Casson ~ Drums
Wes Chambers ~ Sax
Rich England ~ Saxophone
David Foster ~ Piano
Bobby Faulds ~ Lead Vocals
Bill Stewart ~ Trumpet, Valve Trombone
Mike Stymest ~ Bass
In Memory of
d: October 2014
d: April 2015
d: April 2015
This Band was called "The Canadian Strangers", and featured a very young "David Foster". This group evolved out of the previous "Bobby Faulds and The Strangers", and had most of the same guys... Bobby, Barry, Bill, & Wes. By this time, Doug Edwards and I had left and moved over to Vancouver to gig.
Brian Newcombe, January 2004
I was with the group when we backed up Chuck Berry, we went on tour with him, around Britain & one show in Paris, France at the Paris Olympia Theatre. We did a big show at "Brian Epstein's-Shaftsbury Theatre with Chuck Berry when the audience started a riot! It was in Reuters News all over the world!
In the "Royal-Box" was Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Mamma Cass, Epstein & the audience started to Boo them... because the audience were "Teddy-boys & Rockers" & the Beatles had changed their way of music & they didn't like it!
We, the Canadian Strangers, had to do two songs before we brought on Chuck & the audience Boo'd us, till Chuck Berry came out & said if they didn't give us a chance, then he wasn't coming on! There were about eight other acts on stage before us & they too, were boo'd. When Chuck finally came on the audience went "Nuts" & started ripping out chairs, & literally going CRAZY.!!!
The show was cut in half, as Berry refused to do any more... & that's when all-hell broke loose! The audience started to jump on the stage until they brought down a "Steel-Curtain "We all had to stay in our dressing rooms for about 6 hours till the Theatre was emptied by the police & the crowd disappeared!
Just a little Trivia from my side.
Bobby Faulds January 2004