Archive for the ‘1976 Music’ Category


Lee Hurst 1976

October 7, 2012

Artist: Lee Hurst
Year: 1976
Home: Windsor
Currently Resides: Chatham

Lee is curretly headlining at the Kingsway.

Notes: Lee ejoyed success with (A Whole Lotta Your Love) a 45 released in 1973 on A&M Records of Canada.
Lee Hurst guest stars on “Music Makers” April 1st, 8P.M., Channel 9 C.B.E.T.



Friends Band 1976

May 2, 2010

Gibraltor add in the paper

Band: Friends
Release: Single “Please Don’t Ask Me To Stay”.
Year: 1976
Style:  Pop and soft rock
Formed: Feb. 1974
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

A few cover selections: Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Marvin G, and the Love Unlimited Orchestra.

John Glos
George Wilson
Tom Starks – Organist
Randy Coyle – Drums
Al Trudell – Lead guitar
Rick Janusas – Saxaphonist (Windsor)
Brent Hunter – Bass

Only two band members are from out of town.

Their original song “Please Don’t Ask Me To Stay”, was recorded at Polaris Studio in Windsor. Roughly 1,000 copies have been printed with about 500 sold shortly after releasing  it. On the flip side of the record is Butterfat, a song written by Steve Khan of New York City.
  Friends play six nights a week at bars, universities, and collages, and try to rehearse a few hours a day. With the recent addition of a brass section, they have started to add hints of jazz and blues into their set list.

Around late 1977, Friends would change their name to Gibraltor. The band played under the new name through late 1977-79.

If video above does not appear, watch it here.

The song in the video above was recorded around 1975 in Windsor. The band members on this recording are:
Randy Coyle – drums
Al Trudell – lead guitar, lead vocals
Tom Starks – keyboards
Wayne Perdue – bass
Rick Janasus – alto sax, vocals
George Wilson – Trumpet, vocals

Arrangement by A. Trudell, R. Coyle
Composition by Steve khan

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Additional Source: CDN Oct. 1976. Brian Christmas.



Bob Lucier Album Nerves of Steel

December 12, 2009

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Artist: Bob Lucier
Album: Nerves of Steel
Circa: 1976
Genre: Country
Instrument: Steel guitar
Home: Bob is from Chatham Ontario (Grande Pointe)

Note: Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability.  Bob was the resident Steel Player for “The Tommy Hunter Show” when it aired  on the CBC television network in Canada for many years.

This album contains original works and material by other artists.

4. C’MON SON (Bob Lucier)
7. HAPPY WORLD (Bob Lucier)
10. MY PLEASURE (Bob Lucier)
12. TOO HIGH Stevie Wonder

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* Bob also plays steel guitar this year on:
Jesse Winchester’s album “Let the Rough Side Drag”, 1976

Bill Amesbury – Can You Feel It – Bill signed with Yorkville Records in 1973 and made  several singles in 1973-1974. After one non-charting single, the second – “Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do)” – went to #1 in Canada and did well in many countries. In 1999, it received a SOCAN Classic award for 100,000 radio plays. Bill’s success attracted Neil Bogart, who was starting up the Casablanca label. While KISS were the first signing, Bill Amesbury had the first record on the label, with the US issue of “Virginia.” This led to an album, “Jus’ A Taste Of The Kid” (1974). In 1976, Bill signed with Capitol and made one album, “Can You Feel It,” featuring the contributions of some of the finest session musicians in Canada. Bill had great success in England with his records on the Power Exchange label. His songs were discovered by other artists such as Long John Baldry, Natalie Cole and Mitch Ryder, who covered them on their albums. There were no further records by Bill Amesbury. He underwent sex-reassignment surgery and has been Barbara Amesbury for a quarter-century now. Barbara is a patron of the arts in Toronto, a filmmaker and social activist.

Visit Bob, or buy his music online here.



Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires 1976

December 7, 2009

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Band: The Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires
Year: 1976
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Country.

Ray Trahan – Drums
Patricia-Gail Lozon – Vocals
Ray Myers – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Ernie Marchand – Pedal Steel
Roland Myers – Bass and vocals
Roland Lozon – Lead Guitar, Fiddle

    In 1975 and 1976 at the Clinton Fair, The Myers Bros. and The Jubilaires backed up Jamey Ryan, Jan Howard and also Canadian stars, Al Cherny and Maurice Bolyer. (Canada’s king of the banjo) They also appeared at Canadian Centennials in Wallaceburg, Palmerston and Ridgetown. Along with Hank Snow, they opened a new arena at Thamesford, Ontario.
    In June of 1976, the group did the Marty Robbins Tour. This included the Leamington Arena, Owen Sound Arena, Brantford Civic Centre, London Gardens, Guthrie, and Pt. Edward Memorial Arena. Other high lights included backing up  Don Gibson at the Windsor Arena.

  In 1977, The Myers Brothers and The Jubilaires played the Marty Robbins Show and Dance for the second year in a row. The night also included singer Diane Jordon. The dates were as follows:
Sept. 7th Chatham Memorial Arena
Sept. 8thNorth Middlesex Arena, Parkhill
Sept. 9thTillsonburg Memorial Arena



Sylvia Tyson – Cool Wind From the North (1976)

May 30, 2009

Artist: Sylvia Tyson
Release: Cool Wind From the North (Capitol-EMI)
Year: 1976
Born: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Produced by Ian Tyson
Genre: Country

 01 .  Good Old Song  02 .  Cool Wind from the North  03 .  Poor Old Rose  04 .  Tumble-Down Woman  05 .  River Road  06 .  Poor Fool  07 .  In My Hour of Darkness  08 .  I Can’t Learn to Love You (All Over Again)  09 .  Honey Hair  10 .  Love Is a Celebration