April Wine

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock hard rock rock canadian heavy metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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 Greenway (b. 1 October 1951; guitar), Gary Moffet (b. 22 June 1949; guitar), Steve Lang (b. 24 March 1949; bass) and Jerry Mercer (b. 27 April 1939; drums).

Among their early admirers were former Young Rascals members Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish, who produced early material for the group. The line-up for their first album had featured Goodwyn on guitar and vocals, David Henman on guitar, Jim Clench on bass and Ritchie Henman on drums. Electric Jewels saw the line-up change, with Gary Moffet joining on guitar and Jerry Mercer on drums to replace the Henman brothers. Clench...

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