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Credit where credit’s due First, I’d like to acknowledge the following band members and individuals, as this was very much a 'group effort': Cliff Hunt:  Probably more so than anyone except myself, Cliff is responsible for the creation of this story.  Cliff supplied the four McMaster University recordings of the band, posted on the opening page and elsewhere in the story.  He was a wealth of information – helping me track down band members (some from 40 years ago), giving me different stories of the guys (his quotes are found throughout the pages), different ideas on things to try in the story – but most of all, he would send e-mails during times when ‘writer’s block’ would set in, relating some story from long ago that would stir up the process again.  Just like he was back during the band years, and I expect in his professional life as well, he was the strong, silent, ‘driving force’ that wouldn’t let something good go unfinished. Darrell Nameth: There were a number of leaders in the Brass Union, but Darrell was the one I knew personally.  He was the one who told me I had been ‘hired’ that night in Pillar Square, took me by the hand (figuratively) and led me through the world of bands and rock music when I was very much a child, and as I researched this story, he was whom I turned to again.  He had the information about the band, it’s break-up, who went where and did what and he dug up the working script of the Fairytale so I could tell the story of something that I had mostly forgotten.  He was the one who found cassette tapes of the band, converted them to digital and circulated them amongst the band members by e-mail as I wrote this story, thus creating ‘interest’ and making my job so much easier.  As it was during the band years, if I had a question, it was to Darrell that I turned. Dave Balan:  Dave got the ball rolling for me, and indirectly set up the format of how I was going to tell the story.  He had all the old Hulse’s Heroes pictures, the Aldershot High Yearbook, and many of the original Brass Union posters, early records and other material.  By the time I finished sitting with Dave in his home about a year ago, and came home and scanned the material that he lent me, I knew what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it. Bruce Wilson:  Before I had written anything, really, Bruce had the two sides of the Brass Union 45 rpm record converted to digital mp3 files for me to include in the story.  I was because of this that I realized that this story would have to include music on each page. Terry Bramhall:  Terry had two scrapbooks that I borrowed – “Terry, they’re still here in my filing cabinet when you’re in town!”  Through these, came a huge amount of pictures, promo and other material to add to the story.  He had the original CKOC Top 40 charts, all the write-ups about the Bobby Sherman C.N.E. gig, different newspaper clips and stories about the band.  From 1970 on, most of the pictures and clippings in the story have come from Terry’s scrapbooks. Bill Hughes:  Once Bill Hughes came on board the project, things started happening.  A couple of the members got together, e-mails started to circulate amongst the members and talk began of the first full band reunion.  We’ll leave the results of that alone for the time being. Terri Citroen:  Terri came on board the band with Dick early on and talking with her recently yielded some excellent stories and insights into the early years of the band – especially her recollection of the late Dave Baylis. George Hamor:  I’d like to thank George for supplying the only pictures of the band from the Quebec City trips. Everyone associated with the band deserves a special mention for their help as I gathered information for the story and the ease with which I was able to compile the “Where Are They Now” section.  The interviews were effortless. Photo/Media Credits Fair Use Notice This website contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. As a journalist, I am making such material available in my efforts to advance understanding of artistic, cultural, historic, and political matters. