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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David Clayton-Thomas Combine

David Clayton-Thomas (Vocals) Jack Mowbray (Guitar) Peter Hodgson (Bass) Pat Patterson (Drums) then Pat Little (Drums) David Clayton-Thomas formed this band in Toronto in February 1968 with former Bossmen guitarist Jack Mowbray, who had been playing in Italy for six months backing pop singer Nicola di Barri. He also brought in former Jon-Lee Group (aka […]

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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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