Kansas are an American rock band who dominated the charts in the 1970’s and 80’s. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan.
The band released its album, Leftoverture, in October 1976, which produced the hit single, “Carry On Wayward Son”, in 1977. The follow-up album, Point of Know Return, featured the title track and “Dust in the Wind”, both hit singles. Leftoverture was a breakthrough for the band, hitting No. 5 on Billboard‘s pop album chart. Point of Know Return peaked even higher, at No. 4. Both “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” were certified gold singles and “Dust in the Wind” was certified gold as a digital download by the RIAA in 2005, almost 30 years after selling one million copies as a single. Leftoverture was eventually certified five-times platinum by the RIAA in 2001.