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 29 of the Canadian Copyright Law. 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Home/Index – http://brassunion.ca/ Pictures Stand Behind the Union, Brass Union Logos – Dave Balan Band Pictures – Dave Balan, Darrell Nameth, Terry Bramhall Music (mp3 format) Brass Union McMaster University mp3’s – Cliff Hunt It Won’t Be Long – Brass Union (Len Blum) Restaurant Encounter – Brass Union (Len Blum) By The Years 1966 – http://brassunion.ca/1966.htm Pictures 1966 logo – (original source unknown) Life Magazine Cover – http://www.2neatmagazines.com/covers/1965cover/1965-Mar-19.jpg Billboard Logo (and on subsequent pages) – http://www.billboard.com/ Vietnam Helicopter picture – http://forumcorporation.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/uh-1d_helicopters_in_vietnam_1966.jpg Riot gear picture – http://www.truthdig.com/images/eartothegrounduploads/AP_riots_greece_faceoff30.jpg Aldershot Music Logo – Dave Balan, Aldershot 1966 yearbook Aldershot High School picture – Dave Balan, Aldershot 1966 yearbook Hogan’s Heroes poster – http://www.hotmoviesale.com/dvds/29122/1/Hogans-Heroes-The-Complete-Fifth-Season.jpg Hulse’s Heroes pictures – Dave Balan Music (mp3 format) Hogan’s Heroes Theme music (extended version) 1967 – http://brassunion.ca/1967.htm Pictures Summer of Love logo – http://www.honeynovick.com/images/yorkville_front.jpg Beatles picture – http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images2/beatles_all_u_need.jpg KKIS 990 picture – http://www.bayarearadio.org/stn_photos/kkis_bill-plummer_march-1967_x.jpg Buffalo Riots picture – http://www.buffalonian.com/history/articles/1951-now/1967riots/1967targetsycamore&adams.jpg Woody Herman picture – http://muzearts.tunegenie.com/Media/FrontCover/JPG_75/MI/00/00/21/01/MI0000210199.jpg Woody Herman info – http://www.hdtracks.com Sam & Dave album cover – http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8606/samdavesoulmen7zi.jpg Wilson Pickett album cover – http://sayur-itoshiro.no-blog.jp/nikki/images/the_sound_of_wilson_pickett.jpg Mitch Ryder album cover – http://helium.lunarpages.com/~funky4/pictures/122_ryder_ps.jpg Early Archie Campbell and park band pictures – Dave Balan Brass Union logo (and on subsequent pages) – Dave Balan Gary Puckett album cover – http://i.inlive.co.kr/ast/m00/d09/a0009231.gif A&M logo – http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/brands/0006/3368/brand.gif Tempo article – Darrell Nameth, The Mountaineer Magazine Rolls Royce band pictures – Darrell Nameth Del Shannon album cover – http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ig0OYC5ePtY/Sb4RL6l35fI/AAAAAAAAAXk/  5tP11o0HYcA/s320/ShannonRunawayFsmall.jpg LaSalle Park band picture – Darrell Nameth Music (mp3 format) I’m A Man – Spencer Davis Group Sock It To Me, Baby – Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Hats off to Larry – Del Shannon 1968 – http://brassunion.ca/1968.htm Pictures 1968 logo – http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/winter2007/features/1968_SDS/images/ReedW07_1968_hd.jpg Prague riots – http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2008-09-02-Praga1968MolotovCoctail.jpg Martin Luther King newspaper clip – The Rocky Mountain News, Apr. 5, 1968 (web source unknown) Robert Kennedy newspaper clip – http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2556778352_fd89103ee3.jpg Mexico City Olympics picture – http://bycommonconsent.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/july_2008_1968_olympic_protest.jpg Democratic Convention day picture – http://chictrib.image2.trb.com/chinews/media/photo/2008-08/41946608.jpg Democratic Convention night picture – http://timesonline.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/                                                                    2008/08/13/dem_convention_1968.jpg Apollo 8 picture – http://galaxywire.