Wednesday (band)

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Wednesday was a pop vocal group from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. They scored a hit single in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974 with their cover of the song "Last Kiss", which peaked at #34.[1] That same year, they were nominated for the Canadian Juno Award for Most Promising Group. The single reached #2 in Canada. A follow-up single, a remake of "Teen Angel", was their final chart single in America. The group continued with success in Canada, before and after changing their name to Wenzday in 1976. The parent album, entitled Last Kiss, was released on Ampex Records in Canada, Sussex Records in the U.S. and A&M Records throughout the rest of the world. The band reunited briefly in 2003 for a few successful concerts. Paul Andrew Smith went on to record several solo albums - "A Stranger In My Own World" - "Above The Stars" - "Illogical Box" on Moondog Records as Black Violet. [1]


Members[edit]

  • Mike O'Neil - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Paul Andrew Smith - guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • John (Jose) Dufek - bass, harmonica
  • Randy Begg - drums, vocals
  • Jeremy Thornton - keyboards, vocals

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1971 - "Hang On Girl" / "Velvet Colours" - Ampex AC-1304
  • 1973 - "Last Kiss" / "Without You" - Ampex AC-1325 [CAN #2] [US #34]
  • 1974 - "Teen Angel" / "Taking Me Home" - Ampex AC-1355 [CAN #15] [US #79]
  • 1974 - "Roses Are Red" / "Ride" - Ampex AC-1362 [CAN #43]
  • 1974 - "Fly Away" / "Good Time Girl" - Ampex AC-1365 [CAN #21]
  • 1975 - "She's A Woman" / "Good Time Girl" - Ampex AC-1370
  • 1975 - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" / "What's On My Mind" - Skyline SKY 001X [CAN #49]
  • 1975 - "Loving You Baby" / "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long" - Skyline SKY 003X [CAN #6]
  • 1976 - "Doing the Best That I Can" / "Could You Refuse Her" - Skyline SKY 006X [CAN #52]

as Wenzday:

  • 1976 - "Ruby Baby" / "Melody Moon" - Skyline SKY 011X [CAN #36]
  • 1977 - "Fancy Pants" / "Through Your Head" - Skyline SKY 012X
  • 1977 - "Ride Me" / "Nearly Made It" - Skyline SKY 014X [CAN #47]
  • 1977 - "Now You're A Lady" / "Dream Queen" - Skyline SKY 016X
  • 1981 - "Elenore" / "Sheila"

Albums[edit]

  • 1974 - Last Kiss - Ampex AC-10152
    • Side 1: "Last Kiss" - "Teen Angel" - "Roses Are Red" - "Tell Laura I Love Her" - "Gloria" Side 2: "What's On My Mind" - "Ride" - "Taking Me Home" - "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long" - "Good Time Girl"
  • 1976 - Loving You Baby - Skyline SKY 10160
    • Side 1: "Thinking Of You" - "Doin' The Best That I Can" - "Loving You Baby" - "Fly Away" - "Send A Little Love" Side 2: "Could You Refuse Her" - "Don't Let It Get You Down" - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - "Melody Moon" - "I'm Coming Home" - "The Show Will Never End"
  • 1977 - Nearly Made It (as Wenzday) - Skyline SKY 10164-V
    • Side 1: "Ride Me" - "Now You're A Lady" - "Fancy Pants" - "Through Your Head" - "Ruby Baby" Side 2: "Dream Queen" - "I Was Built For Comfort" - "Honey" - "I Nearly Made It"
  • 2003 - "The Singles" - Moondog Records EMC 0403
    • "Hang On Girl" - "Last Kiss" - Teen Angel" - "Roses Are Red" - "Fly Away" - "She's A Woman" - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - "Loving You Baby" - "Doin' The Best That I Can" - "Ruby Baby" - "Fancy Pants" - " Ride Me" - "Now Your A Lady" - "Sheila" - "Eleanor"
  • 2003 - "Limited Edition" Moondog Records EMC 0402
    • "Last Kiss" - "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" - "Doin' The Best That I Can" - "Fly Away" - "Loving You Baby" - "Ride Me" - "Now Your A Lady" - "Dream Queen" - "I'm Comin' Home" - "Sheila" - "Eleanor"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000