1 in Canada, No. Wiebe was on loan until Derek Sharp replaced Dixon in the lineup; Dixon suffered traumatic brain injury, lost an eye and with significant titanium implants in his head, legs and right arm was unable to return.. At this point, the band was in demand to play shows, mostly in the United States, based on the popularity of their '60s and '70s hits featuring lead singer Burton Cummings. The Guess Who is a rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba that was one of the first Canadian groups to establish a major successful following both in their own country as well as abroad. Retrieved 20 May 2019. Bill Wallace, Kale's replacement in 1972, was brought in once again and this lineup of the band played and toured regularly through the end of 2003. Will’s latest co-writing/producing credits are Styx’ “The Mission” released in 2017 and charting at #9 In Billboard’s Top Rock records. After a 1983 reunion of the "Classic Four" (see below), Cummings resumed his solo work, Bachman took Peterson with him for a Bachman-Turner Overdrive reunion album and tour and Kale once again resumed touring with various musicians under the Guess Who banner. Burton Cummings' Deverons bandmate, guitarist Bruce Decker, was brought in after Allan left but was let go by the end of that summer and the group was a quartet for the next four years, with Randy Bachman teaching Cummings any extra guitar parts needed for live shows.. The Essential Guess Who ("Anthology" re-issue) Singles Edit Note that almost all of the band's early tracks, originally issued by "Chad Allan and the Reflections", "Bob Ashley and the Reflections" or "Chad Allan and the Original Reflections", were later re-issued on albums that were jointly credited to "Chad Allan & the Expressions"/"Guess Who?" Keyboardist Bob Ashley rounded out the five-man lineup, which changed its name to Chad Allan & the Expressions in 1965. McDougall and Winter were dropped in June 1974, and the band brought in a new lead guitarist, Toronto's Domenic Troiano (formerly of Bush and Mandala, and fresh from a stint in James Gang), who became Cummings' chief songwriting collaborator. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 5th edition, 1992, page 206. In thei… read more View full artist profile This track reached No. Cummings and Bachman gave Kale permission to use the Guess Who name for the one show. It appeared on Road Food (April 1974), which also contained the hit "Star Baby" (No. Soon after, Kale found out that the name the Guess Who had never been registered; he promptly drove back to Winnipeg to register it, and maintains control of the band name to this day, sometimes performing without any other original members of the band.  Dixon was briefly replaced by Colin Wiebe, the singer in Randy Bachman's solo band. A brand new Guess Who album, The Future IS What It Used To Be, was announced for release on September 14, 2018. As a member of The Guess Who, Garry has to his credit: fifteen albums that have charted on Billboard 200; fourteen singles that have charted on Billboard’s Top 40, including two #1’s; and three Gold Singles and three Gold Albums as certified by RIAA. On May 26, 2001 the band members received honorary doctorates at Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba. He has worked with a veritable who’s who in the world of music entertainment, including Red Rider, Jeff Healey, Alannah Myles, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Alex Ligertwood (Santana) the ambassador of soul, Ellis Hall, and Sass Jordan. In 1965, the group changed their name to Chad Allan & the Expressions after a US group called the Reflections released the hit single "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet". Kale soon organized a permanent renewal of the Guess Who; the bassist was initially joined by returning members Kurt Winter (guitars) and Don McDougall (lead vocals and guitar), as well as new recruits David Inglis (lead guitars) and Vance Masters (drums). 27 in Australia. The first reunion was in 1979, when Bachman, Cummings, Peterson, and Wallace regrouped for a one-off appearance as the Guess Who for the CBC Television special Burton Cummings: Portage & Main, filmed on November 4, and aired on CBC on February 2, 1981. Richardson, who produced their material on A Wild Pair, signed the group to his production company and record label Nimbus 9 (which handled their Canadian releases) and mortgaged his house to finance the group's next batch of recordings in September 1968, which would become the album Wheatfield Soul (March 1969) and included the ballad "These Eyes". The band grew out of vocalist/guitarist Chad Allan (born Allan … Burton learned from the dealer that the fingering for the flute was the same as a sax (except for C), and a classic was born. After a 2000-2003 reunion with Bachman and Cummings (see below), a Jim Kale-led Guess Who resumed performing live dates in 2004 on a regular basis with Peterson, "Lewsh" Shaw back on keyboards, Carl Dixon on vocals and returning guitarist Bobby Bilan, who was replaced by Laurie MacKenzie in 2006. 