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THE EARLY YEARS

THE CRESCENDOS

THE FIFTH

BROTHER

DIANNE HEATHERINGTON & THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

ALAN SCHICK

PAPA PLUTO

BURTON CUMMINGS

THE GUESS WHO

YOGI & FRIENDS

THE WALSH TWINS

GUNS 4 HIRE

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For pretty much his entire career, whenever he was in town, Vance would sit in on studio sessions and provide cover on live shows for other drummers.  One of his 'regular' calls was with Pat Riordan.

During the last few years of his career, he had to scale back the number and frequency of jobs due to the progression of a disease he was diagnosed with in the late 70s.  Vance did not disclose the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis with anyone outside of the family until about 2010, when it became impossible to hide the debilitating effects any longer.

Vance was fortunate to have a good friend - owner of the ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL, Greg Pester - who was able to support him in the final years by providing a gig one night a week for their jam sessions.  Thanks to Greg, Vance continued to play very casually when it got too much for him to travel or move equipment.

Vance officially retired in 2016.



Recorded 1981 during the session for what was to be the third album for The Guess Who.  Done in one take at Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Producer: Jack Richardson.  Intro by Gary MacLean. 



  • Donnie McDougall - vocals, guitar
  • Bobby Bilan - lead guitar
  • Ralph Watts - guitar (from the control room, while engineering the session)
  • Brian Sellar - bass
  • Vance Masters - drums
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