April Wine – I Like To Rock Official Video

April Wine – I Like To Rock Official Video
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Quintessential Canadian Rockers April Wine to be inducted to Canadian Music Hall of FameThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce the induction of hard-rock band, April Wine, to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2009, the group marked its 40th anniversary a celebrated span of time that has produced an impressive repertoire of hits among its 16 studio albums all which have surpassed gold status. April Wine will receive their honour at THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Sunday, April 18th during CTVs live broadcast.
April Wine formed in late 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but vocalist/guitarist Myles Goodwyn, guitarist David Henman, drummer Ritchie Henman and bassist Jimmy Henman soon moved to Montreal. “Fast Train,” their first hit, appeared in 1971, the same year as the self-titled debut album. Jimmy Henman left soon after and was replaced by Jimmy Clench. The next year brought the band’s first Canadian number one single, “You Could Have Been a Lady,” from On Record. David and Ritchie Henman left before the next album, Electric Jewels, could be recorded; they were replaced by Jerry Mercer and Gary Moffet. After April Wine Live (1974) and Stand Back (1975), Steve Lang replaced Clench, who left to join Bachman-Turner Overdrive and later Loverboy. In 1976, The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazy became the first Canadian album to go platinum and their resulting tour was the first to gross one million dollars. Forever for Now appeared in 1976, followed by April Wine Live at the El Mocambo in 1977. Guitarist Brian Greenway was added that same year, making the band a sextet. After 1978’s First Glance and 1979’s Harder…Faster, “Just Between You and Me” became April Wine’s biggest U.S. hit. The single (one of three Top 40 American singles by the band) propelled 1981’s Nature of the Beast to platinum-record status. Power Play followed in 1982, and 1984’s Animal Grace was their last album. Myles Goodwyn recorded his first self titled solo album in 1988. Four years later, all the original members joined for a Canadian tour, which convinced them to resume recording. “If You Believe in Me,” the band’s first single in eight years, was followed by 1993’s Attitude. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide

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14 comments

  1. John Gowler says:

    Awesome Shirt lead singer is wearing the Loop out of Chicago Illinois they like to ROCK as well and kick ass!!!

  2. joe d says:

    hey A___rial W___ine , I will pay you 200 cash to play at my 30th reunion this year!! you guys are the first rock band to have had our high school band play at half time, we love you!!

  3. Rob Gravelle says:

    Le Studio! Been there! The same room where Moving Pictures was recorded (among others) by another somewhat obscure Canadian band!

  4. Ronnie Rountree says:

    definitly a hall of fame band that dont get the recognition they deserve so what their from canada my all time fave Roller is the ass kickin song ever

  5. Doobie1975 says:

    Where can I get the longer version that is featured in the video, I notice the album version is shorter than this version featured on here.

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