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Welcome To Edmonton 60s Bands








Edmonton Bands List.

This is a comprehensive list of gigging Edmonton based Rock, Country, Gospel, Punk, New Wave and Ballroom Dance bands along with solo artists during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The list is by no means complete and your assistance is appreciated in helping to fill in the blanks and missing names.
If you were in a gigging band or know of a gigging band that is not on this list please contact me at bunky@edmonton60sbands.com

Note

While I appreciate all submissions I cannot accept any name suggestions sent to me via the comments box. Please e-mail submissions to me directly (address above) with your name and e-mail address so I have the option to discuss the submission with you.
Also if you are seeking information on the whereabouts of individuals please e-mail me directly and I'll post a comment on my Facebook page where more people are likely to see it. Attempting to submit it as an Anonymous post in the comments isn't going to work.
Enjoy.


0-10,000
courtesy: Wayne Sundby
40ft Waves Of Puke
5th Avenue Allstars



A
A Noyes
Aeriel
Allan-Lee and The Peppermints
Allan-Lee Ropchan & The Blues Busters
Allen, Barry
Alive And Kickin'
Andromeda
Angus Park Blues Band
Antiquators, the
Any Wonder
Appollos, the
Argons, the
Argus Flyer
Ashton Court
Atticus
August
courtesy: Wayne Sundby
Aural Sect



B
Bad Omen
Baffin Island Party
Band of Sound, the
Bards Of Soul, the
Barons, the
Barry Allen & The Rebels
Berlin
Better Days
Beyond Possession
Big Dipper Green
Big Dreamer
Big House
Big Inc.
Big Miller Band
Big Shot
Big Tom Laughing
courtesy: Michael Douglas
Bing Jesus
Birdwatchers, the
Black JuJu
Blackboard Jungle
Blades, the
Blank Generation
Blind Owl
Blindside
BlueByrd
Brian Tripp & A Little Bit of Heat
Brinkman Brothers, the
British
Brown Sugar Blues Band
Buckeye
Butler



C
Callies, Ken
Cadillac of Worms
Cameron, Bobby
Cannan, Dwayne
Canon Annie
Captain Nemo
Captain Nobody
Captain Tractor
Carnival Cops
Carpetbaggers, the
Casa Doran, the
Cat Family, the
Cat Squirrel
Catamaran
Cavaliers, the
Cellar Dwellers, the
Challengers, the
Changing Times, the
Chantels, the
Cheatin' & Hurtin'
Chief Joseph
Chessmen, the
courtesy: Rob Edwards
Chinchilla
China White
Cheyenne Winter
Circle Widens, the
Circuit, the
Circus
Classics, the
Clearwater Band, the
Coachmen, the
Coal Company, the
Cold Feet
Coloured Rain
Concords, the
Conical Prism Caravan
Convertibles, the
Corporation of Sound, the
Count 5
Countdown
Coy Hunt
Cruel Shoes Blues Band
Curtola, Bobby
Cypress



D
Daisy Hill Puppy Farm
Darkroom
Davis, Debbie
Davis, Duane
Davis, Stu
Deadbeat Backbone
DeJays, the
Delorme, Gaye
Desperate Men
Destiny
Detonators, the
Dick Tater
Diefenbakers, The
Diego
Diesel Grunt
Ditto Girls
Django Beats
DL & The Royales
Dominoes, the
Donnelly, Gary
Doomsday Refreshment Committee
courtesy: Garry Donnelly
Dorsty Grimpitst & The Molobaditz Boys
Down Syndrome
Dr. Ball
Dr. Boogie
Draggnetts, the
Drastiks, the
Drivin' Sideways
Duals, the
Dundeeville Players, the
Dusty Chaps, the
Dynamics, the



E
Earls, the
Easy Walker
Easy Wind
Eddie Chwill Band, the
Edmontones, the
Edgware Road
Elastic Band, the
Electric Candle
Elegants, the
Embers, the
Emmanuel
Emeralds, the
Entirely Distorted
Establishment, the
Euthanasia
Evelyn Tremble
Every Man's Tonto
Executives, the 



F
Fables, the
Facecrime
Fairmonts, the
Famous Blue Raincoat
Famous Last Words, the
Fatback
Feedback
Feehan, Tim
Fendermen, the
Fiasco Brothers
Flash Landing
Flaming Roosters, the
Foes of Respiration
Footloose
Four Lads, the
Franklin Stove
Frantiks, the
Free Bird
Free Time
Freezone
Funshine
Fustukian, Bryan



courtesy Pepe Haas
G
Gaby Haas & The Barn Dance Gang
Gary & The Pick Ups
Ghost Shirt Society
Gilmore, Sue
Godfrey Blaque
Goodtimes Revue
Government of God
Government Way Scale, the
Grace Under Pressure
Graeme and The Waifers
Granfalloon
Great Canadian River Race, the
Great Slave
Greyhound Tragedy
Gringo
Grommet Strops, the


