Greg Leskiw

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Greg Leskiw
Born (1947-08-05) 5 August 1947 (age 72)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Instruments
  • guitar
Associated actsCrowcuss
The Guess Who
Kilowatt
Mood jga jga

Gregory Leskiw (born 5 August 1947) is a Canadian guitarist best known for playing guitar with The Guess Who from 1970 to 1972.[1]

History[edit]

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Shilo,[1] Leskiw's father was a jazz guitarist who toured Manitoba in the 1930s and 1940s.[2] Leskiw began playing the guitar at the age of 12, learning initially a lot of jazz standards and jazz chords from his father.[1][2] Through Leskiw's high school years he played in Winnipeg rock bands The Shags, Logan Avenue, and Wild Rice.[3] By 1969 Wild Rice dissolved, and in mid-1970 he started playing with The Guess Who along with Kurt Winter replacing Randy Bachman.[4] Leskiw wrote "One Divided"[5] which appeared on the 1971 album So Long, Bannatyne. After a few albums with The Guess Who, Leskiw left the band in March 1972.[1] In early 1972, Leskiw formed Mood jga jga.[2] He was also a member of Crowcuss and Kilowatt, both with Bill Wallace.[6] From 1986 to 1997, Leskiw operated Vox Pop Studios in Fort Garry, a popular recording studio for local Winnipeg Groups such as Crash Test Dummies, The Blue (now New) Meanies and Mood jga jga.[2]

Discography[edit]

The Guess Who[edit]

  • 1970: Share the Land
  • 1971: Best of The Guess Who
  • 1971: So Long, Bannatyne
  • 1972: Rockin'
  • 1974: The Best of the Guess Who, Vol. 2
  • 1977: The Greatest Hits of the Guess Who
  • 1997: The Guess Who: The Ultimate Collection
  • 1999: The Guess Who: Greatest Hits
  • 2003: Platinum & Gold Collection: The Guess Who
  • 2003: The Guess Who: Anthology

Mood jga jga[edit]

  • 1974: Mood jga jga (Bare Rocks Records/Warner)
  • 1997: Boys Will Be Boys

Crowcuss[edit]

  • 1977: Crowcuss (Stoney Plain Records)

Les Q[edit]

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

Kilowatt[edit]

  • 1982: Kilowatt (Dallcorte Records)

Swing Soniq[edit]

  • 1998: Moonglow
  • 2005: Love Wild

One Eyed Jacks[edit]

  • 2006: Hell on Hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Career a music medley". Winnipeg Free Press. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Artist: Leskiw, Greg » Biography". Jam!. 5 October 2007. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Greg Leskiw". Canadian Bands.com. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Guess Who Cutting "Woman" Follow Up". Billboard. 4 July 1970. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Song Details (Song Number: 443890)". Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency. Retrieved 15 January 2012.[dead link]
  6. ^ Deutscher, Bob (30 November 2004). "Artist: Crowcuss » Biography". Jam!. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2011.

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