Dedicated to John Sakamoto for saying yes to the crazy idea of an internet CanCon Encyclopedia in the first place. Thanks for believing in half-baked dreams.
I would like to give thanks to: Sharon whose belief in Canadian music is only outweighed by her belief in who I am and what I do; and for her sleepless nights clipping, cutting, pasting, writing and editing and for dragging me out to dingy bars to see “the next big thing”.
Love forever and always; Danielle & Riley for putting the sunshine in this rusted heart of mine and rooting me on. Daddy loves you both ;
My Mom, Ruthann, and to my late father, Jim, and my sister Christine who gave me unconditional support in my pursuit of all those musical dreams;
Lori Benson who encouraged me to pursue my musical career, in whatever form, for thirteen years and allowed me the freedom to do just that;
Paul Anand and the former staff at P.A.M. for helping to create the original infrastructure needed to make Bullseye Records and Great White Noise magazine an ongoing concern;
Jim Hoeck, Lisa Millar, Stacey Washington, Matt Weeks and James Whitton for keeping the Bullseye ship sailing and making the preservation, marketing and promotion of CanCon music physically possible;
Richard John, John Williams,Tim Kraan, Dan Seaman, Andre Riverin (@ Nurun), and the late Adrian Bromley at CANOE.ca for the years of technical support and giving the Encyclopedia its original online presence;
Photographers John Fraser, John Rowlands, Debbie Salisbury and Andrew MacNaughtan (RIP), for their dedication to preserving Canadian music’s greatest freezeframe moments;
Steve Long (L & M), plus Chris Jameson and Michael Olynyk of the Record Vault for supporting the Encyclopedia in various book forms.
Maureen Leeson for sacrificing her personal space and allowing this book to grow all over the apartment/house and for researching, typing and filing, and being a good friend and sister-in-law;
Richard, Alice, Jef, Kathleen, Marlene, Brianna and Nichele Leeson for constant support and love; especially Jef for his help on Rate My Music.com and his own deep personal musical knowledge;
Ivan Judd whose 30 year friendship and personal record collection provided context in understanding our musical heritage;
Bill C. Smith, Calvin Reynolds and Jim “Captain Prefect” Rogers who passed along the torch of hope through their understanding of pop music and radio free of charge;
Debbie Benson who indexed, filed and typed without compensation and for being a great supporter;
Terry Draper, Bob Segarini, Garwood Wallace, Geoff Gibbons, Dave “Rave” DesRoches, Gary Pig Gold, Brian Gagnon and John Picard for being such good friends and not merely footnotes in this book;
David Bradley, Mark Hershberger, and the unwavering Klaatu Audiophile Appreciation Society as a support mechanism and a pseudo ‘Family’ for more than 15 years;
Lawrie Ingles and Todd Miller – my Graye wingmen – for watching my back and co-creating http://www.radiothatdoesntsuck.com to keep Canadian music alive;
Paul Irvine, Susan Abramovitz, Len Gaik and Miro Obala for keeping it legal;
Jack Steckel, Howard Druckman, Jessica Pack, Chris O’Connor, Todd Armstrong, Jason Sniderman and the other former staff of Sam The Record Man.com for giving me a playground to work in;
David Bash and the spectacular International Pop Overthrow Festival not only for his continued push to keep pop music alive, but his unwavering support of Canadian pop music and my own place in it;
Denis Joliceour and the Canadian Classic Rock sandbox on Yahoo.com who have been a source of amusement and invaluable information for a decade. RIP Sue Markowski and Peter Naglik;
Martin Gladstone, entertainment lawyer, who once told me to not forget why I got into this business in the first place: for the love of music; Martin Popoff, Harry van Bommel (www.Canada150.com), and to Martin Melhuish whose 11th hour insights convinced me to take the leap and finally publish this book.
