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Eternals, The

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Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Biography:

Submitted by Ron Paley – March 2011
The Eternals were formed in 1961 by Ron Paley of Rosa MB along with his brother Ted Paley and two brothers from Steinbach, MB, John and Harry Hildebrand. Alex and Dave Turk of the Grange Hotel allowed the band to perform three nights a week in its lounge giving the band excellent stage experience and building of a tight sound. They then converted an old warehouse at the Paley residence in Rosa to a professional recording studio where they bought a professional 15 ips Ferrograph tape recorder to rehearse and tape their music for analysis and improvement. The studio and recording experience lead the group to specialize in tight musical and vocal arrangements with impressive harmonies eventually leading to their writing of original material.

They began live performances throughout rural Manitoba, using popular 580 CKY Radio DJ's Peter Jackson, Dennis Dino Corey, Daryl Burlingham, Mark Parr and J. Robert Woods as their evening dance promoters and hosts. The new dance hall in St Malo, MB was the starting point and a dance advertised extensively by Peter Jackson of CKY as the guest DJ drew a crowd of over 500 teens. This combination of the Eternals and CKY DJ’s resulted in packed dance venues wherever they toured throughout Manitoba, North Dakota and Northern Ontario. All along, the building of a very large rural fan base kept the Eternals on the road every weekend of the year. The CKY “On Air” promotions of the Eternals helped to introduce Winnipeg teens to the Eternal’s name and music.

In 1963 Bob Burns of CKY-TV Teen Dance fame became their manager and with Winnipeg’s Hungry “I” Agency they organized the first breakthrough in Winnipeg at The Pink Panther Discotheque. This was then followed up with appearances at the popular J's Discotheque, The Cellar, The Hungry I Club, River Heights CC, North End YMCA, Glenwood CC, West End CC and many other city high school venues. The band also formed promotional alliances with CKRC DJ’s Doc Steen, Boyd Kozak, Jim Paulson, Ron “Keg” Legge and Harry Taylor.

In 1965 the members of the band turn professional practicing and playing major local venues. They then left Winnipeg right in the middle of the Blizzard of March 1966 for life on the road. These performances took them to night clubs and one nighters throughout most of Ontario, northern Quebec and the northern United States. During this time on the road they recorded their first professional session at RCA Studios in Toronto with subsequent recordings at CKRC Studios in Winnipeg and Kay-Bank (United Artists) Studios in Minneapolis. It was this recording experience and love for the recording arts that prompted the band’s members to seek a career in the recording and sound industry.

In 1968, they returned to Winnipeg and opened “Century 21 Studios”, the first professional multi-track recording studio in the region. John Hildebrand became the recording engineer while Ron Paley supervised the technical installation and operations of the recording equipment. Harry Hildebrand worked on the creative writing of commercials and jingles while Ted Paley co-wrote, presented and sold the creations to radio and businesses throughout Canada and the USA. The studio started at 4 tracks and within five years had graduated to 8, 16 and 24 track recording equipment and new digital peripherals.

The new studios prompted the band to do more of their own musical recordings while they continued to play at local, regional dance and bar venues eventually adding Rick Pearson (Lead Singer and Guitarist) and Elyse Guyot (Singer) to the expand the band’s musical horizons. Bob Burns management provided the band numerous TV appearances on CKY-TV’s “Teen Dance Party”while Frank Wiener of the Hungry I Agency recognized the Eternals’ entertaining showmanship as a great way to open the bar scene in Winnipeg to professional bands. First to book the band was the Keevis Hotel Chain, at the Westminister, Westwood Inn, Maryland Hotel and later the Windsorian and St Vital Hotels became hot spots for Eternals performances. Bookings at each venue lasted four to six weeks long and sold out crowds at these bars were a common occurrence nightly.

In 1970, the popularity of the studio and the recording studio experience, prompted Ron Paley to start Oakwood Audio Labs to expand the company’s technical services and to arrange the supply of equipment to the recording and radio industry.

In 1974, the Eternals retired from live performances as the two businesses Century 21 and Oakwood Audio became very viable on their own. All 4 band members continued to record as session men and as creative jingle and song writers.

Through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s John and Harry Hildbrand continued to run Century 21 Recording Studios while Ted and Ron Paley expanded Oakwood Audio into three divisions, Oakwood Broadcast, Oakwood Audio Hi-Fi and Oakwood Professional Sound Systems. In 1985 the brothers Paley and Hildebrand split the assets, the Hildebrand brothers keeping Century 21 Studios while the Paley brothers took ownership of Oakwood Audio.

In 1984, Ron Paley became the co-founder of MediaTouch Salem, New Hampshire. MediaTouch was the first touch screen based radio automation software designed by John Connell ( John was formerly with CBS Radio Boston) and Ron Paley. In 1990, Ron became president of MediaTouch USA and in 1994 with his brother Ted, purchased the world wide rights to the MediaTouch software and brought the product, its development and the client base support to Winnipeg. Ted and Ron then sold off the Hi Fi and Pro Sound businesses founding OMT Technologies Inc in 1995 (OMT – Oakwood MediaTouch).

In 1998, the Hildebrand’s retired the business operations of Century 21 Studios. The AC-DC road crew drove to Winnipeg and bought the Neve Consoles while a Credit Union bought the studio building. Harry Hildebrand founded a music delivery company that offered Point of Sale ads for commercial businesses while John Hildebrand became a free lance engineer to audio and video post production. John also worked closely with the Calgary Stampede organization as their front of house mixer engineer audio producer for the annual Grandstand Show.

