Myles and Lenny

Myles and Lenny were a Canadian folk-pop music group based in Toronto, Ontario. most active during the 1970s.

Myles and Lenny
OriginToronto
Years active1969 - c. 1976
LabelsGRT
Columbia
Past membersMyles Cohen (guitar, vocals)
Lenny Solomon (mandolin, violin/viola)
Ivan Boudreau (bass)
Rick Doyle (guitar)
Saul Keshen (bass)
Brian Leonard (drums)
Bill MacKay (drums)

HistoryEdit

Myles and Lenny was formed in 1969 by its principal members, guitarist Myles Cohen and pianist/violinist Lenny Solomon. By 1972 they had been signed to GRT Records.[1] They released a single, "Time to Know Your Friends".[2] The group transferred to Columbia Records in 1974, and appeared on several television programs while continuing to perform live in small venues.[3] The band released a self-titled record in 1975;[4] the album included the Canadian Top 20 single "Can You Give it All to Me".[5]

At the 1976 Juno Awards, the group won in the category of Most Promising Group.[6] However, disappointing sales of their second album led to the group's demise in the mid-1970s. Cohen and Solomon since released various separate music projects.[7]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 1975: Myles and Lenny (Columbia)
  • 1975: It Isn't the Same (Columbia)

SinglesEdit

  • "Time to Know Your Friends"
  • 1975: "Can You Give it All to Me", RPM Magazine peak #19 February 1975[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "From the Music Capitols of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 66– 10 August 1974. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ "From the Music Capitols of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 58– 13 May 1972. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ "From the Music Capitols of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 57– 7 December 1974. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Col Promo on Myles & Lenny". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 57– 22 February 1975. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ Mark Kearney; Randy Ray (1999). The Great Canadian Book of Lists. Dundurn. pp. 204–. ISBN 978-0-88882-213-0.
  6. ^ "Canada! Label Presidents Speak Out". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 87– 2 October 1976. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ "Myles & Lenny". AllMusic Biography by John Bush
  8. ^ "Top Singles". RPM. 22 February 1975. Retrieved 22 December 2007.

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