b. USA. Formerly the vocalist with Wild Dogs, hard rock singer-songwriter Michael Furlong recorded two well-received solo albums in the 80s. Both Head On Rock ‘n’ Roll and Breakaway were well-orchestrated, highly melodic examples of contemporary AOR, with many critics citing Boston as the closest musical comparison. This was partially due to the fact that, similarly, Furlong’s work remains primarily a studio rather than a live concoction. Since 1987 he has moved away from solo work to employment as a session singer and songwriter.