Moral Support & Coaching
Stella Abesdris, Sebastian Agnello, Del Aitchison, Ralph Alfonso, Omar Alles, Cleave Anderson, Sharon Anderson, Russ Armstrong, Yaz Atout, Randy Bachman, Dave Bailey, Dr. John Baird, Jennie Barnett, Jim Bartlett, Dr. John Bjarnason, Sara Bedford-James, Simon Bedford-James, Dulce Barbosa, Glenn Belcher, Gail Benson, Stewart Black, Sherman Boim, Scott Bond, John Borack, John Boswell, Martha Bouchier, Glen Bourgeois, Dave “Not THAT David Bowie” Bowie, Max Brand, Dan Brisebois (CanadianBands.com), Bruce Brodeen (Not Lame), Scotty Brown, Terry & Linda Brown, Bob Bryden, Ajax Mini Storage (for delivering my mail for the last 15 years), Ajay & Mini Burman (Print Three), Dave Buerster, Doug Burbine, Peter Burnside (Pacemaker), Chris Canning, Margaret Catto, Ron & Julie Christian, George Christie (Sirius/XM), Jim Chunik, Dan Clancy (Lighthouse), JC Clarke (and the staff at Prisma Sound), Jason & Tracy Clarke, James Clarke, Lisa Donnelly Clarke, Marc Coulavin, John Cunerty, Michelle Dharmalingam, Steven Davey (for all the lunches!), Francis W. Davies, Linda Dawe (and Ray!), David Diamond, Dave Dietrich, Margaret Dinsdale, Creighton Doane, George Dobson, Kim Doolittle, Sandy Driesel, Duke Street Diner (RIP), Gail Dusome, Andy E. (Whiskey C. Howl), Marina Eagles, John & Anna Edwards, Andy Enders, John Einarson, Mike Fanning, Cori Ferguson, Ken Fisico, Greg Fitzpatrick, Peter Foldy, Hersh Foreman, Glen “That Canadian Guy” Foster, Martin Frankenberg (Interplanet Music), Alec Fraser, Keith Fraser, Shawn Gardner, Gary 17, Brad Giblin, Gord & Lisa Giblin, Keith & Kerry Gordon, Arnold Gosewich, Don Graham, Russell ‘Rusty’ Graham, Andrew Grantham, Stuart Green, Graham Greer, Allan Grusie, Colin Gupta, Fergus Hambleton, Tom Harrison, Michele Hartley, Ronnie Hawkins, Robert Helie, David Henman, Harry Hess, Fred Hinnegan (RIP), Paul & Brenda Hoffert, Tom Hooper, Graeme Hulse, Doug Inglis (RIP), Paul Jackson, Charlie Jacobs & Fred Coutts (RIP), Michael Jain (MO-CD), John Jamieson, Tim James, Ron Jannett, Allison Janzen, Nicholas Jennings, Peter & Diane Jermyn, Earl Johnson, Jeff Jones, Martyn Jones, Al Joynes, Sharon Judd & The T.A.S.K Force, Maria & Eddie Karpiel, Guenther Kapelle (RIP), Peter Kashur, Rob & Helen Kennedy, Claude Kent, Dwayne Keys, Vaughan Kitson, Ray Paul Klimek, Lee Amodeo-Knight, Chris Krohar, Paul LaChappelle (Quest), Larry LeBlanc, Paul Leask (AFICW), Helen Lesser, Suzanne Little (Ranbach Music), Dee Long (and Sydney Easton too!), Jon Long (L & M – RIP), Ursula Lott, Rob Louden, Brad Lovatt, Terry Lusk, Nanda Lwin, Mr. & Mrs. George Lyons (bed & breakfast in Ottawa), Alexander Mair, Joe Mannix, Gary & Gerry Marshall, Glen Marshall (Catherine North), Stewart Mason, Bill Mastro, Lisa McDonald, Gerry McGhee, Lorna McGrath, Al McMullin, Daryl McLean, Amy & Tim Mech, Martin Melhuish, Bob Mersereau, Mike & Kim Michaud, Joanne Michner, Gerry Miskolczi (All That Rocks), Andrea Morris, Jeremy Morris, Martin Murray, Paul Myers, Desmond Nathan, Dan Nullmeyer (and Chrissy), Peter Nunn, Danny Omoto (RIP), Heather Ostertag, Pete Otis (RIP), Blair Packham, Terry Parsons, Heiko Peters, John & Theresa & The Piercey Boys, Jack Potts, Jamie Prokop, Skip Prokop, David Quinton-Steinberg, Elizabeth Racz, Alex Radeff, James Ratch, Bela Ray, Bob Reid (and Gina), Curtis Reid, Danny J. Ricardo, Robbie Rist, Roy Roberts (and Kathy!), Bob Roper, Brad Rose, Debbie Salisbury, Rick Santers, Gino Scarpelli, Gene Scarpelli, Sav Schembri, Kate Schrock, Virgil Scott, Val Shearman, Steve Sherman, John Shuler, Greg Simpson, Paul Simtikidas, Nick Sinopoli, Manfred Sittmann, Frank Smith, Kimberly Smith, Judy Spencer, Tony ‘Wild T.’ Springer, Star Records (Mike & Steve & Dave & Sue & Leslie), Daphne Summerlee, Jack Tassé, Dave Tedd, Dean Thut, Brad Trew, Jean ‘Gnu Jet’ Trivett, Rob Tyler, Ted VanBoort, Patti Vickers, Chris Walmsley, Ken Wannamaker, Diane Warner, Frank Watt, Duanne Welsh, Rick Wharton, Michael White, Paul Whitteker, Michael Williams, Anya Wilson, Eric Wilson, Geoff Wilson, Larry Wilson, Drew Winters, Shawn Wludyka, John Woloschuk, Craig & Nicki Wood, Travis Wood (L & M), Ken Wooster, Marc & Bev Worne, Kathryn Yenta, Walter Zwol.
