Some may have a rather hazy recollection of the 1960s and 1970s but Moose Jaw rock fans are being asked to search their music memories.
Brock Silversides, a former Saskatchewan resident now living and working in Toronto, is gathering information, stories and photos for a book on the history of Saskatchewan rock bands from the late 1960s to early 1970s.
He said it is a topic generally overlooked in the history of Canadian popular music.
“In particular I am focussing on Witness Inc. - a band from Saskatoon featuring Kenny Shields and The Andantes/later Wascana from Regina, featuring Daryl Gutheil.
“Both these bands played regularly at Temple Gardens, and likely some local high schools as well, from 1965 to 1975.
“These two bands most people will recognize as being the most important bands of the era. They gave rise to a group that’s so well known called Street Heart, which is a combination of the two bands.
“Back in the late 1960s, they clearly stood above all the other rock bands in the province and they toured across Canada and a little bit into the States and were very popular.”
Silversides is hoping Moose Jaw fans of either or both of these bands will tell him about any recollections they have of seeing the performances.
To contact Silversides, call 416-978-7119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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