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Strange Movies - Summer in the City b/w Christine

Format: 45
Label: Van Records 2100 103
Year: 1971
Origin: Kelowna - Vancouver, British Columbia, 🇨🇦
Genre: rock, garage
Value of Original Title: $75.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, Rock Room, Van Records, British Columbia


Side 1

Track Name
Summer in the City

Side 2

Track Name


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45-Strange Movies - Summer In The City bw Christine VINYL 02

45 strange movies   summer in the city bw christine vinyl 01

Summer in the City b/w Christine


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Although the Song 'Summer in the City' was written by the three Americans John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone of 'The Lovin' Spoonful', it was the fourth member, a Canadian Zany Zal Yanovsky who added zest. He played lead guitar, percussions, backing vocals on the song and struck a garbage can with a drumstick to produce the song's crashing introduction. Zalman Yanovsky was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1996.

Strange Movies won several “Battles of the Bands” in the Kootenays and other areas of the province. The band became popular in many cities and towns and was in demand for concerts and school dances.

In the summer of 1968 the band moved to Vancouver and rented a house on Marine Drive and Fraser. Some of the prestigious venues the band played in were “The Big Mother”, “The White House”, "The Village Bistro” and many high schools. They also played at the Forum in the PNE grounds.

Strange Movies became Vancouver's first power blues trio and started to perform regularly to sell out crowds.

The band recorded two 45’s that did well enough to be noticed by a club owner in Bermuda. After very few negotiations the band was flown over to play at the “Ace of Clubs” in Hamilton, Bermuda and was fortunate to be asked back again the following season.

In between gigs in Bermuda the band played in New York and Toronto. It was now the fall of 1972. After the two seasons in Bermuda the band had to make up its mind as to what to do and Don Burnett decided to come home to Kelowna to pursue a career in horticulture with his Dad.

Bill Campbell: guitar, vocals
Dan Ferworn: bass, vocals
Don Burnett: drums, vocals

Produced by K.H. Productions


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