From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
This Winnipeg outfit first started life in the mid 60s under the name the Crescendos. Members included Glenn Macrae (vocals, harmonica), Terry Loeb (guitar), Dennis Penner (bass) and Vance Masters (drums). The group was great at mimicking the British Invasion sound and in early 1966 soon found themselves across the pond in Liverpool, England playing the famous Cavern Club. They caught the ear of ex-Searchers drummer Chris Curtis who renamed them the 5 A.M. Event and got them signed to Pye Records.
The band issued a sole 45 (an excellent cover of Paul Revere & The Raiders' 'Hungry' b/w 'I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water') in the latter half of 1966, but it failed to chart. By the end of '66, their lack of commercial success soon found them on a plane back to Canada where they faded away into obscurity.
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Artist information sources include: The book, 'Dreams, Fantasies and Nightmares from Far Away Lands Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.
(Original 45 Label: Pye 7N.17154, A - July, 1966)