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We're a Canadian Band

written by: spaauw
 
Back in the 1970s, there were a number of bands from Canada which achieved some success outside of Canada, as well as considerable success at home. How many of these Canadian bands do you remember?

Question 1:


This was the first Canadian Band to make it big in the US, and their string of hits, including "These Eyes", "Share the Land" and "American Woman" remains unequaled.
Rush
The Stampeders
Guess Who
Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Question 2:


This group was formed when Canadian band Brave Belt reformed and had considered themselves a hard rock metal band. Their hits included "Takin' Care of Business", "Let it Ride" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet".
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Lighhouse
April Wine
Rush

Question 3:


Some bands are considered Canadian bands in Canada because they spent time in Canada or had a Canadian member, although they aren't considered Canadian bands outside of Canada. Which of the following bands is NOT considered a Canadian band under these terms?
The Band
Steppenwolf
Poco
Heart

Question 4:


Which of these 1970s horn bands had a Canadian lead singer, who was once deported from the US for working illegally (as a singer)?
Tower of Power
Chicago
Chase
Blood, Sweat and Tears

Question 5:


This band, formed in 1968, had many hits in Canada before finally hitting the US charts in 1982?
Lighthouse
Guess Who
April Wine
Rush

Question 6:


This family band from southern Ontario had a monster hit with "Heartbeat, it's a Lovebeat".
The DeFranco Family
The Osmonds
The Jets
The Poppy Family

Question 7:


The Irish Rovers, who had a top ten hit in 1968 with "The Unicorn" were a Canadian band.
True
False

Question 8:


What Canadian band had a top ten hit in the US in 1971 with the sappy sweet love long "Stay Awhile"?
April Wine
The Bells
The Poppy Family
Ian & Sylvia

Question 9:


What Toronto band had hits in the US with "One Fine Morning" and "Sunny Days".
Mashmakan
April Wine
Lighthouse
Chiliwack

Question 10:


Which of the following Canadian bands of the early 70s failed to crack the US top 10?
The Stampeders
5 Man Electrical Band
Edward Bear
Jericho

Question 11:


This Montreal band, one of the biggest in Canada in the 70s, had three hits in the US, including "Could Have Been a Lady".
April Wine
Edward Bear
Lighthouse
5 Man Electrical Band

Question 12:


This Canadian Duo had a couple of US hits. One of the members went on to have a number one song in the US in 1974, after the duo, who were married, split up.
Ian & Sylvia
The Bells
The Poppy Family
Barenaked Ladies

 


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