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/apollo-8-space-art.jpg Brass Union January 1968 Songlist – Dave Balan Brass Union February Newsletter – Dave Balan Cliff Hunt, John Willett band picture – Darrell Nameth Darrell Nameth, Mike Thornton band picture – Darrell Nameth Brass Union gold business card – Dave Balan Band Promotional package and pictures – Dave Balan & Darrell Nameth Brass Union pictures, colour, high school stage – Darrell Nameth 1968, The Year that Rocked the World – http://images.indiebound.com/826/455/9780345455826.jpg Band Picture, pyramid – Darrell Nameth Where’s the Brass article – Darrell Nameth (original source unknown) Stand Behind the Union sticker – Dave Balan Music (mp3 format) Abraham, Martin and John – Dion She’d Rather Be With Me – theTurtles 1969 – http://brassunion.ca/1969.htm Pictures 1969 logo – http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/BATH1969-TITLE-long.jpg Apollo Landing picture – http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/unpacking/imagesq4.html Woodstock Festival picture – http://boomer4664.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/woodstock-was-everybody-there/ Superbowl III picture – http://cdn.bleacherreport.com/images_root/slideshows/1063/slideshow_106301/display_image.jpg Concorde picture – http://www.concordesst.com/history/events/pictures/002maiden1.jpg Power to the People picture – http://miamiherald.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b26169e201156fbaff0b970c-pi Washington protest picture – http://media.northjersey.com/images/0705A_A1695_RST1.jpg Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter picture – http://rockenberg.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/stones.jpg Sesame Street picture – http://eringallagher.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/sesame-street1.jpg Easy Rider picture – http://www.moviewallpapers.net/images/wallpapers/1969/easy-rider/easy-rider-4-1024.jpg Abbey Road picture – http://christopherave.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/beatles_-_abbey_road.jpg Brass Union Brant Street article – (original source unknown) Big Bold Bouncy Brass Union poster – Dave Balan Brass Union pictures (coloured) – Darrell Nameth Brass Union collage picture – Darrell Nameth Top 10 Area Bands – Terry Bramhall Black/white Brass Union stage pictures – Terry Bramhall News Release – Darrell Nameth Press Information – Darrell Nameth Brass Union group picture – Terry Bramhall Darrell/Black van picture – George Hamor White van picture – Darrell Nameth Press Information – Darrell Nameth Freak Out CHUM 1050 poster – “Before the Goldrush”, Nicholas Jennings Rhinoceros write-up – http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/R/Rhinoceros.html Black/white Brass Union stage pictures – Terry Bramhall Darrell Nameth picture – Darrell Nameth All Canadian Sound Show poster – Terry Bramhall Engineering 74 Event Poster – Darrell Nameth Brass Union group picture (table) – Darrell Nameth Brass Union stage picture – Terry Bramhall (original source unknown) The Brass Union in Profile article – Don Berryman, The Burlington Gazette Music (mp3 format) Goin’ Up The Country – Canned Heat Age of Aquarius, Let the Sunshine In – the Fifth Dimension  Eli’s Comin’ – Three Dog Night One Is The Loneliest Number – Three Dog Night 1970, part 1 – http://brassunion.ca/1970a.htm Pictures 1970 logo – (original source unknown) Life Magazine Cover – http://www.pophistorydig.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1970-life-cover2-17may-90.jpg Nixon picture – http://www.americanrhetoric.com/images/richardnixoncambodianincursion.jpg Kent State picture – http://www.solcomhouse.com/images/KentState.jpg Isle of Wight promo – http://991.com/newGallery/Jimi-Hendrix-Message-To-Love-T-462106.jpg Isle of Wight picture – (original source unknown) Jimi Hendrix picture – (original source unknown) Janis Joplin Picture – http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/83069/Janis+Joplin.jpg Interview with Brass Union article – Darrell Nameth (original source unknown) Quebec City header – (original source unknown) Quebec City Chateau Frontenac picture – http://rlv.zcache.com/quebec_city_postcard-p239659092227266384qibm_400.jpg Cercle Electrique match cover – Terry Bramhall Cercle