1979 Marc Tanner Band – Elena (US:#45)

“Elena” was the debut single for the West Coast rock group, Marc Tanner Band. It was a hot 100 hit for them in 1979.

The song was written by Marc Tanner, Nat Jeffrey, and Jeff Monday. Nat Jeffrey also produced the single. It was released on the Elektra label, in January 1979. Two of the features in the song described by Billboard were the wailing sax solo and the sassy vocals. The single was taken from the group’s No Escape album, released on Elektra.


Tanner, Marc 1979



Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Gary Mallabar
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Marc Tanner
Piano David Paich
Sax Bryan Savage
Percussion Tommy Vig
Background Vocals Max Gronenthal
Background Vocals Mike Finnigan
Background Vocals Rosemary Butler

Produced By

Jay Graydon
Ben Benay
Marc Tanner


Marc Tanner
Nat Jeffrey
Jeff Monday


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