Assistance Beyond the Call of Duty
(And the organizations they worked for at the time)
A & A Records (RIP), Valerie Adamson (CPI), Eric Alper (KOCH/E1), Jim Anderson (Yonder), Reed Banas (Canadian Wax Hounds), Bill Banham (MCA), Velma Barkwell (Attic/SONY), Darryn Barry (Hypnotic), Laura Bartlett (Virgin), David Basskin (CMRRA), Michel Belanger (Audiogram), Mike Bell (Calgary Sun), Marshall Benton, Nigel Best, Reg Blackmore (Intrepid), Andre Bourgeois, Lou Bova (Sam The Record Man), Graeme Boyce (Raw Energy), Susan Brearton (A & M), Dean Brown (Second Wave), Gareth Brown, Laurie Brown, Wolfgang Burandt (Spinner Music), Jeff Burns (Justin/BEI), B.Y.O./Better Youth Organization, Carol Caffin (for use of her Danko bios), Doug Caldwell (Virgin), Jim “Soupy” Campbell (BMG), Canadian Custom Records (Barb Kroetch), Canadian Music Network (Steve McLean), CARAS, Cam Carpenter (MCA/Smoke & Mirrors), Floyd Chan (Yonder), Doug Chappell (Virgin), Lori Chappell (A & M), Randy Charlton, Don Christensen (Noise Management), CIRPA, Jeff Cohen (Against The Glass), Kim Cooke (Warner Music), Warren Cooper (L & M), Amy Cormier (A & M), Randall Cousins (Roto-Noto), Mona Coxson, CRIA, Criminal Records, Alan Cross, Dale Curd (BMG), Denon, Roger Desjardins (Warner Music), Susan Desmarais (Sony), John Dexter (Johnny Jet Records), Marian Donnelly, Kerry Doole (Music Express), Dr. Disc, Robert Charles-Dunne (Village Idiot/El Mocambo Records), John Edwards (Renaissance), Brian Eagle (MCA), Early Morning Music, Lorenz Eppinger (AMOK), FACTOR, Pablo Fairhall (A & M), Fantom Finger, David Farrell (The Record/FYImusic.ca), Marianne Farrell (CPI), Bonnie Fedrau (Warner Music), Mike Feltoe (Astley-Gilbert), Laura Ferguson (Polygram), S.L. Feldman & Assoc., Jody Ferneyhough, Brian Ferriman, Bernie Finkelstein (True North), Mike Fisico (Sam The Record Man – Yonge St.), Al Fletcher (Warners), Angie Flint (A & M), Richard Flohil, Ann Forbes (Capitol-EMI), David Freeman (Polygram), Gordo Frye, Bobby Gale (EMI Publishing), Gangland Artists, Kim Garner (Anthem), Gasworks, Sharon Gaudet (Capitol-EMI), Mary Ellen Gavin (EMI), Nadine Gellineau (BMG), Marian Girard (Capitol-EMI), Harvey Glatt, Ken Golden (Laser’s Edge), Vic Goldman (Pacemaker), Peter Goodwin (Independent Network), George Graves (Lacquer Channel), Ken Green (Warner Music), RJ Guha (Rammit), Ingrid Hamilton (GAT Productions), Ivar Hamilton (Polygram), Jane Harbury, Ron Harwood (Polygram), Jan Haust (OPM), Andrew Hermant (Duke Street), Ron Hertzberg, Brian Hetherman, Leigh Higgins (MCA), Ashley Hillman (Intrepid), Ben Hoffman (Fringe/Record Peddler), Laura Hopcroft, Liz Janik (Independent Network), Steve Jordan (Kinetic), Keely Kemp (Select), Grant Kien (HMV Superstore), Karen Klug (Capitol-EMI), Kevin Komoda (Rational Youth, Brave New Waves), Nick Krewen, Geoff Kulawick (Linus), Gary Lacich (The Agency), Jehanne Languedoc (True North), Larry LeBlanc (Billboard Canada), Emile LeBlanc (EMO Records), Elliot Lefko (MCA Concerts), Craig Laskey, Kevin Leflar, Zadia Lenders (BMG), Randy Lennox (MCA/Universal), Christine Liber (MCA Concerts), London Smith Discs, Bob Luhtala, Gary MacLean, David MacMillan (Capitol-EMI/Eagle Rock), Howard Mansheim, Ian Marchant (Virgin), David Marsden, Tony Maruyama (Nettwerk), Drew Masters (M.E.A.T.), Terry McBride (Nettwerk), Sue McCallum (MCA), Liz McElheran (Capitol-EMI), Angus McKay (Fringe Product), Andy McLean (Intrepid), Alison Medd (Riser), Kathy Meisler (Alert), Rob Mitchell (Sony), Monster Records (Rog), Blair Moodie (KOCH), Andrea Morris, Paul Morris (HTZ-FM), Alan Moy, Shawn Nagy (SuperOldies.com), Linda Nash (Quality), AL Nolan (Cursed Blessings), Sarah Norris (MCA), Don Oates (Sony), Vel Omazic (Polygram), Andrea Orlick (MCA/Attic), Kevin O’Shea (Attic), Oshawa & Whitby Record Show (Sonia & Alex), Bill Ott (A & M/SongCorp), Rob Ott (BMG/OLE), Faye Perkins (Sony), Andre Perras (HTML encoding help), Holger Peterson (Stony Plain), Mike Peters (Warner Music), Amanda Persi (UMG, J.P. Pinheiro (Polygram Publishing), Dave Porter (A & M), Keith Porteus (Gangland Artists), Ron Proulx, Psyche Industry Records, Lorraine Quartaro (Forte), John Redmond (Polygram Publishing), Allan Reid (A & M), Rick Ringer, John Rivett (vinyl dealer at the Pickering flea market), Debbie Rix (Flip Publicity/MCA Concerts), Stephanie Robertson (A & M), Susan Rosenberg (CPI), Dave Rudat (Fringe Product), Sam The Record Man (RIP), Barbara Sedun (EMI Publishing), William Seip Management, Keith Sharp (Music Express/Rock Express), Kevin Shea (Attic), Trevor Shelton (Current), Steven Shipp Management, Richard Skelly, Joanne Smale, Dave Smeltzer (Fringe Product), Anne-Marie Smith (Warner-Chappell Music), Thomas Sparling (Oh! Yah), Graham Stairs (Intrepid), Ken Stanley (Arc Sound), Darryl Sterdan (Winnipeg Sun), Warren Stewart (EMI), Mike Stortini (Healey’s Roadhouse), Adrian Strong (DMD), Ron Sumners (Epidemic/Sumners Graphics), Brian Taylor (Record Peddler/Diabolic Force), Stephen Tennant (MCA), Dave Tollington (Warner Music), Greg Torrington (Warner Music), Tom Treumuth (Hypnotic), Yvonne Valnea (Last Tango Productions), Chris Vatour (KOCH), Gianna Venuto (Polygram Video), Gerry Vogel (Polygram), Steve Warden (Q107), Steve Waxman (Warner Music), Jim & Justin West (FUSIONN III – RIP), Michael & Karen White (Trick Or Treat), Paul White (BMG), John Wilkinson (KDS Graphics), Gerry Young (Current), Nancy Yu (Virgin), Kim Zayac (Sony), Lisa Zbitnew (Sony), Aaron Zon (MMS), Richard Zuckerman (Sony).
