music to come from this combination of slightly eccentric and adventerous players!

Thom Griffin, Frank Barbalace, and Bill Wilkins recruited CJ Vanston on keyboards to begin collaborating on a couple of the new tunes. CJ has currently performed on both Golden Sun Beyond and In My Blood. Pat Leonard has also played on Golden Sun Beyond and solo’d on Innocence which has made the project that much more unique and a first for these two great musicians playing on the same project together. Many thanks go out to Dave Larue and Michael Rhodes for their precision bass work on the tunes. They both have impressive portfolios and we greatly appreciate them sharing their playing talents with us on Trillion III. (source)


1Hold Out3:30
2Big Boy3:33
3Give Me Your Money, Honey3:27
4Never Had It so Good4:49
5May as Well Go3:19
6Fancy Action3:58
7Hand It to the Wind4:37
8Bright Night Lights3:51
9Child Upon the Earth5:41


BassRon Anaman
DrumsBill Wilkins
GuitarFrank Barbalace
Acoustic GuitarFrank Barbalace
KeyboardsPatrick Leonard
PianoPatrick Leonard
VocalsFergie Frederiksen
VocalsFrank Barbalace
VocalsRon Anaman