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Subject: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 07/16/08 at 11:46 pm

Got any favourite 70s bands/singers from Canada?


Here's a few for me (with more to come) ...



Jackson Hawke
Short-lived rock group headed by Tim Ryan and Bob Yeomans.  Their biggest (and IMO best) hit was "You Can't Dance" which would later become a US hit for England Dan and John Ford Coley in 1978

You Can't Dance (1976)
Set Me Free (1977)


http://www.18forever.ca/jackson_hawke.jpg



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Gary and Dave
The duo of Gary Weeks and Dave Beckett.  Their 1973 single "Could You Ever Love Me Again" topped the chart in Canada, was also a smash hit in Australia and just crept into the US Hot 100 (becoming their only charting single there).  They had further hits in Canada such as "I May Never See You Again" and a beautiful cover of Carole King's "It Might as Well Rain Until September".  In 1979, they quit the music business to become pilots for Air Canada

Could You Ever Love Me Again (1973) btw, I've no idea why that video is set to images of the Clintons LOL


http://www.passthecat.racknine.net/Canimages/GaryDave.jpg



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Domenic Troiano
Troiano was best known as a member of The Guess Who and The James Gang.  His ONLY Top 40 hit in Canada as a solo artist was the Disco themed "We All Need Love" in 1979.  He was also a producer, and composer, scoring the music for the 80s TV series "Night Heat".  He sadly passed away in 2005.  'We All Need Love' achieved international popularity in the 90s when it was covered by the dance artist Double You

We All Need Love (1979)


http://www.discomuseum.com/DomenicTroiano.jpg



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Ian Thomas
He is the brother of SCTV Comedian Dave Thomas, and first gained fame in the 70s with his one and only US Top 40 hit called "Painted Ladies" in 1973.  He would have continued success in Canada.  As a songwriter, he achieved further American success in the 80s when Santana took his song "Hold On" into the US Top 40.  America also had a hit in 1982 with his song "Right Before Your Eyes" and Manfred Mann had a comeback in 1984 with a version of his 1981 song "The Runner".  Australian singer Daryl Braithwaite also had hits in Australia during 1988 with recordings of two Thomas songs:  'As the Days Go By' and 'All I Do'


Painted Ladies (1973)
Right Before Your Eyes (1977) clip is from the 80s
Coming Home (1978)
Hold On (1981)
The Runner (1981)
Levity (1988) his last Canadian Top 40 hit as a solo artist


http://webzoom.freewebs.com/doctorairbrush/Ian%20Thomas.jpg



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Pagliaro
Quebec born Michel Pagliaro had hits in both French and English.  His best known single "Loving You Ain't Easy" was his biggest hit in Canada, and also reached the UK Top 40, making him a one hit wonder there.  Further hits in Canada followed, the next biggest of which was "What the Hell I Got" in 1975.  His last ever Top 40 on the mainstream chart in Canada was a cover of "Dock of the Bay" in 1977

Loving You Ain't Easy (1971)
Rainshowers (1972)
Some Sing, Some Dance (1973)
J'entends Frapper (1973)
What the Hell I Got (1975)


http://www.rockdiscography.com/list/coversjr/pagliaro/pagliaro_spiderwoman25x25.jpg



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The Raes
Cheryl and Robbie Rae, husband and wife disco duo who had several hits during the late 70s.  Their lone US Hot 100 charting single, 'A Little Lovin' (Keeps the Doctor Away)' only reached US #61, but peaked at #5 on the US dance chart

Que Sera Sera (1977)
A Little Lovin' (Keeps the Doctor Away) (1978)
Don't Turn Around (1979)
(I Only Wanna) Get Up and Dance (1979)


http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8243/raesva3.png


stay tuned for more ....

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: ChEcKeReD DeMoN on 07/17/08 at 2:21 pm

Im not sure if the Replacements where 70's ('79???),
but Canadian rock 'n roll starts and ends with one of the
most under-appreciated guitarists in the history of the world,
Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush and his contemporary,
Pat Travers. Their musicianship is incredible !!!

