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The Guess Who

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As the Guess Who did have several hits in the us, these were superstars within their home country of Canada through the 1960s and early ’70s. The music group grew away from vocalist/guitarist Chad Allan (delivered Allan Kobel) and guitarist Randy Bachman’s Winnipeg-based group Chad Allan as well as the Expressions, originally referred to as initial the Silvertones and the Reflections. The rest from the lineup highlighted bassist Jim Kale, pianist Bob Ashley, and drummer Garry Peterson. The Expressions documented a cover of Johnny Kidd as well as the Pirates’ “Shakin’ AROUND” in 1965, which became a shock strike in Canada and reached the U.S. Best 40. Once the Expressions documented an entire record of the same name, its record firm, Quality, shown their name as “Speculate Who?” in the coat, expecting to fool record customers into convinced that the United kingdom Invasion-influenced music was in fact by a even more well-known group in disguise. Ashley have been changed by keyboardist/vocalist Burton Cummings, who became business lead vocalist when Allan departed in 1966. The Figure Who embarked on an unsuccessful tour of Britain and returned house to record advertisements and appearance on the tv screen program Let’s Move, hosted by Chad Allan. Nevertheless, further American achievement eluded the Figure Who before 1969 TOP hit “These Eye”; the documenting program for the associated album, Wheatfield Spirit, was payed for by manufacturer Jack port Richardson, who mortgaged his home to take action. Canned Whole wheat Packed with the Figure Who created three Best 40 singles afterwards that season. In 1970, the Figure Who released the cuttingly sarcastic riff-rocker “American Girl,” which, provided its anti-American putdowns, ironically became their just U.S. chart-topper. The record of the same name became their initial U.S. TOP and initial gold album, as well as the group performed for Leader and Mrs. Nixon and Prince Charles on the Light Home. (Pat Nixon requested that “American Girl” be slipped from the established list.) Difficulty was brewing coming, though. Guitarist Bachman, having lately changed into Mormonism, took concern with the band’s common rock & move lifestyle, resulting in clashes with Cummings. Locating the atmosphere intolerable, Bachman remaining the group in July 1970 and created Daring Belt with Chad Allan, which later on developed into Bachman-Turner Overdrive. His put in place the Guess Who was simply used by Kurt Winter season and Greg Leskiw, as well as the name track using their following album, “Talk about the Property,” climbed in to the Top Ten later on that year, and many even more singles charted later on. The group came back to the very best Ten one final time in 1974 using the novelty solitary “Clap for the Wolfman,” offering dialogue by deejay Wolfman Jack port. Burdened by moving personnel and lack of path, Cummings split up the music group in 1975 and attempted a solo profession. The lineup from your Think Who’s glory years reunited in 1983, along with a edition of the group with continuously shifting music artists (occasionally original users) is constantly on the tour.

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Full Name The Guess Who
Awards Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Juno Award for Group of the Year
Music Songs These Eyes, American Woman, No Time, No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature, Undun, Hand Me Down World, Clap for the Wolfman, Share The Land, Albert Flasher, Rain Dance, Shakin' All Over, Star Baby, Sour Suite, Running Back to Saskatoon, Guns Guns Guns, Laughing, Hang on to Your Life, Bus Rider, Heartbroken Bopper, Dancin Fool, Glamour Boy, Follow Your Daughter Home, Do You Miss Me Darlin', His Girl, Clock on the Wall, Hurting Each Other, When Friends Fall Out, Proper Stranger, A Wednesday In Your Garden, Life in the Bloodstream, Of a Dropping Pin, Friends of Mine
Albums Canned Wheat, Wheatfield Soul, Share the Land, American Woman, Live at the Paramount, So Long, Bannatyne, Artificial Paradise, Running Back Thru Canada, Road Food, Hey Ho (What You Do to Me), Power in the Music, Rockin', 10, Shakin' All Over, Flavours, The Best of The Guess Who, Track Record: The Guess Who Collection, A Wild Pair, The Greatest Of The Guess Who, This Time Long Ago, All This for a Song, It's Time, Guess Who's Back, American Woman - Ambassador Theater, St. Louis, MO 6th May 1974 (Remastered) [Live], Let's Go, Lo Mejor de The Guess Who, In Concert, Anthology, Wild One, Bachman Cummings Songbook, The Essential Guess Who, Platinum & Gold Collection, The Ultimate Collection
Nominations Juno Award for Album of the Year


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1 Kurt Winter died of complications from bleeding ulcers.
2 The first Canadian rock band to top U.S. charts. From 1969-1974, their hits included: "American Woman", "No Time", "Share The Land", "Hand Me Down World", "Undun", "Laughing", "These Eyes", "Albert Flasher", "Star Baby" and "Clap For The Wolfman" (A tribute to DJ Wolfman Jack). Their former lead singer Burton Cummings began a successful solo career in 1976 with a huge hit, "Stand Tall".
3 Members have included Randy Bachman, Gary Peterson, Jim Kale, Domenic Troiano, Bill Wallace, Donnie McDougall, Greg Leskiw, Burton Cummings, Terry Hatty, Carl Dixon, Vance Masters, Dale Russell, Leonard Shaw, Kurt Winter, Laurie MacKenzie, Derek Sharp, Chad Allan, Bob Ashley, Bruce Decker, Tim Thorney, and Terry Read.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Girls Revolt 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Christine 2016/I performer: "Laughing"
Altman 2014 Documentary performer: "No Time"
Fringe 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Dancin' Fool"
Life on Mars 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "American Woman"
Mum & Dad 2008 performer: "Shakin' All Over"
Superbad 2007 performer: "These Eyes"
Factory Girl 2006 performer: "Shakin' All Over"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Prison Break 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stay 2005/I performer: "These Eyes"
The Guess Who: Running Back Thru Canada 2004 Video documentary performer: "Runnin' Back to Saskatoon", "Rain Dance", "Glamour Boy", "These Eyes", "Lookin' Out For #1", "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature", "Let It Ride", "Undun", "American Woman", "Albert Flasher", "Takin' Care of Business", "Laughing", "Bus Rider", "No Time", "Share The Land", "Clap For The Wolfman", "Guns, Guns, Guns", "Hand Me Down World", "Sour Suite", "Talisman", "Heart Broken Bopper"
The Wire 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My First Mister 2001 performer: "Shakin All Over" 1960
Almost Famous 2000 performer: "Albert Flasher"
Witchblade 2000 TV Movie performer: "American Woman"
American Beauty 1999 performer: "American Woman"
Pirates of Silicon Valley 1999 TV Movie performer: "No Time"
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 performer: "American Woman"
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Last Night 1998/I performer: "Glamour Boy"
Jackie Brown 1997 performer: "Undun" 1969
If These Walls Could Talk 1996 TV Movie performer: "American Woman"
Now and Then 1995 performer: "These Eyes"
Due South 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Bean 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Boyfriends 1989 performer: "Shakin' All Over"
The Midnight Hour 1985 TV Movie performer: "Clap For The Wolfman" - uncredited
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2000 Much Music Video Music Awards 2000 TV Special Themselves
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series Themselves
In Concert 1973 TV Series Themselves
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Themselves - Rock Band
Della 1969 TV Series Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1969 TV Series Themselves

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This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary Themselves

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