History Early years (1958–1965) The Guess Who started out as a local Winnipeg band formed by singer/guitarist Chad Allan in 1958 and initially called Al and the Silvertones. The concert and subsequent releases were the first time Bachman had performed many of the songs written and recorded after his departure. D. Coven. Chad Allan Randy Bachman Burton Cummings Bruce Decker Carl Dixon Greg Leskiw Donnie McDougall Domenic Troiano Bill Wallace Kurt Winter Dale Russell Terry Hatty SELLOS DISCOGRAFICO: Quality, Scepter, Buddah, RCA, Paradiso, Sundazed DISCOGRAFIA: ÁLBUMES de ESTUDIO (7) *1965 - Shakin' All Over (Chad Allan y The expresiones) The song was an homage to disc jockey Wolfman Jack, who lent his voice to the recording. Some information in it may no longer be current. Dixon continued as the group's lead singer through 2008, until he was severely injured in an automobile accident in Australia on April 14 of that year. C. The Randy Bachman Explosion ... Canned Wheat. On July 17, 1970, the band was invited to perform at the White House for the Nixon family and its guests, but they were asked to eliminate “American Woman” (due to political interpretations of the lyrics) from their setlist as a “matter of taste”. [36] The reunion led Cummings, Bachman, Kale and Peterson, joined by Don McDougall, to begin practising for a reunion tour in May 2000. B. in an attempt to build a mystique around the record – and very specifically, to help create an impression that the record was recorded by an already-successful British band (perhaps even the Beatles) working incognito. 1998 Garry Peterson, Dale Russell, Carl Dixon, Leonard Shaw, 2000 Dale Russell, Leonard Shaw, Carl Dixon, Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve, Charlie Cooley, 2004 Carl Dixon, Jim Kale, Bobby Bilan, Garry Peterson, Leonard Shaw, 2006 Carl Dixon, Jim Kale, Laurie MacKenzie, Garry Peterson, Leonard Shaw, 2008 Derek Sharp, Jim Kale, Laurie MacKenzie, Garry Peterson, Leonard Shaw, 2014 Derek Sharp, Jim Kale, Will Evankovich, Garry Peterson, Leonard Shaw, This page was last edited on 26 December 2020, at 19:54. The Guess Who is a Canadian rock band, formed in Winnipeg in 1965. [32] Fitz, then Sarzo, returned on bass for the group's 2017 dates. The Guess Who is a rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba that was one of the first Canadian groups to establish a major successful following both in their own country as well as abroad. (Don’t feel too bad for Allan; he … McDougall and Winter were dropped in June 1974,[20] and the band brought in a new lead guitarist, Toronto's Domenic Troiano (formerly of Bush and Mandala, and fresh from a stint in James Gang),[11] who became Cummings' chief songwriting collaborator. In the middle of this contract with Reprise Records, which Neil Young had helped me get, my lead singer leaves me after having a Top 20 hit, and I’m kind of desperate. In 1985 Balicky was succeeded by former Stilettos singer Bob Fuhr and then, in 1986, Kenny Carter. In their late 60s and early 70s heyday, the guys took influence from late period British invasion bands as well as stuck alongside them on the charts. Randy Bachman, who had founded both the Guess Who and Brave Belt with Chad Allan, told Elmore: “Chad Allan wanted to stay home. This line-up lasted only a few months; Allan was now having difficulties singing properly and left in May 1966 to re-enroll in college, leaving Cummings to be the full-time lead singer. [6] This was changed to Chad Allan and the Reflections in 1962, by which point the band consisted of five Winnipeg-born musicians: Chad Allan (lead vocals/guitar), Bob Ashley (keyboards), Randy Bachman (guitars, backing vocals), Jim Kale (bass, backing vocals), and Garry Peterson (drums, backing vocals). [11] Winter became a songwriting collaborator with Cummings. It appeared on Road Food (April 1974), which also contained the hit "Star Baby" (No. [29][30] Dixon was briefly replaced by Colin Wiebe, the singer in Randy Bachman's solo band. The music was great and I remember guitar genius Lenny Breau sitting in one night. The Guess Who is a Canadian rock band, formed in Winnipeg in 1965. Cummings, Wallace, and Winter wrote the Guess Who's last big hit, "Clap for the Wolfman," which reached No. [18], The group began to experiment with looser and more progressive stylings; their next releases, So Long, Bannatyne in July 1971, and Rockin' in early 1972, showed a decline in sales. In 1983 Bachman, Cummings, Kale, and Peterson (the "American Woman" line-up) reunited again as the Guess Who to play a series of Canadian gigs and record the Together Again live album (issued as The Best of The Guess Who - Live! He writes material for the group, plays rhythm guitar, and sings. A new Guess Who studio album on Aquarius, Liberty (also issued as Lonely One on the US Intersound label), with Terry Hatty singing, was released in July 1995. In 2007 Bachman and Cummings began recording together; unable to use the Guess Who name, they issued the album Jukebox as "Bachman Cummings". [10], By this point, the band's name had become the Guess Who?, though the question mark would be dropped in 1968; with Chad Allan gone, the Chad Allan & the Expressions subtitle was also dropped. On May 26, 2001 the band members received honorary doctorates at Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba. Hennessey said Allan's family is asking for privacy at this time. [11] The band played their next show in Fort Worth as a quartet before flying in Donnie McDougall (from the bands Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck and Vicious Circle) from Winnipeg for the next gig in Phoenix on March 19. In 1987 a four-song cassette of new material from the Kale/Russell/Bernardi/Hanford/Carter line-up appeared, called Guess Who '87. The Guess Who founding member Chad Allan is recovering in a British Columbia hospital after suffering a stroke. [14] Because the album was not sold through normal retail channels, no certified sales figures are available. Jim … The Guess Who emerged from a series of Winnipeg bands fronted by lead singer Chad Allan. Burton Cummings was in another Winnipeg band called The Deverons when he was asked to join The Guess Who. As of 2004, Bachman, Cummings, McDougall and Wallace ended their association with the band, and Jim Kale and Garry Peterson, who own the trademark The Guess Who,[32] resumed their Guess Who touring schedule of around sixty dates a year. [9], In May 1972 they recorded their favorably reviewed album Live at the Paramount at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Kale left the band in 1979 to pursue other projects; McDougal, Masters, guitarist Bobby Bilan, bassist Brian Sellar, and keyboardist Jimmy Grabowski continued on touring as the Guess Who without him. Same for the spare intro. 1 "Sh-Boom" in the summer of 1954, but that was four years before the existence of the Hot 100. Quality Records credited the single only to "Guess Who?" Scoop a new vibe in the numbers and do today’s Daily Soduku. By 1981, Kale had taken back the Guess Who name and that year a completely new Guess Who line-up (Kale, former Crowbar drummer Sonnie Bernardi[27] and guitarists Dale Russell and Mike McKenna) put out a new studio LP called Now And Not Then on the El Mocambo label, featuring new vocalist/keyboardist Brent DesJarlais. The Guess Who founding member Chad Allan is recovering in a British Columbia hospital after suffering a stroke… From this point on, the band mostly concentrated on the by now very lucrative US nostalgia circuit, appearing on bills like Super 70s (in the summer of 1988) with Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Rare Earth, Mark Farner and Ray Sawyer (of Dr. Hook) and Dick Clark's American Bandstand Tour in 1989. Bachman: I was in a band called Chad Allan and the Reflections, and we had a (cover) hit called “Shakin’ All Over.” We couldn’t use the name Reflections because another band had it, so the record label told us to get another name. 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