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Detroit rockers the Frost were led by singer/guitarist Dick Wagner, a longtime staple of the southeast Michigan music scene who during the early '60s led local favorites the Bossmen. After the Bossmen disbanded -- bassist Mark Farner later went on to form Grand Funk Railroad -- Wagner founded the Frost with guitarist Don Hartman, bassist Jack Smolinski and drummer Bob Riggs; after exchanging Smolinski for Gordy Garris, the group debuted in 1968 with the single "Bad Girl," and upon signing to Vanguard they issued their 1969 debut LP Frost Music, scoring a regional smash with the single "Mystery Man." Rock and Roll Music, recorded live at Detroit's famed Grande Ballroom, followed later that same year, but despite earning a cult following throughout the Midwest the Frost failed to capture a national audience, and in the wake of 1970's Through the Eyes of Love the group disbanded. Wagner later went on to considerable success as a session guitarist, working with artists including Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, and Peter Gabriel. ~ Jason Ankeny