Can-Con 45 Of The Day - October 16

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - October 16

Postby radiofan » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:04 pm

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

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 4:04 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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