Greg Leskiw

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Greg Leskiw
Born (1947-08-05) 5 August 1947 (age 67)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Associated acts Crowcuss
The Guess Who
Kilowatt
Mood jga jga

Gregory Leskiw (born 5 August 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian guitarist best known for playing guitar with The Guess Who 1970-1972.

History[edit]

Leskiw's father was a jazz guitarist that toured Manitoba in the 1930s and 40s.[1] Leskiw began playing the guitar at the age of 12.[1] Through Leskiw's high school years he played in Winnipeg rock bands The Shags, Logan Avenue, and Wild Rice.[2] By 1969 Wild Rice dissolved, and in mid-1970 he started playing with The Guess Who along with Kurt Winter replacing Randy Bachman.[3] Leskiw wrote "One Divided"[4] which appeared on the 1971 album So Long, Bannatyne. After a few albums with The Guess Who, Leskiw left the band. In early 1972, Leskiw formed Mood jga jga.[1] He was also a member of Crowcuss and Kilowatt, both with Bill Wallace.[5] From 1986 to 1997, Leskiw operated Vox Pop Studios, a popular recording studio for local Winnipeg Groups such as Crash Test Dummies, The Blue (now New) Meanies and Mood jga jga.[1]

Discography[edit]

The Guess Who[edit]

Mood jga jga[edit]

  • 1975: Mood jga jga (Bare Rocks Records/Warner)
  • 1997: Boys Will Be Boys

Crowcuss[edit]

  • 1977: Cowcuss (Stoney Plain Records)

Les Q[edit]

  • 1979: Be My Champion (SL Records/CBS)

Kilowatt[edit]

  • 1982: Kilowatt (Dallcorte Records)

Swing Soniq[edit]

  • 1998: Moondance
  • 2005: Love Wild

One Eyed Jacks[edit]

  • 2006: Hell on Hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Artist: Leskiw, Greg » Biography". jam.canoe.ca. Jam!. 5 October 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Greg Leskiw". www.canadianbands.com. Canadian Bands.com. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guess Who Cutting "Woman" Follow Up". Billboard. 4 July 1970. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Song Details (Song Number: 443890)". Song Database Search. Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Deutscher, Bob (30 November 2004). "Artist: Crowcuss » Biography". jam.canoe.ca. Jam!. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 

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