Gary Weeks and Dave Beckett, as live performers were hilarious with a song and comedy act that helped ensure their success. They started slowly with their debut on the Quality label "I'm A Rider"; then their first Axe single in 1971 "Can't You Do It Now" (AXE 2) and gained momentum with their third "Here It Comes Again". Their fourth "Could You Ever Love Me Again" reached number one on the Top 100 in November 1973 as their album and single charted across Canada supported by their first cross-Canada tour opening for The Stampeders. 'Together', their first album was released in 1974 which included their follow-up success "I Fell In Love With You Sometime". By late 1974, London Records had released Gary and Dave's recordings in the United States and many other countries (reaching #4 in Australia).
A string of hits followed from their second album (re-issued now as 'Forever') such as "It Might As Well Rain Until September", "All In The Past Now", "I Can't Find The Words" and "I May Never See You Again".
Gary Weeks and Dave Beckett took flying lessons while on the road, receiving their pilot licenses and flew for a time for Air Canada between Ottawa and Montreal. Dave has three grown daughters and lives with his second wife Katia in Brazil commuting to South Korea where he is a flying instructor for Boeing. Gary and Claudette have three grown sons and after joining the ministry, served for many years in Ireland and more recently in Toronto.
Gary Weeks: vocals, accordion, guitars
Dave Beckett: vocals
Joe Clarke: congas
Malcolm Tomlinson: drums
Stan Theriault: guitars
Paul Clinch: drums
Sebastian Agnello: guitars
Peter Goodale: piano
Dwayne Ford: piano
Ollie Strong: steel guitar
Eugene Amaro: flute
Jack Zaza: mandolin and harmonica
Dick Berg: french horn
Les Foster: accordion
Doug Randle: string and horn arrangements
Produced by Greg Hambleton
Engineered by Terry Brown, Peter Houston and Bob Liftin
Cover photography: Murray Wilson and Larry LeBlanc
CD Design: Backyard Design
buy the album here: http://www.axerecords.ca/GaryAndDave-Forever.html