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/17/08 at 4:51 pm

Lots of Canadian artists to love in the 70's!  :D

Just a few:

- Guess Who
- Lighthouse
- The Band (partly Canadian, partly 70's)
- Gordon Lightfoot
- Anne Murray
- Rush

and some U.S. one hit wonders to mention:
- Ian Thomas
- Stampeders

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: VegettoVa90 on 07/17/08 at 6:24 pm

One word

RUSH

Canada has given us some good music over the past few decades, you just have to look past fake garbage like Nickelback, Simple Plan, and Avril

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 07/17/08 at 6:53 pm

Two other great Canadian bands are April Wine and Triumph, who scored their first big hits in 1979 with Roller and Hold on to Your Dreams, respectively and went on to bigger success in the early 80s.  8)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 07/17/08 at 8:52 pm


- The Band (partly Canadian, partly 70's)

and some U.S. one hit wonders to mention:
- Stampeders


Mostly Canadian.  Like Steppenwolf, they were not recognized by CANCON as Canadian artists because they officially formed (under the name they became popular as) in America.  Levon Helm was the only member of The Band who wasn't Canadian

The Stampeders had another Top 40 in the US with 'Hit the Road Jack' (featuring Wolfman Jack) in 1975 and a minor US chart entry in 1971 with 'Devil You'.  In Canada, they had 18 hits (14 which saw the Top 40) between 1968-1976.  Lead singer Rich Dodson also hit the Top 40 in Canada with the solo hit 'Julia Get Up' in 1972.  In 1979, he went solo full time, and racked up 16 Top 40 hits on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart between 1979-1991 :)


Two other great Canadian bands are April Wine and Triumph, who scored their first big hits in 1979 with Roller and Hold on to Your Dreams, respectively and went on to bigger success in the early 80s.  8)


April Wine had 2 US charting singles in the 70s, both which reached the Top 40:  "You Could Have Been A Lady" in 1972 and "Roller" in 1979.  Alot of people wonder what became of April Wine in that gap between '72 and '79, and I have the answer:  They were Canada's best kept secret LOL. 

From 1971-1979, they had 21 Canadian hits (15 which saw the Top 40) and in their career, they've had a total of 32 Canadian hits (21 of them Top 40) between 1971-1985; 1993 (they broke up in 1985 originally, but reformed in the 90s)

Lead singer Myles Goodwyn had a popular solo hit in 1988 with a cover of the 1971 Lee Michaels classic "Do You Know What I Mean" which he sang as a duet with Canadian heavy metal queen Lee Aaron :)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Paul on 07/18/08 at 3:02 pm


Pagliaro
Quebec born Michel Pagliaro had hits in both French and English.  His best known single "Loving You Ain't Easy" was his biggest hit in Canada, and also reached the UK Top 40, making him a one hit wonder there.


Which is a shame, as he should have had more hits than this...

'Loving You Ain't Easy' is highly reminiscent of something George Harrison would have come up with at the time...

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/18/08 at 3:18 pm

Gordon Lightfoot (whose music I grew up with) will always be my favorite Canadian singer!  :)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 07/18/08 at 6:20 pm

Bachman Turner Overdrive was another great 70s band out of Canada (Randy Bachman of course was formerly with the Guess Who)

If solo singers count here, in addition to Gordon Lightfoot, you also had Anne Murray.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: saver on 07/18/08 at 7:35 pm

I miss 'THE BELLS'....were they married? Related? Was SHE as hot as she sounded?

Whatever became of them as I hear Melanie still records and I liked her early work.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 07/18/08 at 8:05 pm


Which is a shame, as he should have had more hits than this...

'Loving You Ain't Easy' is highly reminiscent of something George Harrison would have come up with at the time...


The fact that Pagliaro was able to chart atleast one single overseas is a feat that eluded many Canadian artists of the time, and even still today.  Patsy Gallant was also a one hitter in the UK (with 'From New York to LA' in 1976), and just like Pagliaro, she sang in both French and English


I miss 'THE BELLS'....were they married? Related? Was SHE as hot as she sounded?

Whatever became of them as I hear Melanie still records and I liked her early work.


Their keyboardist Frank Mills went solo shortly after they became famous in the early 70s.  Officially, The Bells don't record together anymore.  Lead singer Cliff Edwards currently owns a restaurant in Gananoque, Ontario. 