H
Hai
Haiku
Hann, Paul
Happy Cooker
Harmony Kids, the
Harpdog
Hay Market Square Riot
Headwind
Heat, the
Heaven Train
Hip Shakers
Hitz, the
Hot Cottage
Hot Dog
Hub Cigar Store
Hunted Mind



I
Idyl Tea
Images, the
Imagineers, the
Imperials, the
Inner Light, the
International Dateline
Intruder
It's Us Incorporated



J
Jack Hennig & The Breaking Point Group
Jelico
James & The Bondsmen
Jenson Interceptor
Jerry Jerry & The Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra
Joey Did & The Necrophiliacs
Joint Chiefs
Joy
Joyful Noise
Jumpin' Jay Hoover and The CHED Chantels
Junior Gone Wild
Just Us




K
The King Beezz
Karisma
Katzenjammers
k.d lang.& The Reclines
Key, the
Kick-A-Poos, the
Kicking Horse
Kid Dancer
Kid Gloves
King Beezz, the
Knights, the
Kopala Trio, the
Kozak, Joe



L
Lawrence & The Lancers
Lenny Richards & The Nomads
Looker: courtesy Michael Gabriel
Lent Brothers
Liberty Union
Li'l Davy and The Drastiks
Lillos, the
Linda & The Rebounds
Lionel Rault Band
Little Daddy & The Bachelors
Looker
Lords, the
Lover
Low Society



M
Madisons, the
Madison Avenue
Malibu Kens, the
Major Shuffle
Manna
Marauders, the
Marksmen, the
Martha Strange
Mascots, the
McCauley, Mavis
McDades, the
Memphis
Midnight Hour
Midnite Aces
Mighty Atom's Kid
Mighty Preachers, the
Miller, Big
Millions
Modern Minds, the
Models, the
Mojos, the
Money
Moonshine
Morning After
Moshow
Moss Family, the
Moss, Vicky
Myra Main





N
Nash, Nancy
Natural Gas
NEO a4
Nerve, the
New Direction, the
New Generation
New Wing, the
Night Riders, the
Nite Walkers, the
No Mynerz
No Rebate
Nomads, the
Nosmo King



O
Olympus
One Horse Blue
Ookpiks, the
Opposite, the
Ordge, Jimmy Arthur
Original Cast, the
Ortegas, the
Out Of The Blue
Ovations, the
Oz



P
Patch
Patchwork Kwilt
Patmacs, the
Phantoms, the
Pharaohs, the
Picasso's Puke
Pickens
Pig
Playboy 50's, the
Player's Choice
Pleasure Monks
Pontiac
Powerglide
Pot-a-toes
Prairie
Preachers, the
Pretty Brooz
Pretty Rough
Prezence
Primitive Ballet
Privilege
Psyche
Psychedelicatessen
Purple Haze, the



Q
Quaver
Quitzau, Lester



R
The Rock-A-Tunes: courtesy Al Girard
Raga Mood
Raggedy Ann's Secret
Raintree Station
Randall, Jan
Rault Brothers Band
Red Wing
Redemption
Reign of Terror
Relayer
Renowns, the
Reptiles, the
Return, the
Rex Morgan B.C.
Rising Sun, the
Rita & the Reptiles
Robin & The Batmen
Rock and Roll Bitches, the
Rock-a-tunes, the
Rockin' Robin & The Jaybirds
Rokoko
Romero's Reprise
Ron Rault Band
Room 101
Roxslyde
Royal Blue, the
Royal Family, the
RSF Rock Theatre
Rusty Reed & The South Side Shuffle
Rusty Reed Blues Band
Ruzicka, Bob



S
Sa-fires, the
Sage
courtesy: Rob Edwards
Sandmen, the
Saratogas, the
Satellites, the
Sauce, the
Saxton, Mary
Scats, the
School
Scooter & The Suntans
Sea Breeze
Shade Of Jade
Shades, the
Shametree
Shamrocks, the
Shantels, the
Shondells, the
Short Line
Shotgun
Silent Movies
Skeleton Key
Skeptics, the
courtesy: Leonard Saidman
Skinny, the
Slamm
Slash & The Bleeding Hearts
smalls, the
Smarties, the
Smith, Hank
Smith, Joyce
Sneakers
SNFU
Solar Queen
Solid Gold
Sons of Adam
Southbound Freeway
Soulja Fyah
South Side
Spectrum
Spiny Norman Whoopie Band
Spiral
Spunk
St. James Infirmary
Status Quo
Steve McGarret's Hair
Stevenson, Scotty
Stony Plain
Strangers, the
Strollers, the
Subtle Hints
Suicide Commandos
Sugar Beats, the
Summer Rain
Sun
Sundance
Surrealistic Shadow, the
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Grass
Sweet Salt
Sycotic Sound, the
Sylvester Stretch
The Taitums: courtesy Richard Tayte




