Guess Who's Coming To Town....
... Tomorrow morning we'll be bringing you a tour announcement from a favourite around these parts and in anticipation of the announce we have permission to give you a hint... The musician behind this band is very well known in New Zealand music circles and is returning with the band for the third time... Guess by commenting below and if you guess correctly (whilst logged into the site) you'll go into the draw to win a single pass to one of their three up coming dates. Guess Who
's Coming To Town.... ... [ read more ]
Rush, the Tragically Hip, the Guess Who and Beau Dommage Honoured with New Canadian Stamps
... Murray, Bruce Cockburn, Robbie Robertson, Bryan Adams and Stompin' Tom Connors. A new set will be arriving this summer, and while past stamps have all celebrated solo artists, these ones are oriented towards Canadian rock bands. On July 19, Canada Post will release stamps featuring Rush, the Tragically Hip, the Guess Who
and Quebecois outfit Beau Dommage. You can see the four stamps above, and a larger look at the Rush stamp can be found at the beloved prog band's website. Canada Post's director of stamp services Jim Phillips said in a statement "This year's series features Canadian bands that have shaped the music industry in Canada. Each band has achieved national acclaim, along with international radio air-time and extensive tours." This announcement coincides with Rush's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place today (April 18) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Rush, the Tragically Hip, the Guess Who
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The Day The Guess Who Took American Woman To The Top
... (Gibson) On this day in 1970, The Guess Who
started a three-week run at no. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "American Woman." It was the group's sixth Top 30 hit and only chart topper. The song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman was playing a heavy riff on stage after he had broken a string, the other members joined in on the jam. A fan in the audience who had recorded the gig on tape presented it to the group after the show and they developed it into a full song. more on this story Gibson.com is an official news provider for the antiMusic.com. Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission. The Day The Guess Who
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The Guess Who (1965-)
Randy Bachman (guitar, vocals)
Burton Cummings (vocals, piano)
Jim Kale (bass)
Garry Peterson (drums)
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They're from Winnipeg, Canada. They began as Al And The Silvertones and were heavily influenced by British musicians. They went on to become one of the biggest bands in the history of Canadian music, and the first Canadian rock band to achieve success in the US without leaving Canada. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
They have a star on Canada's Walk Of Fame, but haven't been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Bachman is a devout Mormon. His religious beliefs led him to quit the band in 1970 and formed his own group, Bachman-Turner Overdrive. His bantams resented this because it broke them up at the height of their popularity.
The band was known as Chad Allen And The Expressions when they released their first album in 1965. As a promotional gimmick to make people think they were a hot British import, the only words on the album cover were "Guess Who?" Disc jockeys thought that was their name, so it stuck.
Bachman has 8 children. His son, Tal, is a pop singer who had a hit "She's So High" in 2000.
In 1970, they sold more records worldwide than any other band.
They reunited in 1999 when the Premiere of Manitoba asked them to play at the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg. They had such a great time that they launched a North American tour the next year.
Various versions of the band continued to tour starting in 1979. The only constant through all those years was Kale. By 1989, Peterson had also returned.
Allan and Bachman reunited after Bachman left the group and recorded a few albums as Brave Belt.
In 1966, they got their own television show, Let's Go, which ran for 2 years on The Canadian Network. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Allan became the host of the Canadian TV show Where It's At. In 1968, his former band landed a regular spot on the show.
The band touring since 2000 consists of original members Randy Bachman (guitar), Burton Cummings (vocals) and Garry Peterson (drums), joined by Bill Wallace (bass) and Don McDougal (guitar). Wallace and McDougal have been intermittent members since the early '70s. All sing backing vocals. (thanks, Tony - Westbury, NY)
The 2000 tour was called the "Runnin' Back Through Canada" Tour. They started in Newfoundland and played at least one concert in every Canadian province. The concert in their home town of Winnipeg was played in pouring rain and is available on DVD, entitled Runnin' Back Through Canada.
In 2001, they were doing a summer tour in the US and were in New York on September 11 for a concert in New Jersey the next day. The Jersey concert was, as expected, canceled. (thanks, Tony - Rockville, MD, for above 2)
Bachman left the group shortly after their biggest hit, "American Woman," started climbing the charts. He explained to Melody Maker in 1974: "We were on the road for a 93-day tour and many things were bothering me, the lousy hours and the rotten food, and I became very ill. I had gall bladder trouble and I was vomiting every night and I hadn't a clue what was wrong. Finally I got the group together and told them that after ten years I felt like I was dying. They hired a temporary replacement and I spent two or three months in hospital."
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
Mac Powell of Third Day
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Songs About Movies
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.