Last year, The Bells re-grouped for a one concert performance right here in my hometown to help raise money for a local library

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: saver on 07/18/08 at 8:18 pm


Their keyboardist Frank Mills went solo shortly after they became famous in the early 70s.  Officially, The Bells don't record together anymore.  Lead singer Cliff Edwards currently owns a restaurant in Gananoque, Ontario. 

Last year, The Bells re-grouped for a one concert performance right here in my hometown to help raise money for a local library


But then again..WHO was the female?

Then of course America got a taste of the Defranco Family in the 70's...Tony(the Canadian Donny Osmond), has appeared since at events...must like it here or has a business that keeps him busy with more music??

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 07/18/08 at 10:13 pm


Their keyboardist Frank Mills went solo shortly after they became famous in the early 70s.  Officially, The Bells don't record together anymore.  Lead singer Cliff Edwards currently owns a restaurant in Gananoque, Ontario. 

Last year, The Bells re-grouped for a one concert performance right here in my hometown to help raise money for a local library


But then again..WHO was the female?


Her name is Jackie Ralph
http://www.ripleyfair.ca/images/jackie.jpg


Then of course America got a taste of the Defranco Family in the 70's...Tony(the Canadian Donny Osmond), has appeared since at events...must like it here or has a business that keeps him busy with more music??



Apparently Tony DeFranco is a real estate agent in Los Angeles
The DeFranco's were sort of Canada's version of The Osmonds

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/19/08 at 11:56 am

Daniel Band was around in the early 80's but they started in 1979 and were probably the best (in my opinion) contemporary Christian band in the Hard Rock/Metal genre which wasn't too prevalent at the time. their sound has been compared to several bands including April Wine, and somewhat like AC/DC.  here's the Wikipedia on them  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Band    decent videos of the band are rare, but here's a video that is a good representation of their sound  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3db8RpeiVs&feature=related

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 07/19/08 at 7:34 pm


Daniel Band was around in the early 80's but they started in 1979 and were probably the best (in my opinion) contemporary Christian band in the Hard Rock/Metal genre which wasn't too prevalent at the time. their sound has been compared to several bands including April Wine, and somewhat like AC/DC.   here's the Wikipedia on them   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Band    decent videos of the band are rare, but here's a video that is a good representation of their sound   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3db8RpeiVs&feature=related


Wow!  Can't say as I've heard of them before.  I'll have to check 'em out :)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: cooper street relic on 07/20/08 at 10:37 pm

Max Webster
Fludd
Goddo
Moxy
A Foot in Coldwater
Zon
Ken Tobias
Lighthouse

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Man am i ever old if i can remember all these

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Now playing: LightHouse - One Fine Morning
via FoxyTunes

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/08 at 10:49 pm

^ Yes, you are ;D

♦ One of the members of Moxy was Mike Reno, who went on to form and front the band Loverboy
♦ Max Webster lead singer Kim Mitchell would go on to a major successful solo career during the 80s
♦ Ken Tobias wrote the song 'Stay Awhile' which became a smash hit for The Bells
♦ Zon had 3 albums from 1978-1980, the last of which produced their only chart single in Canada with 'For You' (in 1981)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: cooper street relic on 07/21/08 at 10:44 pm

Thanks for filling all that in for me,,it was late and i was tired ;D

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: terry on 07/28/08 at 10:58 am


I miss 'THE BELLS'....were they married? Related? Was SHE as hot as she sounded?

Whatever became of them as I hear Melanie still records and I liked her early work.

Melanie still records and I believe had an European tour last year.
As to the Bells, yeah, Jackie Ralphs was one hot lady. No idea where she was, but one hell of a memory,

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: terry on 07/28/08 at 11:01 am

Greatest Canadian song:
Make Me Do Anything You Want by a Foot In Coldwater
Bands
Prism ("Flying)
Chilliwack (My Girl)
Rush
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Queen Cuty Kids (Winnipeg band)
Guess Who
Teenage Head
Red Rider (Tom Cochrane)
April Wine

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 07/28/08 at 12:43 pm


Greatest Canadian song:
Make Me Do Anything You Want by a Foot In Coldwater
Bands
Prism ("Flying)
Chilliwack (My Girl)
Rush
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Queen Cuty Kids (Winnipeg band)
Teenage Head
Red Rider (Tom Cochrane)
April Wine


Excellent choices :)

