David Clayton-Thomas & The Phoenix

Image may be subject to copyright   David Clayton-Thomas (Guitar, Vocals) Michael Fonfara (Keyboards) Larry Leishman (Guitar) Peter Hodgson (Bass) Jeff Cutler (Drums) When singers John Finley and Lee Jackson left The Jon-Lee Group (aka Jon & Lee and The Checkmates) in mid-September 1967, Toronto singer David Clayton-Thomas picked up their backing band, renamed it […]

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The Power Project

Doug Stokes (Vocals) Greg Carducci (Bass)       Ray Rychlewski (Drums) + Josef Chirowski (Keyboards) Larry Leishman (Guitar) Singer Doug Stokes formed The Power Project in mid-1967 with former Roy Kenner & The Associates members Carducci and Rychlewski. Former Mandala member Josef Chirowski and ex-David Clayton-Thomas & The Phoenix and Jon-Lee Group guitarist Larry Leishman joined […]

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Jon & Lee and The Checkmates

Lee Jackson (Vocals)  Michael Fonfara (Keyboards)  Larry Leishman (Guitar, Vocals)   Dave Brown (Drums) Peter Hodgson (Bass)  Wes Morris (Drums)  John Finley (Vocals)  Jeff Cutler (Drums)  Toronto’s R&B favourites, Jon & Lee and The Checkmates were originally known as Lee Jackson & The Checkmates. The original band (formed at a local high school in 1962) […]

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