Thanks For Their Personal Musical Insights
13 Engines, Ronney Abramson, Barry Albert (Bartholomew + 3), Aaron Allan (Figures At Dawn), B. Amesbury, Rick Andrew (WARPT/Shakers), Mary Anka, Cam Atkinson, Audities Mailing List, Jason Avery (Florida Razors), David “Baxter” Balan (Sherry Kean), Mike “Spike” Barlow, Aaron Bentley (Leslie Spit Treeo fan page), Moe Berg (The Pursuit Of Happiness), Chris Berry (39 Steps), Jimi Bertucci (Abraham’s Children), Graeme Bishop (Frank Marino/April Wine), Donnie Blais, Rayburn Blake, Chris Burke-Gaffney, Rob Bowman, Sam Boyd (Burton Cummings/Guess Who/Teenage Head), Gary Brown (The Tenants), Colin Brunton (The Last Pogo), Bob Bryden (Christmas), Carol Caffin (The Danko Brothers), Vince Carlucci (Cardboard Brains), Bill Carter, Jim Casson (Downchild), John Catto (Diodes), Dwight Cheese (Earth Baby), Gee Chung, Darren Churchill (Young Saints), Dan Clancy (Lighthouse), James Clark, Tom Cochrane, John Cody (BTO/Lee Aaron), Sammy Cohn (Watchmen), James Collins, Gary Comeau (Esquires), Bettie Cook (for George Cook), BJ Cook (Skylark), David Cox, Gord Cummings (The Lawn), “Crazy” Steve (Bunchofuckingoofs), Andy Curran (Coney Hatch/Soho 69/Anthem), Jeff Dalziel (Britton), Terry Danko, Tim Davis, Steven Davey (Dishes/The Everglades), Jonathan Davis (Breeding Ground), Paul Dean (Loverboy), Al Demers, Larry Delaney (CMN), Gordon Deppe (Spoons/Beyond 7), Claude DesRoches (The Shakers), Bob Deutscher (Crowcuss), Greg Dick, Matt DeMatteo, John Douglas Jr. (Johnny Dee Fury), Mike Douglas (The Diamonds), Jerry Doucette, Bill Dureen (The Last Words), Rik Emmett, Karl Erikson, Eva Everything, D.Fancy, Mark Farris, Tim Feehan, Mitchell Field (Hellfield), Bill Findlay (Daniel Band), David Fitzpatrick, Al Foreman (Scrubbaloe Caine), Stanley Frank, Darryl Gaines (ICU), Erella Ganon, George Gardos (Bartholomew + 3), Andre Gibeault, Nick Gilder, Bruce Good, Gogh Van Go, Larry Gowan, Roly Greenway (Crowbar), Ken Greer (Red Rider/Big Faith), Joey Gregorash, Derry Grehan (Honeymoon Suite), Robert Gronfors (Teenage Head), Clay Hage, Mike Hall (Killer Dwarfs), John Hamilton (Diodes), Mike Harris (The Rabble), Mark Harrington, Mike Harrison (Mainline), Frankie Hart (Freedom North/Riverson), Jan Haust (OPM), Jeff Healey (RIP), Pat Hervey, Midge Hill (Zappacosta), Shelley Hines (Picture Comes To Life), Steve Hoffman Audio Forums, Sean Hogan, Gregory Hoskins, Tracy Howe (Rational Youth), Jim Huff (Wall Of Silence/The Works), Kim Hunt (Zon/Moxy), Paul Hyde, Bruce Innes (Original Caste), Maggi Jacks, Susan Jacks, Terry Jacks, Scott Jaworski, Mendelson Joe, Prakash John, Sass Jordan, Danny K. (RIP), Mark Kearney, Mart Kenney, John D. Kimmel, James Krueger, Bernie LaBarge, Mark LaFrance, Bob Lanois, Jamie Larsen (Hellfield), Stuart Laughton, Tom Lavin (Powder Blues/Blue Wave Studio), Breen LeBoeuf (Offenbach/April Wine), Steven Leckie (Viletones), Pete Lesperance (Harem Scarem), Gord Lewis (Teenage Head), Warne Livesey, Mark London (Encore Records), James Lord (Ten Commandments), David Love (Carpet Frogs), Fraser Loveman (British Modbeats), Todd Lumley (The Waltons), Michael Magann (Brutus), Ra MaGuire (Trooper), John Mars, Jeff Martin (Tea Party), Brian Maxim (Moxy), Denise McCann, Donnie McDougall, Ron McJannet (Strawman/First Time), Ian McKay (Diodes), Mike McKenna (Mainline/Luke & The Apostles), Ian McLeish & Dave “Mr. Stereo” Sampson (Mousehole Music), Jim McMillan (Rising Sons), Brian Meissner (Liverpool/Aerial), Stan Meissner, Darrell Millar Killer Dwarfs), Ed Miller (Major Hoople’s Boarding House), Glenn Miller (Classics, Collectors), Darby Mills (Headpins), Fred & Larry Mollin (Homemade