Can-Con 45 Of The Day - April 1

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - April 1

Postby radiofan » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:24 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from 1966 ... From Regina, The Checkerlads and "You Just Can't Hide" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEGPASnUgQE

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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 - April 1

Postby Richard Skelly » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:49 am

Not much easily-Googable info on the Checkerlads. They apparently hailed from Regina. And were one of many up-and-coming bands stretching from Thunder Bay to Alberta that signed up with Gaiety Records.

Distributed by RCA Canada, Gaiety was a Canadian label controlled, in part, by the late Don Grashey. An intriguing chap, Grashey and then partners stumbled across a then-unknown Loretta Lynn who was taking Vancouver-area gigs while living in Custer Washington. The Grashey group formed Zero Records and booked Loretta into LA high-end studio Western Recorders.

Gaiety came later. Admired by garage-rock enthusiasts. Indeed, Gaiety artists rated two compilation CDs—with Grashey liner notes—for Pacemaker Entertainment. Volume 1 dropped in 1999; Volume 2 in 2003. The Checkerlads made the cut as did acts such as Lexington Avenue, Flying Colours, NRG, The Plague, Tomorrow’s Keepsake and The White Knights to name a few.
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