Posts Tagged ‘1977’

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Ralph Murphy circa 1977

August 6, 2013

Artist: Ralph Murphy
Release: Star Born Every Minute
Year: 1977
Format: Full Album & Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Genre: Pop, Rock

Tracks:
A1 Strong Hand On The Wheel
A2 Medicine Man
A3 Gypsy Love
A4 The Best Night Of My Life
A5 Rockin’ Train
B1 Star Born Every Minute
B2 Standing In Love’s Way
B3 California Stray
B4 Rides Me Like A River
B5 Last Affair

Added Notes:  1977 – Ralph is the producer for the  Larie Marshall Album.

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Born To Play 1982

March 10, 2012

Band: Born To Play
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: 1977
Disbanded: 1982

Notes: The Born to Play were a four piece band for a few years and then became a five piece.

Members:
Gabe Gagnon - Lead Guitar
Luc Caron – Bass
Luc Martin - Steel Guitar
Rosaire Emery - Drums
Ron Jubenville - Lead Guitar – Vocals
Roger LaPointe – Rythm Guitar – Vocals

Send your pics & info to the Chatham Music Archive: Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Spring Blood Band Circa 1977

July 15, 2010

 

 

Band: Spring Blood
Year: Circa 1977
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham

Original Members:
Mike Shaw – Guitar
Lyle Hitchcock – Bass
Dan Bullard – Keyboards
Ralph Bekaert – Drums
 
Ted Shaw replaced Mike Shaw on guitar and Dan Cady was added as a second guitarist.
Lyle Hitchcock left and Dan Cady took over on Bass as Keith Barnwell was added on guitar. After that the Kiss tribute was dropped and there were more member changes as time went on until the band dissolved sometime around 1979.
Ted Shaw left to join an Alice Cooper Tribute band out of Woodstock Ontario named Razz, with former Ash Mountain drummer (Alice) Paul Nickelo.

Spring Blood was a fun band known for their Kiss Tribute set with costumes and all. They also played regular sets as well.

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Destiny Band 1977

April 29, 2010

Band: Destiny
Genre: Country
Home: Chatham
Year: 1977
Formed: Mar. 1976

Members:
Charlie McDonald
Len Lucier

Norm Caron
Vince Emery
Jim Devo

  Destiny was selected as the top band in Southwestern Ontario and travelled to Ottawa for the nationals. They were also one of the top local acts of the day.

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Bitter Blue 1977

February 19, 2010

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Band: Bitter Blue
Year: 1977
Home: Chatham/Toronto

Two of the founding members (Brothers John and Tom) are from Chatham, but moved to Toronto roughly four years ago to further their music careers.

Members
Tom Hoy – Lead (Chatham)
Paul Fletcher – Vocals (Hamilton)
Brent Moss – Keyboards (Calgary)
Steven Combes – Drums (England)
John Hoy – Bass (Chatham)

The band is getting ready to release their first album and swing back into Chatham to play the Turf Room.

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Anyone with info on their album, please post a comment below with a return email address. Thanks

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Jack Austin Trio 1977

January 4, 2010

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Band: Jack Austin Trio
Year: 1977

Members:
Jack Austin – Guitar/Vocals
Pat Crone – Drums
Marc Haslip – Bass

Notes: Marc  joined the Jack Austin Trio in the fall of 1977 and stayed on for 3-4 months.  They were the house band at the Parkview Tavern on William Street until December of that year. 

Marc later played in several other bands, Maple Shade, Harvest, Ground Zero and The Appliances.

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Maple Shade (1977)

November 21, 2009

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Band: Maple Shade
Home: Chatham Ontario
Circa: 1977
Genre: Popular music of the time.

Members
(Left to right)
Robbie Robertson – Vocals, keyboards
Doug Colletti – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Tony Meriano – Vocals, Drums

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