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date: 12 November 2019

Blue Rodeolocked

  • Gillian Turnbull

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Canadian country-rock band. Formed as the Hi-Fi’s in Toronto in 1978, the group later changed their name to Fly to France and then Red Yellow Blue, while the band worked in New York from 1981 to 1984. After returning to Toronto in 1984, they became Blue Rodeo; at this time its members were Jim Cuddy (b 1955; vocals and electric guitar), Greg Keelor (b 1954; vocals and electric guitar), Bazil Donovan (bass guitar), Cleave Anderson (drums), and Bob Wiseman (piano). The band signed to the Warner Music Group in 1986 and released two albums, Outskirts (1987) and Diamond Mine (1989). Anderson was replaced by Mark French for the group’s third album, Casino (1990). In the early 1990s James Gray replaced Wiseman, Glenn Milchem replaced French, and the pedal-steel guitarist Kim Deschamps was added to the band. This lineup remained intact throughout the 1990s, when the band released some of their most popular albums, including ...

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