Red Rider, Queen City Kids and Teenage Head were 80s (even though the debut by Teenage Head was released in 1979).  Tom Cochrane had his first hit single in 1973, but never had a Top 40 hit until 1980 with 'White Hot' by Red Rider

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/28/08 at 9:00 pm


Lots of Canadian artists to love in the 70's!   :D

Just a few:

- Guess Who
- Lighthouse
- The Band (partly Canadian, partly 70's)
- Gordon Lightfoot
- Anne Murray
- Rush



I love all of those artists. ;)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Shacks Train on 08/03/08 at 2:57 am

Ken Tobias (ha ha) Buddy & I had a car repair garage years ago & we repaired his old mercedes!
Don't hear much about him anymore!

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 08/03/08 at 3:38 pm


Ken Tobias (ha ha) Buddy & I had a car repair garage years ago & we repaired his old mercedes!
Don't hear much about him anymore!


He still records, but the only way he'd ever re-appear on the Canadian charts was if he put out a gangsta hip-hop album produced by P. Diddy or something like that :D

In the 70s, he did have a handful of hits in Canada.  I don't believe me made waves in the charts anywhere else in the world, but I could be wrong

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: midnite on 09/11/08 at 8:31 pm

Terry Jacks.  Singer of "Seasons In The Sun."  Wasn't he Canadian (and perhaps still is)?

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 09/11/08 at 10:13 pm


Terry Jacks.  Singer of "Seasons In The Sun."   Wasn't he Canadian (and perhaps still is)?




He is Canadian yes.  He used to be a member of The Poppy Family, a group he formed in the 60s with his then wife Susan Jacks.  Following the groups demise, both Terry and Susan had great solo careers in Canada.  Sadly, Terry became a one hit wonder almost everywhere outside of Canada.

Susan did not become a big name outside of Canada

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Shacks Train on 09/12/08 at 12:11 am

heres a blog for Canadian Music
http://ocanadarm.blogspot.com/

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: seeburg220 on 09/28/08 at 9:58 pm


^ Yes, you are ;D

♦ One of the members of Moxy was Mike Reno, who went on to form and front the band Loverboy


Hmmm.  I've got the self-titled Moxy CD and it doesn't list him...Did he come later?  BTW,  "Sail On Sail Away" is one of my all-time, favorite songs. 

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 09/29/08 at 12:04 am


Hmmm.  I've got the self-titled Moxy CD and it doesn't list him...Did he come later?   BTW,  "Sail On Sail Away" is one of my all-time, favorite songs.  


He joined the band in 1977, making his debut as their lead singer on their 1978 album 'Under the Lights'.  Ironically the album failed to chart and produced no hit singles

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/12/09 at 7:53 pm

Rough Trade is a Canadian band from the 70's. In the early 80's they had some success in the United States with songs such as "Birds Of A Feather" and "All Touch".

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Frank on 02/10/09 at 10:37 pm

I'd have to say my favorite Canadian band of the 70's is April Wine.
Having grown up in Montreal, I probably heard more of their songs (since they lived there) than if I was elsewhere, and that probably has an influence as to why it's my fave 70's CDN band

The Bells were good too. BTO, Gordon Lightfoot has some good stuff.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Taylor on 05/22/09 at 9:54 am

RUSH
beats all.
but don't forget the WHO.
april wines up there too\\

artists like jackson hawke ian thomas and gary and dave are good but theres better.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 05/22/09 at 1:41 pm

^ The Who are from UK

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Frank on 05/22/09 at 5:32 pm


^ The Who are from UK

Wondering if they meant "The Guess who". Hope so.
I never really got into RUSH, just something about Geddy Lee's voice that twangled in my spine.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 05/22/09 at 7:18 pm


Wondering if they meant "The Guess who". Hope so.


I am betting he did.  It would be hard to mix up Roger Daltrey with Burton Cummings lol


I never really got into RUSH, just something about Geddy Lee's voice that twangled in my spine.


WICKED!  It's nice to meet another fellow Canadian who doesn't really care for Rush. 

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Frank on 05/22/09 at 8:37 pm


I am betting he did.  It would be hard to mix up Roger Daltrey with Burton Cummings lol

WICKED!  It's nice to meet another fellow Canadian who doesn't really care for Rush. 