Theatre), Betty Moon, John Moorhouse, Peter Moore (The ‘E’ Room), Jeffery Morgan, Marty Morin (Goddo/Wireless), Gerry Mosby (Rhinegold/The Hunt), Bill Munson, Ralph Murphy, Peter Murray (Surrender Dorothy), Andy Ramesh Myers (Scenics), Alannah Myles, Paul Naumann (RIP – A Foot In Coldwater), Jeff Nearing (I.C.U.), Rick Neufeld, Brian Newcombe (Collectors), William New (Groovy Religion), Tony Nolasco (Mainline), Mel O’Brien, Gary O’Connor (Liverpool/Aerial), Norman Orenstein (Infidels/Alta Moda), Dwayne Osepchuk, Matthew Page (PAGE Music), Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Michael Panontin, Nick Panaseiko Sr., Don Wayne Patterson (The Haunted), Rick Pearson (Liverpool), Jurgen Peter (The Haunted), Carl Peterson (King-Beezz), Ed Pilling (Fludd), Carole Pope, Rob Preuss (Spoons/Honeymoon Suite), Ron Proulx (Picture Comes To Life), Carolyn R. (Spoons Webpage), Random Killing, Douglas Rankine (The Secrets, Quiet Jungle), Rob Reiner & Lips (Anvil), Joe Ress (Studebaker Hawk/Shooter), Paul Robinson (Diodes), Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), Gabrielle Roddy (Brass Bikini), John Roles (Bond), Cindy Ross (Gino Vannelli fan page), Cynthia & Lucasta Ross (B-Girls), Paul “Bela Ray” Royes (Hellfield), Tim Ryan (Jackson Hawke), Michael Sadler (Saga), Jim Samson (Moxy/Zon), Jeff Sawatzky, Eddie Schwartz, Deb Scott, Liam Scott (for Priscilla Wright), Graham Shaw, Jane Sibbery, Stevie Skreebs (Brighton Rock), Richard Skelly, Alec Somerville (Brothers-In-Law), Danny Smith (Brutus), Wolfgang Spegg (Bomb Records), Squidhead, Craig Smith (RIP) & the SOWNY Radio Board, Glen Stace, Graham Stairs (Intrepid/Popular Spies), Darryl Sterdan (Winnipeg Sun), Leon Stevenson (The Extras), Jamie Stewart (The Cult), Virginia Storey (Drug Plan/Caramel), Scott Sutherland, Kurt Swinghammer, Chris Tait (Chalk Circle/Big Faith), Danny Taylor (Lords of London, Nucleus), Jay Telfer (RIP – A Passing Fancy), Doug Thompson, Tim Thorney (RIP – The Front), Ken Tobias, Deirdre Tobin (Abbey Tavern Singers), Too Many Cooks, Alexander ‘Sascha’ Tukatsch, Shari Ulrich, UNIDISC Music, Rude Van Steenes (RIP – Arson/Glamatron!/Vis-à-Vis), Hayden Vialva (The Dice), Darrell Vickers, Daryl Wadsworth (Canada Goose), Ray Wallace (RIP – PEACE Magazine), Nick Walsh (Slik Toxik/Revolver), Nick Warburton, Christopher Ward, Mike Watson, Bruce Wheaton (Everyday People, Stitch ‘n’ Tyme), Duncan White (Greaseball Boogie Band/Shooter), Tom Wilson (Florida Razors/Junkhouse/BARK), Tom Wilson (Little Caesar & The Consuls), Tom Williams (Warner Music/Attic), Graeme Williamson, Brett Wickens (Spoons/Ceramic Hello), Tom Wilson (Florida Razors/Junkhouse/BARK), Rick Winkle (Vital Sines), Jack Wong (The Shondels), Mike Woods, Barry Worrell & Ric Terter (Diamonds fan pages), David Wynne (The Haunted), Leo Yarnold (Jane Child fan page), Cathy Young, Denton Young (Zon), John Paul Young (Cardboard Brains), Karen Young, Alfie Zappacosta, Dominic Zgarka (KOCH), Eddie Zeeman (Cats Can Fly), Frank Zirone (Zero-One/Hangover), Jim Zolis (Zolis Sound), Michael Zweig (Carpet Frogs, Seventh Son).
All other credits are attributed to individual contributors at the end of each artist biography where applicable.
The majority of photos are courtesy of the Gerry Miskolczi Archive at The Canadian Records & Artists’ Appreciation Society. All others have been credited to those who provided them. Additional credit to photographers is given where known.
Apologies to anyone that may have been left off these lists. After 35 years some names may have slipped through the cracks.
(c) 1998 – 2023 Jaimie Vernon.
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