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Subject: Trooper

Written By: whistledog on 11/27/05 at 1:46 pm

Trooper were a 70's Rock Band from Canada

They formed in Vancouver in 1972 and following a few name changes, Trooper hit the Canadian charts in 1975 with Baby Woncha Please Come Home.  Throughout the 70's, they charted a whole handful of hits across Canada, the biggest of which was 1978's Oh, Pretty Lady (IMO the greatest ballad of the 70s!).  That same year, Trooper made a minor impact in America with Raise A Little Hell.  It was their only charting single on Billboard, yet several of their albums performed very well on the charts

In 1980, Trooper finally won their first Juno (Canada's version of the Grammy), taking honours for best group.  That same year, they charted what would be their last big hit with the song Janine.  When their 1982 album Money Talks bombed, Trooper decided to call it quits.  They re-emerged in the late 80's and still continue to tour today!

Some Soundclips (click one to listen):

1975 - Baby, Woncha Please Come Home
1976 - General Hand Grenade
1976 - Two For the Show
1977 - Santa Maria
1977 - We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
1978 - Oh, Pretty Lady
1978 - Raise A Little Hell
1979 - The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar
1980 - Janine

Subject: Re: Trooper

Written By: gord on 11/27/05 at 2:31 pm

I think I've heard of them ;)

Hot Shots is one of those must have albums :)

Subject: Re: Trooper

Written By: ktelqueen on 11/30/05 at 11:17 am

Hot Shots is one of those must have albums :)

absolutely  8)

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