Electrique picture – http://www.quebecensaisons.com/tourisme/wp- content/uploads/2008/07/2231028230_e9b8094e21.jpg Quebec winter street scene – http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/2b/85/1f/quebec-city.jpg Quebec winter night scene – http://blog.l-one.jp/sakae/Quebec%20City%20by%20Night.jpg Terry Bramhall – George Hamor Cliff Hunt – George Hamor Black Van – George Hamor Cliff, Black Van – George Hamor Bruce Wilson – George Hamor Pierre & Dave Thrasher – George Hamor Darrell White Van – Darrell Nameth Lac Beauport picture – (original source unknown) Quebec City panorama picture – http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/81/Quebec_city.jpg Music (mp3 format) Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel Keep the Customer Satisfied – Simon & Garfunkel 1970, part 2 – http://brassunion.ca/1970b.htm Pictures 1970 logo – (http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/IOW-1970.jpg) RCA Victor advertisement – http://www.capitol6000.com/protected/Image2.gif 45 rpm record – Don Berryman Brass Union MTCC Promo – Terry Bramhall CKOC Top 40 Charts – Terry Bramhall Bobby Sherman YouTube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW90tW-a_5c Here Come The Brides picture – http://www.tvshowsondvd.net/graphics/news3/HereComeTheBrides_S1_final.jpg Bobby Sherman Grandstand shows event promos – Terry Bramhall (original sources unknown) CNE ticket stub – Terry Bramhall Pop Press article – Terry Bramhall, the Hamilton Spectator Bits and Pieces article – Terry Bramhall, the Burlington Gazette Len Blum CNE picture – Len Blum, the Hamilton Spectator CNE performer’s pass – Terry Bramhall B.U. to play CNE Bandshell article – Terry Bramhall (original source unknown) Singer Bobby Sherman Breaks Them Up article – Terry Bramhall (original source unknown) Brass Union CNE phone booth picture – Darrell Nameth Grange Tavern promo clipping – Terry Bramhall Teens Left In Debt article – Terry Bramhall (original source, the Hamilton Spectator) Cambrian College Ticket – Terry Bramhall The Youth Scene article – Terry Bramhall (original source, Burlington Post) FOTOS/Ken MacDonald article – Terry Bramhall (original source unknown) Brass With Veteran Quality article – Don Berryman (original source, the Hamilton Spectator) Let’s Have More of This article – Darrell Nameth (Wilfred Laurier student newspaper) Music (mp3 format, YouTube link) It Won’t Be Long – Brass Union (Len Blum) Restaurant Encounter – Brass Union (Len Blum) Bobby Sherman YouTube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW90tW-a_5c Reach Out, I’ll Be There – the Four Tops 1971, part 1 – http://brassunion.ca/1971a.htm Pictures 1971 Logo – http://d1971.com/Logo-D1971a.jpg Constitutional Equality picture – http://www.vfa.us/1971BettyMarch.jpg Gay Pride picture – (original source unknown) Time Attica cover – http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/time/2537-1.jpg Moon Rover picture – http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/LARGE/GPN-2000-001306.jpg Louis Armstrong picture – http://earbuds.popdose.com/ken/Images/louis-armstrong.jpg Datapoint computer picture – http://media.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/news/116584/PC1-w350-h500.jpg Brass Union Good Luck Boys card – Terry Bramhall Brass Union 1971 songlist – Terry Bramhall Brass Union Crook’s Hollow picture – Darrell Nameth Brass Union Performs clipping – Terry Bramhall (original source, the Hamilton Spectator) The Boiler Room match cover – Terry Bramhall Four Winds Lounge clipping – Terry Bramhall (original source unknown) Music (mp3 format) A Girl Like You – the Young Rascals That’s Life – Frank Sinatra The Fairytale – http://brassunion.ca/fairytale.htm Pictures Fairytale main castle picture – (original source unknown) Introduction – http://dwcoffin.blogspot.ca/2012/07/game-of-thrones-ps3.html The Arrival, Ancient wooden ship picture – http://www.yorkshirehistory.com/RAVENSER/cog-DELAPOLE2.jpg The Floydo Inquisition – http://dwcoffin.blogspot.ca/2012/07/game-of-thrones-ps3.html 246 Fabled Navels, Knight & Jester picture – (original source unknown) The Monks Entry – http://cache.