Chad Allan (original Guess Who) passes at 80

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Chad Allan (original Guess Who) passes at 80

Postby radiofan » Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:53 am

Chad Allan O.M.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Chad Allan passed away on November 21, 2023, at age 80. Chad is deeply loved by his wife, Christine, to whom he was devoted. They met in 1993 and wed in 1999. He was predeceased by his parents, Anna and William Kowbel. In 2015, Chad was inducted as a Member of the Order of Manitoba for his contribution to Canadian music.

Chad was the part of the fabric of the Canadian music history having been the founding member and original lead singer of the iconic band, the Guess Who.

Born in Winnipeg, Chad was born Allan Kowbel and took his stage name, Chad Allan, in tribute to a favourite 1950s singer, Chad Mitchell. His first band was Allan and the Silvertones and then Chad Allan and the Expressions, which evolved into the Guess Who.

Chad left the Guess Who in 1966 to attend college. In 1967, he hosted the weekly CBC TV music program, Let's Go.

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