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The Five Man Electrical Band - 1971 - Coming Of Age


The Five Man Electrical Band was a rock group from Canada's capital city of Ottawa, best known for their 1971 hit single "Signs" written by Les Emmerson and reached #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in August 1971. Ted Gerow (keyboards), Brian Rading (bass), Rick 'Bell' Belanger (drums), Les Emmerson (vocals, guitar) and Mike 'Bell' Belanger (2nd drums). Although they never achieved lasting success, The Five Man Electrical Band was one of Canada's best loved and hardest working rock and roll bands of the sixties and seventies. Originally formed in Ottawa, Ontario in 1964 as the Staccatos (Rick Belanger, Les Emmerson, Brian Rading & Vern Craig), the group first gained national recognition in 1967, when they recorded an album for Quality Records called, "A Wild Pair', shared with The Guess Who. The L.P. had some success in Canada, and later that year a single was released by Capitol Records called "Half Past Midnight" which sold around 25,000 copies. Basing themselves in Los Angeles in 1968 as The Five Man Electrical Band, the band toured extensively in the late 60s early 70s, sharing the stage with some of the major acts of the era such as The Allman Brothers, Sly & The Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, BTO and many others. The album, "Coming Of Age" was released in January 1972 and contained the band's second hit single, "Absolutely Right", which sold 750,000 copies and reached #26 on Billboard. Disbanded in 1975.

01 - Coming Of Age
02 - Find The One
03 - Absolutely Right
04 - Country Girl
05 - Julianna
06 - Friends & Family
07 - Isn't It A Long Hard Road
08 - Me & Harley Davidson
09 - Whole Lotta Heavy (Reprise)
10 - Signs (Bonus Track)

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