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The Staccatos


The Staccatos were formed in 1963 in Ottawa by vocalist Dean Hagopian, guitarist Vern Craig, bassist Brian Rading, and drummer/vocalist Rick Bell. Upon the departure of Hagopian, vocalist/guitarist Les Emmerson became a member of the music group, and would end up being the outfit’s primary songwriter. After documenting “Small Town Lady” for Capitol in 1965, liberating their debut LP In the beginning the following 12 months, and adding Rick Bell’s sibling Mike (also a drummer/vocalist) towards the lineup, the group documented the 1967 recording A Wild Set, a collaboration using the Think Who. In past due 1968 keyboardist Ted Gerow became a bandmember, that was accompanied by the departure of Vern Craig along with a transformation in the group’s moniker in the Staccatos towards the Five Guy Electrical Music group. With the brand new music group name set up, in 1969 they released an eponymously entitled album along with the one “It Hardly ever Rains on Maple Street.” Subsequently, the Five Guy Electric Band released Good-Byes & Butterflies (1971), Arriving old (1972), and Nice Heaven (1973). After disbanding, Les Emmerson created the Emmerson Electrical Music group and later on, Blue Bloodstream. He also documented within Cooper, Ruler & Emmerson.

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Music Songs Signs, Absolutely Right, I'm a Stranger Here, Hello Melinda Goodbye, Dance of the Swamp Woman, Half Past Midnight, The Man With a Horse and Wagon, We Play Rock 'n' Roll, Country Girl Suite, It Never Rains On Maple Lane, Didn't Know the Time, Moonshine, It's a Long Way Home, Private Train, We Go Together Well, Fancy Dancin' Man, Find the One, Sweet Paradise, Doin' the Best We Can Rag, Country Girl, She Sure Could Sing the Blues, All is Right, Baby Wanna Boogie, Whole Lotta Heavy, Mama's Babychild, Me & Harley Davidson, Last Time I Saw Memphis, Catch the Love Parade, You're Going To Lose That Girl, Black Sheep of the Family, Let's Run Away, She Fancies Herself a Lady
Albums Good-byes and Butterflies, Coming of Age, Sweet Paradise, Five Man Electrical Band, Absolutely Right: The Best of Five Man Electrical Band, A Wild Pair, Half Past Midnight: The Staccatos and Beyond, 20th Century Masters: The Best of Five Man Electrical Band

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