45 raphaels someday

$600.00

Raphaels - Someday b/w I Change My Mind

Format: 45
Label: private QC 272
Year: 1965
Origin: Ottawa, Ontario
Genre: rock, garage
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $600.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Rarest Canadian Music, 1960's, The Canadian Garage, Ontario, Canadian Rock

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Someday

Side 2

Track Name
I Change My Mind

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45 raphaels i change my mind

Raphaels - Someday b/w I Change My Mind

45 raphaels someday

Someday b/w I Change My Mind

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Information/Write-up

David (Dave) Leroux: lead vocals and lead guitar
Claude Gravel: rhythm guitar and vocals
Peter Christensen: bass guitar and vocals
Daryl Wadsworth: organ and vocals
Greig Lund: drums and vocals

My name is David Leroux and I was a member of the Raphaels. The Raphaels name came from the artist/painter Raphael. My school principal suggested it in my Rideau High School days. Since I was one of the early folks with long hair not yet allowed in schools at that time, I quickly agreed with him! He said we were all good artists!

We were always a definite part of the “BIG 12″ shows. The “action” pictures from from those shows.

My Mom made all our frill shirts…and that my sister ironed them for each gig! My poor Mom was our biggest fan but passed away in 1973 at the age of 42 from cancer. The shorts and suspenders were my idea. In those days the friendly rivalry between bands was pretty cool. Everyone was looking for that little edge over the other for recognition … quite fun at times.

I still cherish and hold safely the original metal press of the record!

The website finding was an incredibly timed event. We have not seen each other in about 40 years. Two of the members last month accidently found themselves standing at an ATM machine and then recognized each other. They knew where I was located through some previous email contacts. We are having a band reunion this coming Saturday as a result!

After the finish of the The Raphaels, I eventually formed a new band called “A Group Called BUBS” with my brother, Ralph, from the Skaliwags and guitar player, John Bacho along with other local musicians of the times. The “BUBS” had a very successful time and then we all decided it was time to say it was fun and time to move forward. CFRA radio gave us an incredible farewell concert at Pineland of those days. We all moved on in life but have maintained contact and reunion times over the years.

I am now moved on as a Labour Law Advisor with the Federal Department of Labour working and living in Kingston, Ontario.

-David Leroux

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