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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Ghost Squad

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THE ORIGINAL GHOST SQUAD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1964
RICHARD LEBLANC..........(GUITAR, ORGAN AND VOCALS),
TONY NEWMAN.................. (GUITAR AND VOCALS),
DUDLEY NEWMAN..................(DRUMS),
PAUL HATFIELD...............( BASS GUITAR ) TO BE REPLACED LATER BY:
DAVE BISHARA .....................(BASS GUITAR, VOCALS)
THEN for the RE-GROUPING of the band, in THE SUMMER of 2005
THE ADDITION of:
BILL LEBLANC.......................( LEAD GUITAR, backing vocals)
(as Tony now was now playing tambourine and singing )
IN THE 1960'S THE BAND PERFORMED WEEKLY AS HOUSE BAND AT THE YARMOUTH YOUTH CENTRE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT THE YARMOUTH CURLING RINK. ALONG WITH THAT THEY TRAVELED ACROSS THE PROVINCE PERFORMING AT HIGH SCHOOL DANCES AND VARIOUS OTHER EVENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS.

AFTER WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS CONCERT IN KENTVILLE NOVA SCOTIA IN 1966, THE BAND WENT ON TOUR ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK AND THEN OFF TO TORONTO TO CUT A 45 RECORD, ENTITLED "OUT OF MY MIND".

CROWDS CONTINUED TO ENJOY THE SOLID DRIVING SOUNDS OF THE GHOST SQUAD WITH THEIR UNIQUE ONSTAGE ANTICS OVER A 4 &1/2 YEAR RUN, WHEN OTHER COMMiTMENTS FORCED THE GROUP TO DISBAND.

THE GHOST SQUAD HAD THEIR FIRST REUNION IN ALMOST 40 YEARS IN THE SUMMER OF 2005 AT THE YARMOUTH MARINER CENTRE. FOLLOWING THAT THE BAND DID 2 FUND RAISING DANCES. AS WELL AS HALEYS LOUNGE, GRAND HOTEL ON MAY 26, 2006.




Ghost Squad performing at the High School(thanks Don Hulsman)






These are pictures of the Ghost Squad benefit dance held at the Yarmouth fire hall in Feb. 2006.(thanks Don McCumber)

(thanks Bill Leblanc)







Thanks Sandy Bain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there ,we used to see you play in the 60's in Digby ,where has the time gone,those were the days,had a blast,ty for the good times.