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Chilliwack (band)

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Chilliwack was a Canadian rock band that existed during the 1970s and 1980s. The band initially formed as the Classics (1964) in Vancouver, British Columbia but later changed the name to the Collectors (1966). The original band members were:

  • Bill Henderson (guitar, vocals)
  • Claire Lawrence (keyboards, saxophone)
  • Glenn Miller (bass)
  • Ross Turney (drums)
  • Howie Vickers (vocals)

After Miller and Vickers left the group, they changed the band's name to Chilliwack, a Salish term meaning "going back up". In 1977, Brian MacLeod (keyboards, saxophone) and Howard Froese (guitar) joined the band.

They were extremely popular at the time, and were regarded as the Canadian answer to the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone magazine wrote, "At their best, Chilliwack was the finest Canadian rock band, outrocking BTO and outwriting Burton Cummings. But a lack of consistency kept it from international success."

Henderson and MacLeod received a Best Producer Juno Award in 1982 for Opus X.

Discography

  • 1971 Chilliwack
  • 1972 All Over You
  • 1974 Riding High
  • 1974 Chilliwack III
  • 1975 Rockerbox
  • 1977 Dreams, Dreams, Dreams
  • 1978 Lights from the Valley
  • 1980 Breakdown in Paradise
  • 1981 Wanna Be a Star
  • 1982 Opus X
  • 1984 Look In Look Out
  • 1994 Greatest Hits (compilation)

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