Morning Star - Photo Courtesy of Harry Creech
Harry Creech, Dave Vidal, Jim Smith, Roy Rhymer, Don Chandler
Morning Star
Victoria, British Columbia
1969 - 1978


Don Chandler ~ Bass
Harry Creech ~ Drums
Roy Rhymer ~ Guitar
Jim Smith ~ Guitar, Vocals
Carl Smyth ~ Bass
Dave Vidal ~ Guitar

Morning Star was founded in Victoria BC early in 1969 with Dave Vidal on guitar, Carl Smyth on bass, and Harry Creech on drums. By 1972 the band had expanded to 5 members, with the addition of Jim Smith, guitar and vocals, Roy Rhymer, guitar, and Don Chandler on bass. Playing all original material, Morning Star was a staple of the old Club Tango underground scene and the university pub circuit. In the later 70's, the band reformed one last time, becoming a trio with Dave Vidal on guitar, Roy Rhymer on bass, and Harry Creech on drums.

Harry Creech, March 2003

Morning Star at the Club Tango - Image Courtesy of Harry Creech
Morning Star at Victoria's notorious Club Tango

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Last Update:  4 March 2012
Credits:  Harry Creech

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