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1975-04-20 – The Stampeders

Bond Setlist Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, ON, Canada 1975Artist: Bond
Venue: Civic Auditorium, Oshawa ON
Date: April 20, 1975
Tour: opening for The Stampeders

Members Of The Band
Teddy Trenholm (Vocals and Keyboards)
Bill Dunn (Vocals and Bass)
John Roles (Lead Guitar)
Alex MacDougall (Lead, Rhythm and Slide Guitar)
Jeff Hamilton (Drums, Vocals and Percussion)
Comments: Exact setlist and order unknown
Dancing On A Saturday Night
Bond - Dancin' On A Saturday Night


Thundermug Setlist Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, ON, Canada 1975

Artist: Thundermug
Venue: Civic Auditorium, Oshawa ON
Date: April 20, 1975
Tour: opening for The StampedersEd Pranskus on the skins

Members Of The Band
Joe de Angelis (Guitar, Vocals)
Bill Durst (Keyboards, Guitar)
James Corbet (Bass)
Ed Pranskus (Drums)



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Comments: Exact set list and order unknown



The StamStampeders Setlist Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, ON, Canada 1975peders
Venue: Civic Auditorium, Oshawa ON
Date: April 20, 1975
Tour: Steamin’

Members Of The Band
Rich Dodson (Guitar and Vocals)
Ronnie King (Bass and Vocals)
Kim Berly (Drums and Vocals)

Comments: Exact set list and order unknown. That being said, I believe this was the first concert I ever attended. Well, “big” name concert at the very least. At the time me Mom worked with Ted Trenholm’s Mom and so, I had a connection, however tenuous, with one of the bRonnie King of The Stampedersands playing at the Civic Auditorium that evening. Bond acquitted themselves admirably. Thundermug were a complete unknown but they blew me away. Especially their current hit single Africa (dig that crazy bird)… While I was working on the new (and improved?) in general, and this very piece in particular I was curious as to the photograph of the drummer which I took. I knew it had to be Thundermug’s drummer but I had to make sure. So, I did what anybody would do these days when they were curious… I hit the internet. Thundermug’s drummer is, I discovered, Ed Pranskus. A check of the ubiquitous Facebook found an Ed Pranskus alive and well. So, for accuracy sake, I got in touch with Ed and, ultimately, sent him the photo. It was him. He was floored; I was floored. Thirty-eight odd years down the line I actually made a connection with the person who was, in fact, the subject of my first EVER concert photograph.

And just how cool is that?

The Stampeders blew me away. For a three piece band they filled every single inch of open space with sound. Ronnie King’s thundering bass lines, Rich Dodson’s quicksilver guitar licks and Kim Berly’s infectious drum hooks whet my appetite for more live music. Truly, they sparked a passion which has never waned over all the years to come. Their harmonies were excellent yet just ragged enough to epitomize rock ‘n’ roll. To this very day their 1974 live album, Backstage Pass, still finds regular rotation on my playlist.

I just wish they would come back to the GTA one day soon so I could have the opportunity to go and see them and, perhaps, shoot them live once again.


Stampeders, Ramona

Wild Eyes

The Stampeders - Wild Eyes

Devil You

The Stampeders - Devil You



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