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Members Of The Band:
Larry Gowan (Vocals and Keyboards)
Steve Shelski (Guitar and Keyboards)
Ken Greer (Guitar and Vocals)
Terry Gowan (Bass and Vocals)
Steve Petrie (Drums)
Comments: Another in a long line of Gowan summer concerts at the Ontario Place Forum that Rhonda and I attended over the years. Actually, the very first Gowan concert that I attended at the Ontario Place Forum was with my friend Henry, one week prior to Rhonda and my wedding. Gowan was the first concert that Rhonda and I actually ever saw together, later on that summer of 1985.
By this point in time the band had taken on a much harder edge, with the addition of ex Coney Hatch guitarist Steve Shelski and Red Rider alumnus Ken Greer on second guitar. The new material showed a maturity for Gowan, both in subject matter and musical structure. He even threw in a rousing version of The Loving Spoonful’s Summer The The City for good measure. The new material was great done up live. Fire It Up was meant to be a show opener. Hell, my favorite Gowan tune, Victory, still managed to hang on in the set.