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Chilliwack - 93% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This was the third version of a Canadian, Vancouver-based group previously known as the Classics and the Collectors. Claire Lawrence (woodwind, harmonica, vocals), Bill Henderson (guitar, recorder, vocals), Glenn Miller (bass, vocals) and Ross Turney (drums) abandoned the latter name in 1971 and embarked on a new direction. Chilliwack’s debut album acknowledged this transi Read more

April Wine - 89% match to Red Rider

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, this hard rock outfit became an immediate success, going on to make inroads in the American market after establishing itself as a platinum act in Canada. Through fluctuating line-ups they arrived at steady membership by the late 70s, including original lead singer Myles Goodwyn (23 June 1948, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), Brian Gr Read more

Donnie Iris - 77% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dominic Ierace, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA. Iris is an accomplished singer and possibly one of the leading perfectionists in the American hard rock idiom - his first hit record, 1981’s ‘Ah! Leah!’ was completed only after 80 vocal overdubs. Iris, a child prodigy, was formerly the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Pittsburgh rock group the Jaggerz, Read more

Kim Mitchell - 75% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Having dissolved Max Webster in 1982, Mitchell was inspired to pursue a solo career. After signing with Anthem Records he released a mini-album that followed closely in the Max Webster tradition. He then took a break from music until he signed with Bronze Records. His next release was the excellent and slightly offbeat Akimbo Alogo, which also included the single ‘Go For S Read more

Aldo Nova - 73% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aldo Caparucio. Nova is a virtuoso guitarist of Italian descent. He arrived on the rock scene in 1982 with a self-titled debut of melodic AOR/pomp-rock that incorporated elements of Boston and Styx, with production offered by Blue Öyster Cult’s Sandy Pearlman. Momentum was lost, however, with Subject, a disjointed and ultimately disappointing concept album. Twitch Read more

Loverboy - 72% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Canadian hard rock outfit formed in 1978 by Mike Reno (Joseph Michael Rynoski, 8 January 1955, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; vocals), Paul Dean (b. 19 February 1946, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar), Doug Johnston (b. 19 December 1957, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; keyboards), Scott Smith (b. Donald Scott Smith, 13 February 1955, d. November 2 Read more

Honeymoon Suite - 71% match to Red Rider

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A Canadian hard rock quintet of Johnny Dee (guitar, vocals), Derry Grehan (lead guitar), Dave Betts (drums), Gary Lalonde (bass) and Ray Coburn (keyboards), Honeymoon Suite formed in 1982 and set about establishing the strong club following that accompanied them throughout their career. Their debut release was a self-financed single, ‘New Girl Now’, which sold in suff Read more

Tom Cochrane - 70% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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13 May 1953, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Cochrane is one of Canada’s longest-standing and most respected rock songwriters and performers. His debut on Daffodil Records came in 1974 with the album Hang On To Your Resistance, recorded with his own band, named simply Cochrane. From 1980-89 he became the singer for the popular Canadian rock act Red Rider, releasing seven a Read more

Billy Squier - 69% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1950, Boston, USA. Having gained valuable experience as guitarist in the power-pop group Sidewinders, Squier, who had also appeared in the less celebrated Magic Terry And The Universe, formed his own band under the name of Piper and recorded two albums for A&M Records during the late 70s. He dissolved Piper in 1979 and signed a solo contract with Capitol Records. Read more

Triumph - 65% match to Red Rider

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Canadian power trio formed in Toronto during 1975. Comprising Rik Emmett (10 July 1953, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals), Gil Moore (b. 12 February 1951, Canada; drums) and Mike Levine (b. 1 June 1949, Canada; bass/keyboards), Triumph shared many similarities to Rush aside from geographical location. All three members were highly accomplished musicians who exper Read more

38 Special - 60% match to Red Rider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Brownsville Station - 60% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA-based quartet was formed in 1969 by Cub Koda (Michael Koda, 1 August 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 1 July 2000, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar, harmonica), Michael Lutz (guitar, vocals), T.J. Cronley (drums), and Tony Driggins (bass). They forged an early reputation as a superior ‘oldies’ band, but their attention to ‘roots Read more

Head East - 56% match to Red Rider

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An example of stubborn belligerence ensuring longevity despite limited musical identity, Head East persevered on the Midwest, USA circuit for several years, releasing a sequence of competent hard rock albums without ever making the transition to international fame that peers such as REO Speedwagon enjoyed. Originally from south central Illinois, Roger Boyd (keyboards), Larry Bo Read more

Zebra - 56% match to Red Rider

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Max Webster - 55% match to Red Rider

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Toronto, Canada-based group was formed by guitarist Kim Mitchell, who had worked with various bands over the years, including MC5 and Alice Cooper. Mitchell was very much the central figure owing to his onstage showmanship and guitar ability. He was backed by Dave Myles on bass, Terry Watkinson on keyboards and Gerry McCracken on drums. The UK proved a hard nut to crack, b Read more


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