The Paley’s took the Oakwood MediaTouch operations public in 2001 with OMT Technologies Inc and took management positions with the publicly traded Company, Ron as Senior Business Developer and Ted as the CFO. In 1993, Ron Paley’s spouse Carol Paley purchased the Oakwood Division from the OMT Public Company, made Oakwood Broadcast a private corporation, became its President and developed a successful ecommerce business www.oakwoodbroadcast.com for Canadian coast to coast distribution.

In 2004, Ted Paley retired from OMT and joined Ron Paley Broadcast as its Business Manager. Ron Paley Broadcast www.ronpaleybroadcast.com. was a consulting company & high tech broadcast equipment distributor that Ron Paley founded to service broadcasters with the latest IP based technology for radio.

Where are they in 2011:
In 2011, John and Harry Hildebrand live in Winnipeg and are still very active in the recording arts as free lance consultants and recording engineers.

In 2009, Ron Paley retired from OMT and joined his brother Ted at Ron Paley Broadcast. Ron consults on broadcast studio projects and web ecommerce development for dealers and distributors while Ted is the General Manager.

Eternals Discography Quality Records:

Girl In The Window - Written by Ron Paley - Harry Hildebrand – Bobby Everitt
Born of Hate - Written by Ron Paley - Harry Hildebrand
Recorded in 1964 RCA Studios Toronto Ron Paley / John Hildebrand Producers

Come Go With Me
Love Me With All Your Heart
Recorded 1965 CKRC Studios Harry Taylor Engineer Bob Burns Producer

Summer Blue / Written by Ron Paley - Harry Hildebrand
Recorded 1966 Kay-Bank Studios Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer,

Raining In My Heart / Written by Buddy Holly
Recorded 1966 Kay-Bank Studios Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer,

Hideaway Insturmental
Recorded 1963 Rosa Warehouse Studio John Hildebrand Engineer Ron Paley Producer

Santa Clause Is Coming To Town / The Eternals 2:15
Recorded 1963 Kay-Bank Studios Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer

Christmas
Recorded 1963 Kay-Bank Studios Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer

My Woman / The Eternals 2:47
Recorded 1968 Kay-Bank Studio Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer,
Written by Randy Bachman

Falling Tears / The Eternals 3:32
Recorded 1968 MKay-Bank Studio Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer,
Written by Mark Hamelin

Window Pane / The Eternals 2:44
Recorded 1968 Kay-Bank Studios Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer

Real World of Mary Ann / Recorded 1968 Kay-Bank Studios Minneapolis, MN Tom Jung Engineer Bob Burns Producer, Written by Randy Bachman

House of Random – Today’s Top 15 Hits – Chimo Records

In Orbit / The Eternals 2:25 featuring Rick Pearson
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Randy Bachman Producer, (Original Song) Written by Jay Clark - Dee Ford

Monster Mash / The Eternals featuring Lead Vocal Rick Pearson
Back Up Vocals Elyse Guyot, Ron Paley, Rick Pearson
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Harry Hildebrand Producer

My Baby Loves Love featuring Lead Vocal Chad Allen
Back Up Vocals Yvette Shaw, Karen Marlinger
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Bob McMullin Producer

Which Way You Going Billy featuring Lead Vocal Elyse Guyot
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Ted Paley Producer

Mama Told Me Not To Come featuring Lead Vocal Lonnie Pannell
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Ron Paley Producer

Ride Captain Ride featuring Lead Vocal Chad Allen & Rick Pearson
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer Harry Hildebrand Producer

United We Stand featuring Lead Vocals Karen Marklinger & Chad Allen
Back Up Vocals Yvette Shaw & Bob McMullin
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Bob McMullin Producer

The Wonder of You featuring Gary Cooper,
Back Up Vocals Yvette Shaw, Karen Mark Linger, Chad Allen
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Bob McMullin Producer

Teach Your Children featuring Rick Pearson,
Back Up Vocals Ted Paley, Ron Paley, Harry Hildebrand
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Ron Paley Producer

Cinnamon Girl featuring Rick Pearson,
Back Up Vocals Ted Paley, Harry Hildebrand
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer. Ron Paley Producer

Yellow River featuring Rick Pearson,
Back Up Vocals Ted Paley, Harry Hildebrand
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer, Harry Hildebrand Producer

Mississippi featuring Chad Allen,
Back Up Vocals Yvette Shaw, Karen Marlinger
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer. Bob McMullin Producer

That Same Old Feeling featuring Elyse Guyot,
Back Up Vocals Yvette Shaw, Karen Mark Linger, Chad Allen
Recorded July 1970 Century 21 Studios, Winnipeg John Hildebrand Engineer. Bob McMullin Producer

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And Suddenly / The Eternals 2:49
Recorded 1966 Rosa Warehouse John Hildebrand Engineer Ron Paley Producer

Think I'm Goin Out of My Head / The Eternals 2:58
Recorded 1966 Rosa Warehouse Studio John Hildebrand Engineer Ron Paley Producer

Jingles Written and Produced by The Eternals

Dixie Lee Chicken Concept and Original Jingle written by Ron Paley – Harry Hildebrand
Producer Bob McMullin
Recorded 1968 at K-Bank Studios Minneapolis

Metro Transit Winnipeg 1973 – Video and Original Jingle written by Ron Paley – Harry Hildebrand
Recorded at Century 21 Studios

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