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We will shortly be adding n95 masks to the rider..... © The Guess Who ® THE GUESS WHO and MAPLE LEAF LOGO are registered trademarks protected by The Guess Who.  The album was released only in Canada and Germany (on Line Records). Sign In Listen Now Browse ... More by The Guess Who. Ralph Watts, who had been recording engineer on Guess Who's Back, joined the band on the road on guitar and keyboards during the second half of 1978 but left after being offered the house engineer position with Century 21 Recording Studios. Initially gaining recognition in Canada, the group found international success from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s primarily under the leadership of songwriters Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman (later of Bachman–Turner Overdrive) and recorded many hit singles, including "No Time", "American Woman", "Laughing", "These Eyes", "Undun" and "Share the Land".  Burton Cummings (from the Winnipeg group the Deverons) joined the band as keyboardist in early January 1966 and shared lead vocal work with Chad Allan. After seeing the Guess Who on Let's Go, record producer/sales executive Jack Richardson contacted the band about participating in an advertising project for Coca-Cola; this turned out to be the recording of a split LP with Ottawa band the Staccatos (soon to rename themselves the Five Man Electrical Band). The Guess Who is one of Canadian's most successful band's, originated in 1965. When a band has achieved both commercial success and global notoriety, some may question the intentions as to why they continue to tour in their ever increasing age. In November 1977 CBC approached the band about a reunion. The group continued to release top 40 singles in Canada, including "Clock on the Wall". , By this point, the band's name had become the Guess Who?, though the question mark would be dropped in 1968; with Chad Allan gone, the Chad Allan & the Expressions subtitle was also dropped. The reunion band embarked on a cross-Canada and US tour beginning in 2000, although health problems precluded Kale's involvement.  Both shows with Dixon at the helm were sold out.  Fitz, then Sarzo, returned on bass for the group's 2017 dates. Troiano had worked with Cummings, Wallace, and Peterson in Los Angeles the month before on a soundtrack to a movie (A Fool, A Fool, I Met a Fool) that was never released.  The band played their next show in Fort Worth as a quartet before flying in Donnie McDougall (from the bands Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck and Vicious Circle) from Winnipeg for the next gig in Phoenix on March 19. The single was officially released as "American Woman/No Sugar Tonight" and peaked at #1 on the RPM magazine charts (three weeks) and #1 on the … Some of the Guess Who's pop combined the mellow vocals of Bread with the more frenetic music of artists like Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. During this period he also performed worldwide on headline tours in support of the multiplatinum “1987” and “Slip of the Tongue” albums and appeared on 6 MTV videos. As of 2016, the Guess Who line-up consisted of Derek Sharp (vocals, guitar), Will Evankovich (guitar, backing vocals), Leonard Shaw (keyboards, backing vocals), Jim Kale (bass) and Garry Peterson (drums). Chad Allan and the Reflections then signed with Quality Records and released several singles in 1963/64, which were regional hits but did not make much of an impact across Canada. The band followed up Wheatfield Soul with the release of Canned Wheat in September 1969. Officially licensed Artist Biography by Steve Huey. It was released in August.. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 list), pulling the band out of their career slump, albeit temporarily.  The album was available for purchase only through mail-order for the price of 10 Coca-Cola bottle cap liners and $1 (to cover shipping expenses). A band with one remaining original member, drummer Garry Peterson, continues to record and perform under the Guess Who name to this day.  Winter became a songwriting collaborator with Cummings. As of 2004, Bachman, Cummings, McDougall and Wallace ended their association with the band, and Jim Kale and Garry Peterson, who own the trademark The Guess Who, resumed their Guess Who touring schedule of around sixty dates a year. In the meantime, the Dixon/Shaw/Russell/Sinnaeve lineup continued to tour, finishing already booked dates with drummer Charlie Cooley filling in for Peterson. Fifty years later they're still performing live, with founding member drummer Gary Peterson sitting behind his kit. 22 in the United States (where Quality had licensed the track to the American Scepter label), and No. In their late 60s and early 70s heyday, the guys took influence from late period British invasion bands as well as stuck alongside them on the charts. Reunions of the Guess Who's classic 1960-70s lineup have occurred on a number of occasions over the years. The resulting album was called A Wild Pair, and featured the Guess Who on one side and the Staccatos on the other. In 1963, they became Chad Allan & The