Archive for the ‘1984 Music’ Category

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The Singing Teentones Reunion 1984

November 3, 2009

Group: The Singing Teentones
Year: 1984
What: Reunion
Affiliation: Evangel  Community Church (Sandy Street)
Choir Director: Ruth Kerr (nee Cornelius)
Home: Chatham Ontario
Style: Church Choir Group
Formed: 1961

Members:
Ruth Kerr, Dawna Neilson (nee Lucas), Pat Apthorpe, Joy Ott (nee Cornelius), Bob Hillman, Rebbeca Spicer (nee Sass), Judy Edgar (nee Abbott), Routley, The Grevans, Eunice Zielonko (nee Tomen), Gary Kivell, Linda Johnston, Carol Anne Mackness (nee Magee), and John Cornelius.

  The group was a young award winning choir group who travelled on weekends throughout Ontario, Quebec and the U.S.A. in the early sixties.
  Only six of the fifteen members still live in Chatham.

Photo by Anne-Marie Demore
Source: CDN June 19th 1984

 

 

 

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Kim Mitchell with Bob Wilson 1984

October 30, 2009
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Band: Kim Mitchell
Release: Akimbo Alogo
Year: 1984
Style: Rock
Hit Songs: Go for a Soda, All We Are.
Chatham Connection: Local Chatham Bassist Bob Wilson (A.K.A, Robert Sinclair Wilson)(Friends, Quadrant) plays on this record. Bob also played bass in major acts such as Troiano and Black Market.

Notes: Kim Mitchell’s original video from early 1985 of the song “Go For Soda” from the Akimbo Alogo album. “Go For Soda” became an international hit and remains his best known song outside of his native Canada. The song was also featured in the opening scene of the 1985 Miami Vice episode Buddies. More recently, the song was featured in the shows American Dad and Trailer Park Boys. His most successful Canadian album was the follow-up, 1986s Shakin’ Like a Human Being, featuring the hits Alannah Loves Me, Easy to Tame, and the biggest hit of his career, Patio Lanterns. Akimbo Alogo is the first full-length solo album from Canadian singer and guitarist Kim Mitchell. It includes the only song of his to become a hit in the United States, “Go For Soda”.

Tracks
1. Go for Soda
2. That’s a Man
3. All We Are
4. Diary for Rock & Roll Men
5. Love Ties
6. Feel It Burn
7. Lager and Ale
8. Rumour Has It
9. Caroline
10. Called Off

Check out Bob’s bass playing in the video for ‘Go For A Soda’.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Preview or buy the CD here or here.

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Elvis Tribute

September 2, 2009

Band: Elvis Tribute
Year: 1984
Home: Chatham Ontario
Style: Music of Elvis Presley

Members
Rene Daudlin -  Vocals
Dan Beaulieu – Guitar
Gary Authier – Bass
(?)       – Drums

This ‘Elvis Tribute Band’ was pure entertainment that was a lot of fun for the band and audiences. Rene’s ability to get the crowd clapping and involved in the show is what makes him a great entertainer.

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Manpower (1984)

August 22, 2009
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Band: Manpower
Year: 1984
Genre: Danceable top 40 songs.
Formed: 1983
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario

Members:
(Top L-R)
Rick Chrysler – Drums
(Rick) Richard Rankin – Guitar, Vocals
(Bottom L-R)
Tom Starks – Keyboards
Mark Wood – Bass, Keyboards, Vocals

Note: Starks and Rankin are formerly from ‘The Force’. Chrysler and Wood joined from their previous band ‘Hat Trick’.

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