There is a couple of songs of theirs I like (Subdivions, Spirit of Radio) but his voice...not to my musical taste

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: greg clarke on 10/11/10 at 2:14 pm

how about crowbar?( oh what a feeling, the beaver and the eagle, million dollar weekend) and king biscuit boy(uncle pen ,corrina)-great canadian rock and roll!!

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/19/10 at 1:31 am


how about crowbar?( oh what a feeling, the beaver and the eagle, million dollar weekend) and king biscuit boy(uncle pen ,corrina)-great canadian rock and roll!!


There was also an American Crowbar.  Heavy Metal.  Scary dudes from New Orleans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowbar_%28US_band%29

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Frank on 10/19/10 at 11:25 pm

Michel Pagliaro was a good artist and had lots of hits in the 70s.
Ken Tobias too.
Crowbar, Valdy, Lighthouse, Trooper, they were all good too.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/10 at 12:04 am


Michel Pagliaro was a good artist and had lots of hits in the 70s.
Ken Tobias too.
Crowbar, Valdy, Lighthouse, Trooper, they were all good too.


Ken Tobias wrote 'Stay Awhile' for The Bells.  He had alot of great songs.  'Every Bit of Love' is the one that comes to mind

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/20/10 at 1:17 am

Bryan Adams was in a pop group called "Sweeney Todd" in the late seventies.  They must have been from Vancouver.  Anyway, I heard about them via Casey Kasem's AT40 when Adams broke big with the "Cuts Like a Knife" album (1983).
???

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Frank on 10/20/10 at 9:32 am


Bryan Adams was in a pop group called "Sweeney Todd" in the late seventies.  They must have been from Vancouver.  Anyway, I heard about them via Casey Kasem's AT40 when Adams broke big with the "Cuts Like a Knife" album (1983).
???

Sweeny Todd had a hit 'Roxy Roller" sung by Nick Gilder, in 1976. He sang "Hot child in the city" in late 1978.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/10 at 3:58 pm

When Gilder left Sweeney Todd, Adams came in, and a re-record of 'Roxy Roller' became his first chart single in the US (though it only peaked at #99).  His only album with the band was 'If Wishes Were Horses' in 1977.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Frank on 10/20/10 at 4:32 pm


When Gilder left Sweeney Todd, Adams came in, and a re-record of 'Roxy Roller' became his first chart single in the US (though it only peaked at #99).  His only album with the band was 'If Wishes Were Horses' in 1977.

I never heard Bryan's version, I think.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/10 at 4:40 pm


I never heard Bryan's version, I think.


Sounds identical to Gilder's version.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: loki 13 on 11/07/10 at 1:31 pm

Since I was just viewing it I thought I might as well share.

Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw_MEs0xOAg

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Frank on 11/19/10 at 10:27 am

I liked a few songs from this band, Toulouse.
Especially this one from about 1977

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O87O_zrrFdA&feature=related

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/19/10 at 5:11 pm

Does Paul Anka count?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3y0zh-3VJg

:D

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: nick on 04/21/12 at 4:39 pm

here are some to try out...

zon
the hunt
foot in coldwater
lynx
mad cats
teaze
wireless
aerial
prism
harlequin
trooper
champion basically an u.s.a band
hammersmith
jackson hawke
vechicle

...  and more...  other great bands if your into rock n roll...

head east
starz
shooting star
missouri
angel
sweet
les dudek
more
widowmaker
nantucket
st. paradise
painter
fortress
detective
silverhead
doc holliday-southern
point blank-southern
grinderswitch
riot
whitesnake
hustler
stray dog
mama's pride
network
phoenix
fandango
fandango
back street crawler
crawler
trapeze
montrose
gamma
legs diamond
diamond reo
le roux
lake
tygers of pan tang
axe
samson
trespass
couchois
diamond head
flint
don harrison band

and many more for your discovery of great guitar rock!!!

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: basscatfrank on 04/21/12 at 5:36 pm

There were many Canadian artists I liked but in particular I liked these:

Doug and the Slugs - Although their first hit "Too Bad" didn't chart until 1980, they were around in the 70's

April Wine - "Just Between You and Me" was my favorite

Lighthouse - "One Fine Morning"

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/24/12 at 10:06 pm


Doug and the Slugs - Although their first hit "Too Bad" didn't chart until 1980, they were around in the 70's


HzocrN1zUE8

  - Doug and the Slugs, Too Bad.

