Copperpenny

Formed 1965. Disbanded 1978
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Copperpenny

Copperpenny Biography (Wikipedia)

Copperpenny was a Canadian rock band from Kitchener, Ontario. They were formed in 1965 by Kenny Hollis and Rich Wamil, and were originally known as the Penny Farthings to reflect the British Invasion. Not long after their formation they adopted Copperpenny as their new moniker, after a B-side by Toronto band The Paupers.

In 1968, the release of "Nice Girl" on Columbia Records garnered moderate success. They soon switched to RCA and enjoyed a minor hit with "Stop (Wait A Minute)." However, it was not until their move to Sweet Plum Records, a division of London Records, where they would enjoy their first major success.

"You're Still The One" was the band's first mainstream hit and the follow-up, 1973's "Sitting on a Poor Man's Throne," was recorded in Dearborn, Michigan, with Richard Becker.

Copperpenny continued to record as they toured throughout the United States with headlining acts such as Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger, The Guess Who and Uriah Heep.

1975 saw them sign on with Capitol Records. They made several appearances on television shows such as "Keith Hampshire's Music Machine". Copperpenny even had a short-lived variety show that launched the career of an unknown magician named Doug Henning.

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Why Don't You Go For Me
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I've Been Hurt Before/Ritchie's Party
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I've Been Hurt Before/Ritchie's Party
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That Was The Game
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That Was The Game
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It's A Happy Day
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