Archive for the ‘1984 Music’ Category


Town Krier

January 27, 2017

Band: Town Krier
Home: Chatham-Kent Area.
Year: 1984
Circa: 1983-1986
Genre: Rock

Billy Wolsing – Drums
Chris (Hymie) Zelina – Lead vocals & bass.
Herby Classens – Guitar & Vocals

Notes: As of 2017, the band still gets together once or twice a year.

* Catch them live July 29th 2017 at the Aberdeen Reunion in Chatham, Complete info, click here.



Perfect Strangers 1984

October 10, 2016


Artist: Cassandra Vasik
From: Blenheim, Ontario
Band: Perfect Strangers (Not confirmed)
Year: Circa 1984

This was 6 years before Cassandra signed her major label record contract.

Notes on Cassandra:
* 1978 performs in local Country band MCM and Company.
* 1980 – Guest singing star on the Tommy Hunter Show that aired on the CBC.
* Signed to Epic Records, released two albums and 11 singles for the label between 1991 and 1994.
* 1991 won the Juno Award for Best Country Female Vocalist.
* 1992 won the Rising Star award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards
* 1992 won the Juno Award for Best Country Female Vocalist
* 2000 released a pop album, Different, on Perimeter Records.

* Cassandra Vasik – 1991 – Wildflowers (Epic Records)
* Cassandra Vasik – 1993 – Feels Like Home (Epic Records)
* Cassandra Vasik – 2000 – Different (Perimeter Records)

1991 – “The Black Book”
1991 – “It Comes Back to You”
1992 – “Which Face Should I Put On Tonight”
1992 – “Wildflowers”
1992 – “Those Stars”
1993 – “Sadly Mistaken” (Highest charting song)
1993 – “Fortune Smiled on Me” (with Russell deCarle)
1993 – “Roll Like a Wheel”
1993 – “Almost Like You Cared”
1994 – “Stand Your Ground”
1994 – Guest Single – “Chains” by Tim Thorney.
“Human Highway” (with Jim Witter, Borrowed Tunes; A Tribute to Neil Young)




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

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






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”.

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.



Elvis Tribute

September 2, 2009

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

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.



Manpower (1984)

August 22, 2009
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Band: Manpower
Year: 1984
Genre: Top 40 covers.
Formed: 1983
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

(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’.
* As of 2017, Manpower is still out playing together. They are the longest running working band to date, from Chatham-Kent.