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April Wine
Formed: 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Active: '60s-2010s Major
Styles: Hard Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal Major
Members: Myles Goodwyn, Jim Clench, Gerry Mercer, Brian Greenway, Gary Moffet, Steve Lang Representative
Albums: "The Vintage Wine", "The Hits", "First Decade" Representative
Songs: "Just Between You and Me", "I Like to Rock", "Roller"

UPC Type Title
060271155021 (i) CD All the Rockers
5017261209054 (i) CD Animal Grace/Walking Through Fire
060271650229 (i) CD April Wine
060271156325 (i) CD April Wine Collection
068381209924 (i) CD Attitude
060270061422 (i) CD Best of Aprin Wine
724353839727 CD Classic Masters
060271155526 (i) CD First Decade
5017261207623 (i) CD First Glance/Harder..Faster
060274841624 (i) CD First Glance
060270651128 (i) CD Forever for Now
774505010924 (i) CD Frigate
802076100123 (i) CD Greatest Hits Live 2003
813411010458 CD Hard & Heavy Collection
077774606820 CD Harder Faster
060270652729 (i) CD Harder Faster
5013929936850 DVD I Like to Rock: Live in London 1981
5013929773424 (i) CD Live in London
077774606721 CD Nature of the Beast
5017261210449 (i) CD Nature of the Beast/Power Play
060270653023 (i) CD Nature of the Beast
060270650329 (i) CD On Record
060275640226 (i) CD Oowatanite
060275640127 (i) CD Rock Ballads
060270062924 (i) CD Rocks
619061220823 (i) CD Roughly Speaking
060271650625 (i) CD Stand Back
060271654029 (i) CD Walking Through Fire

Biography: April Wine formed in late 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but vocalist/guitarist Myles Goodwyn, guitarist David Henman, drummer Ritchie Henman, and bassist Jimmy Henman soon moved to Montreal. "Fast Train," their first hit, appeared in 1971, the same year as the self-titled debut album. Jimmy Henman left soon after and was replaced by Jimmy Clench. The next year brought the band's first Canadian number one single, "You Could Have Been a Lady," from On Record. David and Ritchie Henman left before the next album, Electric Jewels, could be recorded; they were replaced by Jerry Mercer and Gary Moffet. After April Wine Live (1974) and Stand Back (1975), Steve Lang replaced Clench, who left to join Bachman-Turner Overdrive and later Loverboy. In 1976, The Whole World's Goin' Crazy became the first Canadian album to go platinum and their resulting tour was the first to gross one million dollars. Forever for Now appeared in 1976, followed by April Wine Live at the El Mocambo in 1977. Guitarist Brian Greenway was added that same year, making the band a sextet. After 1978's First Glance and 1979's Harder...Faster, "Just Between You and Me" became April Wine's biggest U.S. hit. The single (one of three Top 40 American singles by the band) propelled 1981's Nature of the Beast to platinum record status. Power Play followed in 1982, and 1984's Animal Grace was their last album. Myles Goodwyn recorded his first self-titled solo album in 1988. Four years later, all the original members regrouped for a Canadian tour, which convinced them to resume recording. "If You Believe in Me," the band's first single in eight years, was followed by 1993's Attitude. ~ John Bush, Rovi