Archive for the ‘1986 Music’ Category


Melody Ramblers Country Band

April 5, 2019

Band: Melody Ramblers
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Area.
Year: 1986
From: 1953-1994 (Different members through time)
Style: Top 40 country

TOP RIGHT….Larry St. Pierre – drums
TOP LEFT…Eugene Beaulieu – bass
MID TOP…Wendy Jenkins – lead vocals
BOTTOM RIGHT…Mark Buckwheat – lead vocals
MID BOTTOM…Rene Brosseau – pedal steel, slide guitar, dobro
BOTTOM LEFT…Dan St. Pierre – lead guitar

The bands history, under the name ‘The melody Ramblers’ begins in 1953 and ends in 1994.
To read about it, check out the first Melody Ramblers post link here.

Update: In 2015, The Melody Ramblers did  a one off reunion show made up of their final band member line up from 1994.




Bradley J. Preston 1986

November 27, 2009

Artist: Bradley J. Preston
Release: 45 RPM Single
Year: 1986
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Country vocalist

  Bradley cut this single in Nashville but still lived in Chatham at the time. He was travelling back and forth. 
  Preston has been working hard as a singer and has been entering several contests to help gain exposure and branch out musically. He has won many of them.
  The singer has been performing for many years and most recently with the Melody Ramblers. At this stage, Bradley is just starting to work his way on to the international scene but is keeping his day job until the time is right. There is no question that his hard work ethics and level head are the reason for the many good times ahead that he will encounter.

Side 1: A Thing About Trains (Ben Hewitt)
Side 2 If I Never Do Get Over You (Sure – Fire Music)

Produced by: Louis Wright


Highwaze (1986)

August 22, 2009
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Band: Highwaze
Circa: 1986

Band Members
(Top) Brent Hunter – Bass, Vocals
(B Left) Dave Holland – Guitar, Vocals
(B Right) Rick Chrysler – Drums



Sylvia Tyson – Big Spotlight (1986)

May 30, 2009

Artist: Sylvia Tyson
Release: Big Spotlight
Year: 1986
Born: Chatham

   Two songs from Big Spotlight, ‘Denim Blue Eyes’ and ‘Too Short a Ride,’ were modest country hits in 1986 and 1987 respectively. Other Tyson titles of note include ‘Smiling Wine’ (from the days of Ian and Sylvia), later covered by Shirley Eikhard), ‘Régine,’ and ‘Pepere’s Mill’/’Le Moulin à Pépere,’ the last written and recorded by Tyson with Lucille Starr. Tyson songs also have been recorded by Crystal Gayle, Jay and the Americans, the Lettermen, Chad Mitchell, Nana Mouskouri, and Kitty Wells.

Video below from the Reunion 18.8.1986
Ian & Sylvia Tyson – You Were On MY Mind

If video does not appear, view it here.




CKSY Radio Station Goes To Air. (1986)

May 30, 2009

CKSY 94.3FM: an adult contemporary music radio station began airing on July 1, 1986. In 2002, CKSY swapped broadcasting frequencies with CKUE.