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Gregorash, Joey

Origin: Winnipeg, Manitoba, 🇨🇦

Joey's musical career began in the mid 60's with a brief interest in the violin. "My father played and we constantly had those wonderful kitchen parties where he and my musical relatives played till the wee hours. I miss those days! That's where I got my musical inspiration." When the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in February, 1964, Joey's interests turn to rock and the drums. Along with long time friend, John Nykon, Joey formed The Mongrels which became one of Manitoba's most popular bands. "I wish the kids today could have what we had, a place to play and socialize every weekend with hundreds of choices". "Winnipeg was the hotbed of entertainment in Canada! We were like a little Liverpool. I look back and fondly call it LiverPEG!". Joey made the transition from drummer to lead singer one night, when the original lead was removed from the band by his parents, just thirty minutes before a dance for poor school grades. "That was my first induction to the pressure of that show biz phrase that the show must go on!" laughs Joey. There were some interesting lyrical interpretations that night at Maple Leaf Community Club, like Route 66 for example, "Wheh few ev pan a mow wes!" (Well if you ever plan to motor west.) Actually, it was this incident that would begin a journey to some major music success for Joey Gregorash!


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This 1967 pic was taken in minneapolis by photographer  hans sipma  who was the mongrels roadie. sipma went on to have a successful photographic career in vancouver.

This 1967 pic was taken in Minneapolis by photographer, Hans Sipma, who was The Mongrels roadie. Sipma went on to have a successful photographic career in Vancouver.

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As Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau once said…”Well, here is-a look-king-a at you kid.”

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Joey and the kernel %28sean rickner%29 toured manitoba with the s'kiddle bits family concerts. the kernel was a popular character on s'kiddle bits and later  cky%e2%80%99s high noon.

Joey and The Kernel (Sean Rickner) toured Manitoba with the S'Kiddle Bits Family Concerts. The Kernel was a popular character on S'Kiddle Bits and later, CKY’s High Noon.

Winnipeg was chosen to host the 1967 pan american games. champions then   now. here's a fun photo of the mongrels performing at the pan am games.

Winnipeg was chosen to host the 1967 Pan American Games. Champions then & now. Here's a fun photo of The Mongrels performing at the Pan Am Games.

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Early 1968 when The Mongrels appeared on the CBC television show ‘Let's Go’ hosted by Chad Allen (of Chad Allen and the Expressions fame and Guess Who fame).

Joey gregorash performs the hits of the 60s and 70s at a very special concert feb 6th at joey gregorash tribute to the 60s   70s at the club regent

Joey Gregorash performs the hits of the 60s and 70s at a very special concert Feb 6th at Joey Gregorash Tribute To The 60s & 70s At The Club Regent

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1968 – hundreds of teens crowd Polo Park Mall to hear The Mongrels with lead singer, Joey Gregorash.

Winnipeg has been home to many big names in the music world  including local legend joey gregorash  who rocked the charts in the 1960s  70s and 80s. join joey feb 6 casinos of winnipeg club regent

Winnipeg has been home to many big names in the music world, including local legend Joey Gregorash, who rocked the charts in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Join Joey Feb 6 Casinos of Winnipeg Club Regent

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The Walrus was formed in 1969 and was together for 18 months. Original members were Joey (lead vocal) Ron Risko (bass guitar) Dave Carbert (piano) Brian McMillan (lead guitar) & Mike Elliott (drums) Later, Dave Connors & Brian Long joined the band

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In 1967, The Mongrels opened for both Neil Diamond and The Kingsmen (Louie Louie) at the University of Manitoba (UMSU).

In 1968  joey hosted the cjay tv show  young as you are showcasing canadian bands every saturday night. this particular week it was local band haymarket riot.

In 1968, Joey hosted the CJAY TV show, Young As You Are showcasing Canadian bands every Saturday night. This particular week it was local band Haymarket Riot.

A 1970 interview with cfgm radio dj  john hart  promoting jodie

A 1970 interview with CFGM radio DJ, John Hart, promoting Jodie

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Joey at the 1972 Juno Awards pictured here with CFRW’s Chuck Chandler and Polydor Records exec Lori Braun

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