Expressions, finally becoming The Guess Who in 1965. Kale left the band in 1979 to pursue other projects; McDougal, Masters, guitarist Bobby Bilan, bassist Brian Sellar, and keyboardist Jimmy Grabowski continued on touring as the Guess Who without him. "Burton's favorite guy was Jim Morrison, so he wanted to be like Jim Morrison." In addition, when Rudy was not busy with DIO, he toured the world with Blue Oyster Cult until 2012. In 2018 Sarzo and Devin were again subbing for Kale when Kale announced that he was retiring from the road for good and that Sarzo would be his permanent successor. The band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987. The album's A-side single, "American Woman", with B-side "No Sugar Tonight", was the first record by a Canadian band to top the US Hot 100, and was the group's only No. 1981 Jim Kale, Brent DeJarlais, Dale Russell, 1981 Jim Kale, Brent DesJarlais, David Inglis, Brian Tataryn, Ken Curry, 1981 Jim Kale, Brent DesJarlais, Brian Tataryn, Ken Curry, 1983 Jim Kale, Dale Russell, Sonnie Bernardi, Mike Hanford, Trevor Balicky, 1985 Jim Kale, Dale Russell, Sonnie Bernardi, Mike Hanford, Bob Fuhr, 1986 Jim Kale, Dale Russell, Sonnie Bernardi, Terry Read, Kenny Carter, 1987 Jim Kale, Dale Russell, Sonnie Bernardi, Mike Hanford, Kenny Carter, 1987 Jim Kale, Garry Peterson, Dale Russell, Mike Hanford, Kenny Carter, 1989 Jim Kale, Garry Peterson, Dale Russell, Kenny Carter, Tom Whinnery, 1990 Jim Kale, Garry Peterson, Dale Russell, Terry Hatty, Leonard Shaw, 1997 Jim Kale, Garry Peterson, Dale Russell, Carl Dixon, Leonard Shaw. in the United States) and video at the Canadian National Exhibition bandshell on June 29, 1983. His recordings with all of these artists combined have sold over 35 million copies. "We didn't want to be a ballad band," Peterson said in The Vinyl Dialogues. In April of the same year Rudy became a member of the multi-platinum Heavy Metal group DIO and remained the band’s bassist until Ronnie’s passing in 2010. While the Guess Who did have several hits in America, they were superstars in their home country of Canada during the 1960s and early '70s. In May 1997 with their hometown of Winnipeg facing a potentially disastrous flood, Bachman and Cummings reunited in Winnipeg for the first time in ten years in an emotional fund raiser for disaster relief organized by Tom Jackson..  The band officially disbanded in 1975, with occasional reunions of the classic lineup since then. , After Quality Records revealed the band to be the Canadian act Chad Allan & the Expressions, disc jockeys continued to announce the group as Guess Who?, effectively forcing the band to accept the new name. A trip to the United Kingdom to promote this single in February 1967 proved to be a financial mistake, as the single dropped off the charts after only one week, and the Guess Who found themselves unable to get airplay or to book paying gigs without work visas. The Guess Who Official Merchandise merchandise including t-shirts, sweaters, hats and much more! During this period he headlined worldwide tours, appeared on numerous MTV videos and was voted #1 Bassist in Circus Magazine for 1983. In their late 60s and early 70s heyday, the guys took influence from late period British invasion bands as well as stuck alongside them on the charts. ) Another single from the album, a re-recording of "No Time", became a Top Five US hit. Dixon also performed as lead singer January 22, 2016 in Albuquerque. In one of the few mainstream reviews it received, Craig MacInnis of the Toronto Star opined, "The playing is roadhouse sloppy and the songs are pure junk.". , In May 1972 they recorded their favorably reviewed album Live at the Paramount at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Find The Guess Who discography, albums and singles on AllMusic song lyrics, song meanings, albums, music and more. In 1983 Bachman, Cummings, Kale, and Peterson (the "American Woman" line-up) reunited again as the Guess Who to play a series of Canadian gigs and record the Together Again live album (issued as The Best of The Guess Who - Live! In 1997 former Coney Hatch singer and guitarist Carl Dixon joined the Guess Who as lead singer, a position he held for eight years in total; Kale stepped down from touring later in 1998, and bassist Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve (ex-Streetheart) was called in as his successor.  In 2002, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Garry Peterson, Donnie McDougall and Bill Wallace received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement for the Guess Who's contribution to popular music in Canada. (the Crew Cuts from Toronto had a long-running US No.  The Guess Who recorded in Chicago, and continued to produce hit singles, including "Hand Me Down World", "Share the Land", "Hang on to Your Life", "Albert Flasher", and "Rain Dance". Differences between Bachman and Cummings (mainly due to Bachman's conversion to Mormonism) led Bachman to leave the group after playing a final show at the Fillmore East in New York City on May 16, 1970.  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