This group 'The Tornadoes' was formed in high school (Lord Byng in Vancouver, Canada) in 1960. We played together for about a year.
Ken Ferrar ~ Guitar
Norm Glass ~ Guitar
Ted Lewis (Duris Maxwell) ~ Drums
Wayne Morris ~ Saxophone
In Memory of
Norman B. Glass
d: 10 July 2011
I was really impressed when these guys asked me to join their band because they were all in senior high and I was just in junior high. We played the usually community hall and school dances - but we never recorded anything. Wayne and I have remained great friends for all these years. We served together on the executive board of the Vancouver Musicians Association for a while. Wayne is still serving there.
We came up with our snazzy band name because we were such big fans of 'Johnny and the Hurricanes'. We freely admit that coming up with 'The Tornadoes' was hardly a stroke of genius, but we were also really young.
We had lots of fun playing together and all our little friends thought that we were just unbelievably cool. It was a few short weeks after the earth cooled back then, so what do you expect?
Duris Maxwell, October 2006