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The Force 1982

July 9, 2010

Band: The Force
Year: 1982
Circa: 1977-1983

Members
Rick Rankin
– guitar
Brent Hunter – bass
Pat Crone – drums
Tom Starks – keyboards

The Force was formed in 1977 after the breakup of the band Beginings.

  Tom Starks on keys and Pat Crone on drums joined Rick Rankin (guitar) and Randy Young (bass). Bassist Brent Hunter replaced Randy Young in 1981.
The band was in high demand and worked steadily, playing disco (they had to) and rock/top 40 music that was popular at the time at many local hotels, festivals, and special events in Chatham-Kent from 1977-1983.

  With a talented horn section consisting of Dave Sass, Jack Drobko, Bob Fazecash and Brian Murphy, The Force had a large and unique songlist.
 
 About 10 times each year, the band put on themed shows with special guests Craig (Pork) Koehler and Ed Smitchen, “The Fast Fried Pork Revue”. They added musical comedy  that was zany, hilarious and often strayed from the script.  The shows were authentically costumed thanks to Ed and his family.
The movie Star Wars opened in `77 and was the inspiration for a series of “Summer Trek” concerts (Gross Encounters of the Force Kind).
Hallowe’en productions were a specialty. Parodies of popular movies like Star Wars, The Blues Brothers, The Rocky Horror Picture Show were performed at places like the Tilt’n Hilton in Erieau, the CAW Hall, the Tecumseh Hotel, the Turf Room, and the Thames Theatre (opening for Max Webster).
 
 When The Force and Hatrick bands split up in 1983, new bands Advance Green, Texas and Manpower were formed.
Thank You to Mr. Crone for the information.

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Jef Kearns Four 2005

May 16, 2010

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Band: Jef Kearns Four
Year: 2005
Genre: Jazz Covers
Home: Chatham

Members:
Jef Kearns – Wood wind
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Bob Hiltz – Bass
Scott Meriano – Drums
Sarah Hiltz – Vocals

Notes: The band can be found playing the Metro Lounge (Chatham) every Thursday. The band includes highly skilled individual players who have come together to perform Jazz music.

Visit Jef online here.

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Bob Lucier 1991

December 12, 2009

Northern Steel CD

Compilation CD: Northern Steel
Release: Northern Steel  1
Date: 1991
Genre: Country (Steel Guitar)

  Brilliant steel guitar player Bob Lucier, from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe),  leads off this CD produced by Bob Taillefer. The disc contains performances by some of Canada’s top steel guitarists.

Tracks:
1. Lonesome 77203 – Bob Lucier
2.
Honky Tonk Night Time Man – Dale Rivard, Andy Schick
3. Desperado – Steve Smith
4. All My Loving – Al Brisco
5. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – John Lacey
6. Raisin’ The Dickins – Rusty Walker
7. Kindly Keep It Country – Doug Johnson
8. Chasing Paul – Roy Thomson
9. I’d Rather Have You Fat And Happy – Al Bragg
10. Cry – Burke Carroll
11. One Smokey Rose – Bob Taillefer
12. Moonglow – Bob Wingrove
13. Silver Haired Daddy of Mine – Mike Holder
14. PC Blues – Paul Cockburn, Doug Johnson, Steve Smith
15. Hot Burrito #1 – Neil Flanz
16. Freddie the Freeloader – Bob Taillefer
17. Ghostbusters – Ed Ringwald (PeeWee Charles)
18. Canadian Farewell – Roy Thomson

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