David Clayton-Thomas & The Phoenix

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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 […]

The Power Project

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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 […]

Jon & Lee and The Checkmates

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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) […]

McKenna Mendelson Mainline

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Joe Mendelson (Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals) Mike McKenna (Guitar) Pat Little (Drums) Timothy Leary (Bass) Denny Gerrard (Bass) Tony Nolasco (Drums)  Mike Harrison (Bass)     Frank ”Zeke” Sheppard (Harmonica, Bass, Vocals) Ted Purdy (Bass, Guitar, Vocals) Larry Leishman (Guitar, Vocals) Bob Adams (Harmonica)   Following a brief spell in The Ugly Ducklings, former Luke […]