Plastic Rat in 1969
The Plastic Rat Blues Band
Surrey, British Columbia
1969 - 1973


Colin Hartridge ~ Drums
Gord Higo ~ Bass, Vocals
Art Kyllonen ~ Guitar
Jim LeClair, Guitar, Vocals

Plastic Rat in 1969

Colin formed a band in 1969 with Shattered Remains members Jim LeClair and Gord Higo, along with school friend, guitarist Art Kyllonen. This new band was named "The Plastic Rat Blues Band".   After a few gigs, Jim left the group, which was now a trio with Art becoming lead guitarist.  Once Jim had left the band, Colin, Gord and Art settled on a new name in 1973, SPARKLING APPLE.

Colin Hartridge, January, 2008

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Last Update:  6 May 2011
Credits:   Colin Hartridge
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