They were active until the late 80s.  I remember playing JetFighter: The Adventure (1988, Velocity) and getting good framerates on a 12-MHz 80286...

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/369884-jetfighter-the-adventure-dos-screenshot-buzzing-the-tower.png

...to the tune of their last semi-hit, 1988's Tomcat Prowl.  (Yes, we do have a retrogaming thread, but the music belongs here :)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: basscatfrank on 04/25/12 at 12:33 pm

I'm going to cheat a little on the years here. There was a one hit wonder from Canada called Motherlode. They hit #18 on the American charts with "When I Die" in '69. It sounds like a Philly or Motown soul group but was really three white guys from north of the border. It was a really nice song.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/12 at 6:33 pm


HzocrN1zUE8

  - Doug and the Slugs, Too Bad.

They were active until the late 80s.  I remember playing JetFighter: The Adventure (1988, Velocity) and getting good framerates on a 12-MHz 80286...

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/369884-jetfighter-the-adventure-dos-screenshot-buzzing-the-tower.png

...to the tune of their last semi-hit, 1988's Tomcat Prowl.  (Yes, we do have a retrogaming thread, but the music belongs here :)


'Tomcat Prowl' was their last Top 40 hit in Canada.  It appears on their 'Tomcat Prowl' album in 1988, but it's main appearance was on the soundtrack to the 1988 film 'Iron Eagle II'

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/12 at 6:51 pm


I'm going to cheat a little on the years here. There was a one hit wonder from Canada called Motherlode. They hit #18 on the American charts with "When I Die" in '69. It sounds like a Philly or Motown soul group but was really three white guys from north of the border. It was a really nice song.


'When I Die' is a great song.  It reached #1 in Canada in August of 1969.  In an interesting note, in 1969, Canadian Content had not been established yet, so it was rare that a Canadian song did so well in the charts up against the American and British acts that were dominant at the time, but when 'When I Die' hit #1, the #2 song in Canada was 'Laughing' by The Guess Who and the #3 song was 'Baby, I Love You' by Andy Kim.  A trio of Canadian greats!

Motherlode had 2 other hits in Canada ...

1969 - Memories of a Broken Promise
1970 - Dear Old Daddy Bill

When Motherlode called it quits in 1970, 3 of the band members launched a new project called Dr. Music, and featuring 60s teen idol Terry Black, their debut single 'Sun Goes By' in 1972 became a smash top 40 hit on the radio.  One of my favourites ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgRlsmLnFpY

And speaking of (the late great) Terry Black, here in his native Canada, he was a popular teen idol, but in the US, he was a two hit wonder:  first in 1964 with 'Unless You Care' and again in 1972 in a duet with his wife Laurel Ward (who was also part of Dr. Music) and the song Goin' Down (the Road to LA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCMRp_A03RU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JobyZpFnmko

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/12 at 7:34 pm

Here's a quartet of artists from Canada that were one hit wonders in the US, however none of them reached the US Top 40


Bill Amesbury - Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vypNF8kqwgI

Southcote - She
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM6EDD1Xu1A

Lois Fletcher - I Am What I Am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGuMDDu-r2M

Hagood Hardy - The Homecoming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKu2j7BJZA0

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Lisa on 06/20/12 at 12:10 am

Lots of very interesting posts here....but I haven't seen a lot of mention of my favourite Canadian 70's band...CHILLIWACK.
I had the pleasure of personally meeting them last week at a private function.  These gents still bring it!  The show was fantastic!  The 'newer' Chilliwack has been together since the mid-90's and the mastermind behind it all is still there...Bill Henderson.  Joining him are is brother Ed, bassist Doug Edwards and drummer Jerry Adolphe.  Fantastic guys!  Favourite songs: Fly at night, I believe, Raino, Lonesome Mary, Crazy Talk.

Just sayin...let's not forget this Canadian legend.

Right up there with Chilliwack is April Wine, BTO, The Guess Who and Trooper...

Cheers all  ;D

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/20/12 at 9:37 pm


Right up there with Chilliwack is April Wine, BTO, The Guess Who and Trooper...


