November 30, 2004

SJP


Artist: Chilliwack




1970 LINE-UP
Bill Henderson (lead vocals, guitars, piano)
Glenn Miller (bass, guitar)
Ross Turney (drums)
Clair Lawrence (keyboards, flute, sax, piano)

1971 LINE-UP
Bill Henderson (lead vocals, guitars, piano)
Ross Turney (drums)
Clair Lawrence (keyboards, flute, sax, piano)

1972-1978 LINE-UP
Bill Henderson (lead vocals, guitars, synths)
Glenn Miller (bass, backing vocals)
Ross Turney (drums)
Howard Froese (guitar, backing vocals, keys; joined in 1973)
Brian Macleod (lead guitars, vocals; joined in 1977)

1979-1984 LINE-UP
Bill Henderson (lead vocals, guitars, synths)
Brian Macleod (lead guitars, vocals)
Ab Bryant (bass)
Rick Taylor (drums; 1979 only)
John Roles (guitar; 1979 only)

Born in Vancouver, Bill Henderson grew up in Western Canada and began earning a living as a musician while still in high school. He studied music at the University of British Columbia and in 1964 was asked to join a group of musicians who had previously been in The Classics.

After two years of high school and teen hall dances they managed to land a record deal with Valiant Records and after recording their debut single, "Looking At A Baby", they were given the new name of The Collectors. The group managed two albums and a string of radio singles between 1967 and 1970 before changing their name to Chilliwack, with Henderson assuming lead vocal duties, after the departure of Howie Vickers from the Collectors.

The new 4-piece Chilliwack released their self-titled debut on Parrot Records in 1970 and had moderate radio success with "Rain-O" as a single.

Glenn Miller left for their follow-up double album set (also self-titled) in 1971, but returned after the departure of Claire Lawrence (who would go on to a solo career), for 1972's 'All Over You'.

The three member line-up was augmented in 1973 with the addition of Howard Froese as second guitarist and the band hooked up with pop tunesmith and Poppy Family main-man Terry Jacks who produced 1974's 'Riding High' album on his own Goldfish label. The record featured the hit single "Crazy Talk".

1975 saw the band switch this time to Casino Records for 'Rockerbox' which yielded no radio singles.

Chilliwack which switch to fledgling Vancouver record label Mushroom in 1976 and struck gold with four singles from that year's 'Dreams, Dreams, Dreams' album including "California Girls" and "Fly At Night".

1977 saw another line-up shake up with the departure of Howard Froese who was replaced by Brian "Too Loud" MacLeod for the album 'Lights From The Valley' in 1978.

By the third Mushroom release in 1979 ('Breakdown In Paradise') Chilliwack consisted of Bill Henderson and Brian MacLeod and featured a complete line-up change with the addition of Ab Bryant (bass), Rick Taylor (drums) and ex-Bond guitarist John Roles.

With the bankruptcy of Mushroom Records, Chilliwack moved homebase to Solid Gold Records and lost Rick Taylor and John Roles in the process. Their first LP for the label, 'Wanna Be A Star', yielded several radio hits in "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)" - which won the band a JUNO Award in 1981, "(Don't Wanna) Live For A Living", and "I Believe".

'Opus X' in 1982 continued their hit streak as the trio rode the crest of renewed popularity. A greatest hits called 'Segue' was quickly fashioned for 1983 and the band followed that with their final studio release 'Look In, Look Out' before Solid Gold Records went bankrupt and took Chilliwack's good fortunes with it.

Brian MacLeod, would find similar success with his own act the Headpins before succumbing to cancer in the mid-90s.

Henderson's talents as a record producer have been much sought after. In addition to his work with Chilliwack, he has also produced recordings for The Nylons, Long John Baldry, Jr. Gone Wild, Toronto, The Irish Rovers, and The West End Girls among other. In 1982 he won the JUNO Award for "Producer Of The Year". Henderson has also been past president of The Songwriter's Association Of Canada and SOCAN.

Glenn Miller lives in the east end of Toronto with his wife, Jackie Cale, and plays bass in The John Bell Band on a part time basis. His day job is working for a market research company and he hand builds furniture in his spare time; Henderson spent the '90s performing and recording with the acoustic music group Ulrich, Henderson, Forbes (UHF). He still tours Chilliwack and holds positions of prominence of some of Canada's music organizations such as the Songwriter's Association; Turney lives in L.A.; Lawrence has become an accomplished producer and solo artist as well; Vickers is semi-retired now and lives in Fort Langley, BC.

with notes from Mark McTaggart, James Schoening and Glenn Miller.



