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Bond

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Origin: Ontario
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Originally named "Common Bond" the band name was reduced to Bond in 1970, shortly after Pickering, Ontario native John Roles joined the band as the bass player. Soon after, the lead guitar player Barry Cobus suggested that Roles take over lead guitar (as that was actually his main instrument) and Cobus became their manager.

They did the usual Southern Ontario club circuit with a focus on British rock and a few original tunes. Their line-up changed over the years, but the most successful was Dunn, Roles, Hamilton, Trenholm, and MacDougall. Eventually, they signed with CBS in 1974 and in 1975 released their Bob Gallo produced eponymous debut album which was recorded at Manta Sound. The lead-off single "Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)", was a surprise hit that made the Top-20 in Canada. They did an Eastern Canadian tour with The Stampeders and a short lived cross Canada tour. And yet, the record unfortunately left many radio programmers with the image that Bond was a bubblegum act and follow-up singles, including "When You're Hot, You're Hot", were virtually ignored.

After several major line-up changes, the band finally called it quits in 1979.

Roles left in 1976 and would go on to play and record with Chilliwack and Jerry Doucette in the '80's; MacDougall went on to play with Crowbar and King Biscuit Boy from 1981 to 1989. His current band is Groove Corporation; Kim Hunt left Bond to co-found Zon; Gerry Mosby went on to be in Dillinger, The Hunt, Rhinegold and The Ian Thomas Band; Chris Livingston joined The Payola$; Jim Lamarche was a solo artist on A & M Records before becoming a successful studio engineer in Toronto.

with notes from John Roles, Alex MacDougall, Gerry Mosby, and Jim Lamarche.

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