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/1136827-bigthumbnail.jpg Smoking a Dragon, Dragon picture – (original source unknown) I Want to Eat You, Dragon & Knight picture –  http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ypQZyFOEyRA/SPO3P_kc4RI/AAAAAAAAB60/k_3HwR1Ykq8/s400/dragon- slayer--590352.jpg It’s Good to Be Home Again, Mama, Dead dragon picture – (original source unknown) Laugh at a Geek, Dammit, Geek picture – (original source unknown) Magic – Wizard picture – http://fineartamerica.com/images-medium/magical-merlin-sundara-fawn.jpg Duello – http://pds2.exblog.jp/pds/1/200606/23/66/f0049366_2016414.jpg Floydo Has a Better Idea – http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQhLWX65VRZ9LpN7T4mBXRfw6NhI7x4MeoNTx9op6GEqh-7-fRY A Sweetened Skin – Fallen knight picture – (original source unknown) End – Fairytale castle picture – http://wallpapers.free-review.net/12_~_Magic_Castle.htm Music (mp3 format) New World Symphony – Antonín Dvořák 1971, part 2 – http://brassunion.ca/1972a.htm Pictures Top bands in town clipping – Terry Bramhall (source unknown) Hungarian Centre picture – Don Berryman Serbian Community Centre picture – Don Berryman Dodge Fargo truck picture – http://www.dodge-wiki.com/wiki/Fargo_(truck) Show turns ‘em on – Darrell Nameth (the Hamilton Spectator) Brass Union Serbian Centre stage picture – Darrell Nameth NDP rally clipping – Terry Bramhall (the Hamilton Spectator) ‘Not even the marble fell’ clipping – Terry Bramhall (the Hamilton Spectator) Music (mp3 format) Fire – Arthur Brown I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Blood, Sweat & Tears 1972 – http://brassunion.ca/1972.htm Pictures 1972 logo – http://www.wchs1972.com/images/wchs1972Logo.jpg Vietnam Veterans picture – http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3592/3770906757_322f0e4f8f_o.jpg Israeli Olympic Team killed clipping – http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MsIXV-UEH5w/SMHCf- _2t1I/AAAAAAAABS8/gP2TgCw4K4U/Munich.gif Summit Series picture – http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/featuremedia/feature82/henderson.jpg Nixon, Mao picture – http://chinaview.com.istemp.com/images/nixon_mao2.jpg American Pie picture – http://www.tunefan.com/DonMcleanAmericanPieSheetMusicAuto.jpg Thank You to the Brass Union clipping – Terry Bramhall (the Hamilton Spectator) Brass Union Present the Fairytale clipping – Darrell Nameth (RPM Magazine) Brass Union collage picture – Terry Bramhall The Rockets picture – Darrell Nameth Music (mp3 format) Groovin’ Is Easy – Electric Flag It’s Alright – Travelin’ Wilburys Where Are They Now? The Early Years – http://brassunion.ca/earlyyears.htm Pictures Pictures on this page have been either cropped from previous band pictures or submitted by the individual band members Music (mp3 format) Time of Your Life – Green Day My Back Pages – Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration The Road Crew – http://brassunion.ca/roadcrew.htm Pictures Pictures on this page have been either cropped from previous band pictures or submitted by the individual band members Music/Video (mp3/flv format) The Roadie – Jackson Browne Peter Hume video (bottom of page) – http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/hume-1252363-peter-super.html The Last Nine – http://brassunion.ca/lastnine.htm Pictures Pictures on this page have been either cropped from previous band pictures or submitted by the individual band members Music (mp3 format) Just a Pilgrim – Jim Byrnes Forever Young – The Band Days Gone By – Ronnie Hawkins Finale – http://brassunion.ca/finale.htm Pictures Pictures on this page were submitted by John Hannah's sister, Helen Horoky. Now-Life/Entertainment obit – The Hamilton Spectator, May 10/89 Second pic of John Hannah on same article – The Burlington Post, May 17/89 Music (mp3 format) Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin Down By the River – The Brass Union Credits (This Page) – http://brassunion.ca/credits.htm Music (mp3 format) The Show Must Go On – Three Dog Night
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