Singles
1970 Chain Train/Must Have Been Blind (Parrot/London) 350
1970 Chain Train/Osaka (Parrot - USA) 350
1970 Rain-O/I Got You Fixed (Parrot/London) PAR-2535
1970 Everyday/Sundown (A & M) PAR-2536
1971 Lonesome Mary/Ridin' (A & M) AMX-321
1972 Groundhog/Me And You (A & M) AM-1395
1974 There's Something I Like About That/In And Out (Goldfish/A & M) GF-105
1974 Crazy Talk/In And Out (Goldfish/A & M) GS-110
1974 Come On Over/Time Don't Mean A Thing To Ya' (Goldfish/A & M) GS-114
1974 Last Day of December/[same] (Casino) C7-107
1974 Riding High/ (Casino) C7-110
1977 California Girl/Reach (Mushroom) M-7022
1977 Fly At Night/Mary Lou And Me (Mushroom) M-7024
1977 Something Better/Rain-O (Mushroom) M-7025
1977 Baby Blue/Something Better (Mushroom) M-7028
1978 Arms Of Mary/I Wanna Be The One (Mushroom) M-7033
1978 Never Be The Same/I Wanna Be The One (Mushroom) M-7038
1979 Communication Breakdown/Are You With Me (Mushroom) M-7045
1981 My Girl/Sign Here (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-712
1981 I Believe/(Don't Wanna) Live For A Living [double A-side] (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-716
1981 I Believe/Living In Stereo (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-716
1982 Whatcha Gonna Do (When I'm Gone)/Really Don't Mind (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-725
1982 Secret Information/You're Gonna Last (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-729
1982 Lean On Me/Night Time (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-736
1983 Don't Stop/Lonesome Mary (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-747
1983 Don't Stop/Got You On My Mind (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-752
1983 Are You Really Gonna Walk Out/Gettin' Better (Solid Gold/A & M) SGS-757

Albums
1970 Chilliwack (Parrot/London) PAS-71040
1971 Chilliwack [double LP] SP-3509(A & M)
1972 All Over You (A & M) SP-4375
1974 Riding High (Goldfish/A & M) GFLP-1003
1975 Rockerbox (Casino/A & M) CAS-1006
1976 Dreams, Dreams, Dreams (Mushroom) MRS-5006
1978 Lights From The Valley (Mushroom) MRS-5011
1979 Breakdown In Paradise (Mushroom) MRS-5015
1981 Wanna Be A Star (Solid Gold/A & M) SGR-1006
1982 Opus X (Solid Gold/A & M) SGR-1014
1983 Segue (Solid Gold/A & M) SGR-1020
1984 Look In, Look Out (Solid Gold/A & M) SGR-1023
1988 Chilliwack's Greatest Hits [CD] (CBS)
2003 There And Back [CD] (independent)

Video


Compilation Tracks
1974 "There's Something I Like Abut That" on 'Dynamite' (K-Tel) TC-219
1974 "Crazy Talk" on 'Out Of Sight' (K-Tel) TC-220
1975 "Makin' Time" and "Come On Over" on 'Heavy Canada' (Mercury) 9299-807



Official Bill Henderson Website
Chilliwack Fansite
COMING IN OCTOBER 2011: The book version of the Encyclopedia.

Click on the image and pre-order now!


Photobucket


Submit corrections, additions and feedback







HOT MUSIC HEADLINES
Q & A with the Arctic Monkeys
Selena Gomez swears, storms off stage at Jingle Ball
R. Kelly: 'I met my match in Lady Gaga'
Rebecca Black debuts 'Friday' follow-up
Jay Z, Drake earn top Grammy nominations
Ed Sheeran paid his dues for singer-songwriter success
CD reviews: Bad Religion, Erasure and Nick Lowe top Christmas albums
Drake pulls out of Grammy's concert
How Christina Aguilera got her groove back
The most iconic '90s videos
More Headlines
Britney Spears ponders retirement after Las Vegas residency
Kanye West plays to half-empty arena in Kansas City
Our top Grammy nomination picks
Hilary Duff preparing for pop comeback
Gucci Mane faces gun charges
Lady Gaga announces Canadian tour
Katy Perry, John Mayer pose together in 'Who You Love' cover art
A semi ‘Orange is the New Black’ holiday special
Reggae legend Junior Murvin dies at 67
Rza pays tribute to Paul Walker through song


Who's coming and when
Want to know when your favourite band is coming to town? Check out Clive, JAM Music's extensive Canadian concert listings.

TV Listings
Wondering what's on tonight? Check out our TV listings for the complete schedule in your area.
Movie Listings
Find out what's playing at a theatre near you.








Do you think Kanye West should have the book thrown at him for fighting with a photographer?
Yes
No


Results | Story