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Genres  Rock, Pop rock
Role  Pianist ·
Name  Cory Lerios

Associated acts  Pablo Cruise
Years active  1971–present
Music group  Pablo Cruise
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Occupation(s)  Musician, Composer, Producer
Instruments  Vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers
Labels  Warner Bros. Records, A&M
Awards  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series
Albums  A Place in the Sun, Worlds Away, Pablo Cruise, Lifeline, Part of the Game

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Cory Charles Lerios (born February 12, 1951 in Palo Alto, California) is an American pianist and vocalist noted for his fast and flowing style of playing. He is one of the founding members of the platinum-record selling rock and roll band Pablo Cruise, and for the past 30 years has scored music for film and television.



Cory Lerios got his first break into the music industry with the San Francisco Bay area band Stoneground in 1971. At the time, Stoneground was signed with Warner Bros., and Cory was only 20 years old. After leaving the band in 1973, Cory, along with fellow Stoneground members Steve Price and David Jenkins, went on to form Pablo Cruise. In 1975, Pablo Cruise released its first album under A&M Records simply entitled Pablo Cruise. The band went on to sell millions of records, but in 1986 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 albums in all, the band split. Being one of the primary songwriters for Pablo Cruise, (Love Will Find A Way, Whatcha Gonna Do?) Cory decided to try his hand at composing for film and television, with his first major production being One Crazy Summer, a 1986 comedy starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. After his composition on One Crazy Summer, Cory partnered with John D'Andrea and went on to start an in house music production studio called Lerios D'Andrea Music Works based in Los Angeles. Together they wrote and produced a number of themes, songs, dramatic and comedic underscores for some of TV's most popular shows Baywatch (300 episodes), Days of Our Lives, Diagnosis: Murder, Max Headroom, and Land Before Time), amongst others. In 2012 Cory executive produced a live DVD/CD for Pablo Cruise entitled "It's Good To Be Live!" released through Sony Entertainment. Pablo Cruise released another live CD through Sony Entertainment in 2013. Currently Cory has been scoring and executive producing the music for the international TV series SAF3 as well as continuing to tour with the original members of Pablo Cruise. In 2015 Cory released an EP, If I Could Change Anything It Would Be You!, under the name Cory Charles.


  • 2014/15 SAF3 (TV series) Episodes, Music Supervision
  • 2013/14 SAF3 (TV series) Episodes
  • 2013 "Men At Work"
  • 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards Programme
  • 2013 "Bench" International Promos
  • 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! Main Title Theme & Episodes
  • 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards Programme
  • 2009 Hope For Children, Documentary
  • 2009 Terrell Lloyd, Documentary
  • 2009 Geortrax Animated Series Theme/Pilot
  • 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Theme
  • 2008 The Land Before Time
  • 2006 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman
  • 2004/5 ToddWorld
  • 2004 The Best TV Shows That Never Were
  • 2004 Hot Wheels AcceleRacers
  • 2004 E! Diary of An Affair
  • 2003 Baywatch: "Hawaiian Wedding"
  • 2001 The Mummy: The Animated Series
  • 2000 Murder in the Mirror
  • 2000/2001 Intimate Portrait (TV series)
  • 1999 The Test of Love (movie)
  • 1999 Diagnosis: Murder (series)
  • 1999 A Secret Life (movie)
  • 1998 A Marriage of Convenience (movie)
  • 1998 Martial Law (TV series)
  • 1998 Baywatch: "White Thunder at Glacier Bay" (movie)
  • 1997 Baywatch: "Assault on Devil's Island" (movie)
  • 1997 Steel Chariots
  • 1997 In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (movie)
  • 1996 Gone in a Heartbeat (movie)
  • 1996 Fall Into Darkness (movie)
  • 1996 Angel Flight Down
  • 1995/96 Flipper (series)
  • 1995/96 Baywatch Nights (series)
  • 1995 Baywatch: Forbidden Paradise (movie)
  • 1993/94 Mighty Max (TV series)
  • 1993/94/95 Days of Our Lives (daytime soap opera)
  • 1994 Deadly Vows (movie)
  • 1990 E.A.R.T.H. Force (series)
  • 1989/2001 Baywatch. All 11 seasons (theme & 300 episodes)
  • 1987 Max Headroom
  • Hard Copy
  • Film

  • Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
  • Thunder in Paradise (1993) (V)
  • The Tower (1993) (TV)
  • Boiling Point (1993/I)
  • Beyond the Law (1992)
  • The Entertainers (1991) (TV)
  • Child's Play 3 (1991)
  • Night Angel (1990)
  • Police Story: Burnout (1988) (TV)
  • One Crazy Summer (1986)
  • Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) (as a member of Stoneground)
  • Themes

  • CBS LOGO: theme: CBS
  • STARZ LOGO: theme: STARZ
  • TNT SUNDAY CLASSICS MOVIE: theme: Turner Broadcasting
  • TNT FEATURE FILMS: series & theme: Turner Broadcasting
  • RAVE: Arts & Entertainment
  • 16th ANNUAL CABLE ACE AWARDS: TNT: Producer: David Lawrence
  • San Disk LOGO:Theme: Commercial
  • Additional Discography (Writer/Performer)

  • Stoneground 3, Stoneground - Warner Bros. Records
  • Last days of the Filmore, Various Artists w/ Stoneground - Fillmore Records
  • Nadia's Themes, Various Artists - A&M Records
  • George Benson, "Teaser" - Warner Bros. Records
  • The Neville Brothers, "Forever Tonight"
  • Melba Moore and Ben E. King, "A Test Of Time"
  • Santana, "She Can’t Let It Go"
  • Christina Milian "Call Me, Beep Me"
  • Smokey Robinson "It's a Colorful World"
  • Plan 9, "Whatcha Gonna Do?"
  • Keyboardist/Programmer

  • Geoff Byrd
  • Whitney Houston
  • Kenny G
  • Santana
  • The Neville Brothers
  • Narada Michael Walden
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Awards and nominations

    Daytime Emmy awards:

  • Won, 1997, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series for: "Days of Our Lives" (shared with Ken Corday, Brent Nelson, Dominic Messinger, John D'Andrea, Amy Burkhard Evans, and Stephen Reinhardt)
  • Emmy Nomination, Max Headroom, 1987
  • Emmy Nomination, Days of Our Lives ’94 ‘95
  • Emmy Nomination, Days of Our Lives ’93 ‘94
  • Emmy Honors, Jay Meisel Documentary
  • ASCAP awards:

  • Won, 1996, Top TV Series for "Baywatch"
  • Won, 1997, Top TV Series for "Baywatch"
  • Won, 1997, Most Performed Underscore
  • BMI awards

  • BMI Most Performed Song, Whatcha Gonna Do? Pablo Cruise
  • BMI Most Performed Song, Love Will Find a Way Pablo Cruise
  • BMI Most Performed Song, Cool Love Pablo Cruise
  • BMI Most Performed Song, Don’t Want to Live Without It Pablo Cruise
  • TELLY AWARD: "Hope For Children"


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