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" ...

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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