Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Quid, A great band from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, The band picture is taken at the Twilight Zone club 1965. Picture features Ron Rene on vocals, Morley Nichols on Bass, Al Johnston on Drums, Colin Palmer, and Bill Pavlik on Guitars. Their were two other drummers with the band at different times, Lenny Fidkalo and Dwayne St. Marie. Bob Barton was a singer with this band also. Ron went on to "The Fifth" and was always a great voice and front man. He unfortunately left the music scene which prompted Burton Cummings to sing a line in one of the Guess who songs, "And fade away, Like Ron Rene, Allright." To Bad...
The Quid was a Canadian garage rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, active during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Quid was formed in 1964 in Winnipeg by musicians who were performing at the Twilight teen club. The original band members included Ron Rene, Bill Pavlik, Colin Palmer, Al Johnson and Morley Nickles. Their single "Lover, Lover" charted on the Canadian Top 100. They were the featured band on the compilation album Winnipeg 1965–66.
Johnson left the band and was replaced by Lenny Fidkalo.
In 1966 the band released a single, "Crazy Things", on Eagle Records. It was included as a bonus track on the CD reissue of the early garage rock compilation album Pebbles, Volume 2.
A 1980s concert in Winnipeg called "Shakin' All Over" brought the Quid together with other notable acts from the Winnipeg scene, including Neil Young, Randy Bachman, C. F. "Fred" Turner of Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) and Burton Cummings of the Guess Who. Later in the decade, after Rene left the band, the others recruited singer Bobby Barton, but soon disbanded.
In the fall of 2007, Ron Rene (real name Ron Kreshka) died in Vancouver of a heart attack.