Posts Tagged ‘1970’s’


Friends Reunion Band 2015

September 18, 2015
Friends Band 2015

Friends Band 2015

Band: Friends
Year: 2015
Formed: Feb. 1974.
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Covers (Rock,Jazz,Funk)
Contact: N/A

The very popular 70’s local band ‘Friends’ have recently reunited.

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March 27, 2011

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Band: Badge
Circa: 1972-73
Home: Chatham Ontario

Top row
Al Trudell – Guitar
Tom Starks – Organ
Randy Coyle – Drums
Bottom Row
Bob Wilson – Bass
Charlie Dawson – Guitar

The band was together for about one year. Badge formed after a previous band ‘Refugee’. From that band came Randy & Charlie. They went on the road with a lounge act touring Canada and the U.S.A.  After they disbanded, Al, Tom, and Randy played together again in the local popular band ‘Friends’.



Destiny Band 1977

April 29, 2010


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

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.

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Maple Shade Band circa 1978

February 5, 2010

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Band: Maple Shade
Circa: 1978-79
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Popular Cover Band

Top row
Tony Meriano – Drums
Bottom Row
Tony Bandoni – Guitar
Ray Violot – Guitar,vocals, keyboards …
Marc Haslip – Bass

The band was made up of professional musicians and well known names in the local music scene. In early 1980, A few of the members would go on to form “Harvest”.