Can-Con 45 Of The Day - October 16

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - October 16

Postby radiofan » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:04 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from 1975 ... the one and only hit for Studebaker Hawk ... "Rainbows, Pots Of Gold And Moonbeams" ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iRiO86QqsQ

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - October 16

Postby Richard Skelly » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:04 am

Although one and done as Studebaker Hawk, most of the band (except guitarist/songwriter Steve Cooley) had previously released a minor CanCon hit called She under the moniker Southcote on the same label. Both bands featured Breen LeBoeuf, a Quebec bassist who enjoyed subsequent stints with Offenbach and April Wine.

Coincidentally, April Wine's first major hit You Could Have Been A Lady was produced by Ralph Murphy who, a few years later, oversaw this Studebaker Hawk '45. A far cry from April Wine's rock, Rainbows showed his facility for shaping countyish pop. Before the '70s ended, British ex-Pat Murphy decamped to Nashville where he and ace songsmith Roger Cook began collaborating on hits for singers such as Crystal Gayle.
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