All those bands have been gone so long.  Time to take care of business and rock myself to sleep.  (At the risk of raising a little hell, it occurs to me that the latter two terms were euphemisms for the same thing :)  And if you think we enjoy our CanCon on this board, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/22/12 at 8:27 pm

WEDNESDAY (aka. WENZDAY)
from Oshawa, Ontario
8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRiAMe1zsQ0

Members

    Mike O'Neil - guitar, banjo, vocals
    Paul Andrew Smith - guitar, keyboards, vocals
    John (Jose) Dufek - bass, harmonica
    Randy Begg - drums, vocals

Discography
Singles


    1971 - "Hang On Girl" / "Velvet Colours" - Ampex AC-1304
    1973 - "Last Kiss" / "Without You" - Ampex AC-1325
    1974 - "Teen Angel" / "Taking Me Home" - Ampex AC-1355
    1974 - "Roses Are Red" / "Ride" - Ampex AC-1362
    1974 - "Fly Away" / "Good Time Girl" - Ampex AC-1365
    1975 - "She's A Woman" / "Good Time Girl" - Ampex AC-1370
    1975 - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" / "What's On My Mind" - Skyline SKY 001X
    1975 - "Loving You Baby" / "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long" - Skyline SKY 003X
    1976 - "Doing the Best That I Can" / "Could You Refuse Her" - Skyline SKY 006X

as Wenzday:

    1976 - "Ruby Baby" / "Melody Moon" - Skyline SKY 011X
    1977 - "Fancy Pants" / "Through Your Head" - Skyline SKY 012X
    1977 - "Ride Me" / "Nearly Made It" - Skyline SKY 014X
    1977 - "Now You're A Lady" / "Dream Queen" - Skyline SKY 016X
    1981 - "Elenore" / "Sheila"

Albums


    1974 - Last Kiss - Ampex AC-10152
        Side 1: "Last Kiss" - "Teen Angel" - "Roses Are Red" - "Tell Laura I Love Her" - "Gloria" Side 2: "What's On My Mind" - "Ride" - "Taking Me Home" - "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long" - "Good Time Girl"

    1976 - Loving You Baby - Skyline SKY 10160
        Side 1: "Thinking Of You" - "Doin' The Best That I Can" - "Loving You Baby" - "Fly Away" - "Send A Little Love" Side 2: "Could You Refuse Her" - "Don't Let It Get You Down" - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - "Melody Moon" - "I'm Coming Home" - "The Show Will Never End"

    1977 - Nearly Made It (as Wenzday) - Skyline SKY 10164-V
        Side 1: "Ride Me" - "Now You're A Lady" - "Fancy Pants" - "Through Your Head" - "Ruby Baby" Side 2: "Dream Queen" - "I Was Built For Comfort" - "Honey" - "I Nearly Made It"

    2003 - "The Singles" - Moondog Records EMC 0403
        "Hang On Girl" - "Last Kiss" - Teen Angel" - "Roses Are Red" - "Fly Away" - "She's A Woman" - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - "Loving You Baby" - "Doin' The Best That I Can" - "Ruby Baby" - "Fancy Pants" - " Ride Me" - "Now Your A Lady" - "Sheila" - "Eleanor"

    2003 - "Limited Edition" Moondog Records EMC 0402
        "Last Kiss" - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - "Doin' The Best That I Can" - "Fly Away" - "Loving You Baby" - "Ride Me" - "Now Your A Lady" - "Dream Queen" - "I'm Comin' Home" - "Sheila" - "Eleanor"

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Claybricks on 06/22/12 at 9:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygzZKvcVqQA

Lick 'N' Stick - Mary Ann {1975}



Dan

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: warped on 06/23/12 at 7:25 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOC5kiO2U-0&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLofToPLnHNt0UbJAaS_xc3w

Bob McBride - Treasure Song

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: Henk on 06/23/12 at 9:14 am


Here's a quartet of artists from Canada that were one hit wonders in the US, however none of them reached the US Top 40


Bill Amesbury - Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vypNF8kqwgI



Ah! It might not have hit US Top 40, but it did hit Dutch Top 40 (peaked at #27). ;)

Subject: Re: Canadian Bands of the 70s

Written By: warped on 06/23/12 at 10:37 am


Ah! It might not have hit US Top 40, but it did hit Dutch Top 40 (peaked at #27). ;)

Believe it or not, he is now "Barbara"

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