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Subject: Early Bryan Adams (1977-1982)

Written By: whistledog on 01/03/06 at 12:21 am

Anyone else like those early Bryan Adams songs?

In 1977, Adams got his start at Age 14 in a band called Sweeney Todd.  This band was already a success with a self-titled album and a song called Roxy Roller, which in 1976, hit #1 in Canada and even made a minor impact in America.  When lead singer Nick Gilder left for a solo career, then unknown Adams was hired to fill the role, and a re-recorded version of Roxy Roller hit #99 in America.  The resulting 1977 second album If Wishes Were Horses with Bryan now on vocals however was not a success, so Bryan left for a solo career.

Bryan's first solo single was a 1979 disco song titled Let Me Take You Dancing, which became a modest club hit.  His 1980 self-titled debut album followed, and although it was not a big success, it did chart three minor hits in Canada with Remember, Give Me Your Love and Hidin' From Love, the latter which made #43 on the Billboard Dance Charts

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His second album You Want It - You Got It was his breakthrough album in Canada.  It launched three songs into the Canadian top 40 with Fits Ya Good, Coming Home and Lonely Nights, the latter which became his first official solo hit in America, where it peaked at #84 on Billboard in 1982

In 1983, Bryan released his third album "Cuts Like A Knife", the album that would break him internationally

Subject: Re: Early Bryan Adams (1977-1982)

Written By: Climber on 01/03/06 at 3:19 pm

I love his music.  I even have You Want It You Got It on vinyl.  Only problem; it's been so long since I listened to that one (turn table is broken), I don't remember any of the songs :-[.

Subject: Re: Early Bryan Adams (1977-1982)

Written By: whistledog on 01/03/06 at 9:45 pm


I love his music.  I even have You Want It You Got It on vinyl.  Only problem; it's been so long since I listened to that one (turn table is broken), I don't remember any of the songs :-[.


You Want It You Got It is one definately worth getting on CD, as none of the hits from it ever seem to make it on Greatest Hits albums that he puts out

Subject: Re: Early Bryan Adams (1977-1982)

Written By: Marty McFly on 01/04/06 at 1:20 am

Cool stuff. I like alot of his work, and had an idea of his involvement in songwriting and such before making it big on his own. So that was interesting to read about.

Small correction, though: he was born in 1959 (I'm a geek, so I remember everything like that, especially dates!), so he would've been 14 in 1973 and '74. I recall reading once, that he left school when he was 15, so the 1977 date must've made him 17 or 18.

Subject: Re: Early Bryan Adams (1977-1982)

Written By: whistledog on 01/04/06 at 1:29 am


Small correction, though: he was born in 1959 (I'm a geek, so I remember everything like that, especially dates!), so he would've been 14 in 1973 and '74. I recall reading once, that he left school when he was 15, so the 1977 date must've made him 17 or 18.


I sort of had a feeling that the 14 age was a bit young.  I took that info from a site about Sweeney Todd.  Looks like they were wrong.  LOL

I knew he was born in 1959 also, mainly because he was born right here in my fair city  :)

Subject: Re: Early Bryan Adams (1977-1982)

Written By: 80sLADY on 01/21/06 at 2:05 am

I am a huge fan of Bryan Adams!!!!  I enjoy all of his work.  Thank you for enjoying as I do an amazing Canadian artist. 

Cuts Like a Knife - one of my favorites

Subject: Re: Early Bryan Adams (1977-1982)

Written By: Bratpac on 01/22/06 at 12:16 pm

He is one of my favs and I listened to him alot.  I remember having an auto tape I believe it was Cutts like a Knife.  I played that like all the time.  Which fair city are you from?  I'm from Fredericktown, home of Luke Perry.  ;)







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