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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

FREELANCE WORK

From 1960 to 2016 ... over 50 years of playing professionally translates to many different bands, venues, cities, countries.  It never occurred to most of us to document our careers as they were happening.  We were just out making music and living in the moment.  So many things that seemed to be just the norm, in retrospect, have become significant turning points.  Some real milestones took place while I worked with many of the bands profiled. 

The menu on the left hand side links to pages about each of those individual bands.  Audio and/or video files, along with photographs, appear at the end of the write-ups.

Throughout this website, there are numerous references to John Einarson and the wealth of information provided by him in his books, magazine articles, and newspaper pieces, not to mention his live seminars at McNally Robinson and the Zoom sessions for Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts.  For those unfamiliar with this author and music historian, please take a moment to read
JOHN'S BIOGRAPHY and learn about his accomplishments.

A special thank you to the following friends and family who have contributed to the information recorded here, providing invaluable confirmation, clarification, and images for the content.
  • Chris Anderson
  • Eph Bergman (photographs)
  • Tom Davidson  (photographs)
  • Denise Roulston Deben  (photographs)
  • Rick Firth
  • Jimmy Grabowski
  • Glenn Green
  • Richard Gwizdak
  • Kenny Hordichuk
  • Mel Ksionzek
  • Richard Lavalley
  • Kevin MacIver
  • Glenn MacRae
  • Paul Newsome
  • Paulette and Brad Olsen
  • Arlene Patera
  • Denis and Leslie Penner
  • David M. Perich (photographs)
  • Jess Schick
  • Hans Sipma (photographs)
  • Barry Stillwell
  • Ken Stoyka (photographs)
  • Grant Thiessen
  • Larry Updike
  • Bonnie Wallace
  • Kris Walsh
  • Tim Walsh

Excerpt from one of John Einarson's
Winnipeg music history classes.




1980
Photo credit: David M. Perich

1981
Photo credit: David M. Perich

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