T
Tacoy Ryde
Taitums, the
Tangerine Soul
Tempests, the
Thieves, the
This Fear
Thornberry, Russell
Thunderbird
courtesy: Rob Edwards
Thunderbuck Ram
Titons, the
Toasters, the
Tommy Banks Big Band
Tommy Banks Orchestra
Top Hats, the
Troc 59
Troyka
Truth, the
Twisted Image
Two Feathers, Shannon
Tyler Twins, the
Tymes Five, the
courtesy Rob Edwards



U
Umbra
Umbrellas, the
Uncle Quack
Upangybottoms, the



V
Vagabonds, the
Valhalla
Vaquerros, the
Velvetones, the
Victory Group, the
Vehicle
Village Lads, the
Virtues, the
Vultures, the




courtesy: Bob Walker

W
Wally Curtis & The Shades
Wally Curtis and The Velvetones
Wanderers, the
Wapshot Scandal, the
Warehouse
Warm Jets
Warner, Donna
Warp Factor, the
Warrior
Water Webb Blues Band
Wes Dakus & The Rebels
Wheat Chiefs
Wheels
Whiskey Jack
Whitemud
White Wolf
Wicked Pink
Wilfred N & The Grown Men
Willie & The Walkers
Witness
Wizard
Wyndup



X
Xotics, the



Y
Yellowhead
Young Ones, the



Z
Za Za
Zipper

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This list sure brings back a lot of memories.

Richard Bunky Bell said...

Anonymous,
Thanks for your comment. I'm glad to hear that. Your feeling fulfills my primary desire for making the list.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this great trip in the time machine Richard. The Heat played Kenilworth Junior High in 1968 and I'll never forget the show. I remember they had 2 drummers and dressed like Paul Revere & the Raiders.

And Mel Degan & Privilege played Bonnie Doon HS in 1972 with their rendition of Jesus Christ Superstar. Also loved Willie & the Walkers - Edmonton bands never received the national recognition they deserved.

Bob Walker said...

I haven't checked out the site for awhile and I love the new photos. I had forgotten some of those bands and the pictures brought back some great memories of light shows, Benny's Sunday night Northlands gigs and those marathon arena gigs with 3 - 6 local bands opening for headliners.

Keep it coming.

Shawn Nagy said...

SHAME TREE recorded at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, NM in March 1969. "Junior Saw It Happen / My Little Buttercup" was released on Quality (1938X) and is a real rarity!

plasterers bristol said...

Yep brings a lot of memories back for me to.

david.poissant@sympatico.ca said...

Great site...returns many memories. I attended a British pop group show (can't remember the name) in the 60's where the opening act was 'Paul Evans and The Strangers'; they performed a version of 'The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt' that was without peer. What happened to them? Thanks from Mississauga.

Anonymous said...

I remember going to the Bonaventure Hotel parking lot for outdoor concerts of The Chieftones.

I also used to have a single of The King Beez, titled 'Gloria'.

Richard Bunky Bell said...

I used to see the Chieftones on CFRN a lot as a kid. I thought they were pretty cool.
The Chieftones are a difficult group to get accurate info on. Some sources say they were an Edmonton based band and some say they were based in B.C.
Because I strive for 100% accuracy, until I hear directly from an original bandmember They will have to remain off the list. The same is true of The Family Dog. Some folks say they were Edmonton based but all of their promo material boasts of them being from Vancouver.
The King Beezz are on the list and we're proud to have them. You can purchase a Best of The King Beezz CD from www.kingbeezz.com It includes Gloria.

Ashton said...

Now that is a comprehensive list :-)

lots of forgotten tracks there :)

Thanks

Harold Kruse said...

The family dog lived next door to my grand mother on about 90 street & 124 ave. I used to sit on the porch and listen to them practice. A few other local bands were Buckeye, Mirage, Palladin

Carl Peterson said...

Just found this site and it's great. I was lead singer for the Kingbeezz and never realized that so many years later there would be this much interest.I hope to contribute to the site and include some of the great folk groups and singers that were part of the 60s like The Kopala Trio, The Cellar Dwellers, The Patmacs, Hans Stamer, Donna Warner ans so many more. Just did a guest co-host with Pete the Rocker on his show, The Shoebox out of the University of Alberta radio. If anybody is interested some websites to check out are www.kingbeezz.com, www.patmacs.com and my own present one www.carl-peterson.com. Love to hear from some of you.
Cheers, Carl

Pat said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Some of the bands listed played at the high school dances that I attended (but sat back enjoying the music).

Richard Bunky Bell said...

Thanks Pat, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Make sure to check out the Facebook page (the link is on the website.)
Also check out Edmonton's Rock & Roll History Page. It's a little less focused but has some great memorabilia. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edmontons-Rock-Roll-History-Page/102639849808941

Gordon Bushewsky said...

sad to hear mel degen is no longer with us

Anonymous said...

Don't remember the Chieftones but I remember the Heat. I danced on the roof of the Bonnie in 1966 as a "gogo dancer"