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April Wine

April Wine is a Canadian rock band formed in 1969. According to the band they chose the name 'April Wine' simply because it was two words that sounded good together. The band would go on to release over 20 albums and forge a live performance reputation that sees them still drawing devoted crowds across Canada and around the world 37 years after taking their first steps into the Hard Rock spotlight.

== The early years =

April Wine began in late 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia Original members were brothers David Henman on guitar and Richie Henman on drums. Their cousin Jim Henman joined in on bass. To complete the sound Myles Goodwyn joined in on lead vocals and guitar. In early 1970 the band relocated to Montreal. Shortly after arriving in their new home the band were signed by Aquarius Records. They recorded their first self-titled album April Wine (1971) which included the hit "Fast Train". "Fast Train" received fairly steady airplay on radio stations across Canada and established Myles Goodwyn as the band's main songwriter. The single's success gave the band's label confidence and work began on a second album, but not before a change...
years active 1969–present
country Canada
status Active
music genre Hard rock
current members Myles Goodwyn
Brian Greenway
Jerry Mercer
Jim Clench
past members Gary Moffat
Steve Lang
Richie Henman
David Henman
Jim Henman
Steve Segal
Carl Dixon

license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia


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