Myles and Lenny

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Myles and Lenny
OriginToronto
Years active1969 - c. 1976
LabelsGRT
Columbia
Past membersMyles Cohen (guitar, vocals)
Lenny Solomon (mandolin, violin/viola)
Ivan Boudreau (bass)
Rick Doyle (guitar)
Saul Keshen (bass)
Brian Leonard (drums)
Bill MacKay (drums)

Myles and Lenny were a Canadian folk-pop music group based in Toronto, Ontario. most active during the 1970s.

History[edit]

Myles and Lenny was formed in 1969 by its principal members, guitarist Myles Cohen and pianist/violinist Lenny Solomon. By 1972 they had been signed to GRT Records.[1] They released a single, "Time to Know Your Friends".[2] The group transferred to Columbia Records in 1974, and appeared on several television programs while continuing to perform live in small venues.[3] The band released a self-titled record in 1975;[4] the album included the Canadian Top 20 single "Can You Give it All to Me".[5]

At the 1976 Juno Awards, the group won in the category of Most Promising Group.[6] However, disappointing sales of their second album led to the group's demise in the mid-1970s. Cohen and Solomon since released various separate music projects.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1975: Myles and Lenny (Columbia)
  • 1975: It Isn't the Same (Columbia)

Singles[edit]

  • "Time to Know Your Friends"
  • 1975: "Can You Give it All to Me", RPM Magazine peak #19 February 1975[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From the Music Capitols of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 66– 10 August 1974. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ "From the Music Capitols of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 58– 13 May 1972. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ "From the Music Capitols of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 57– 7 December 1974. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Col Promo on Myles & Lenny". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 57– 22 February 1975. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ Mark Kearney; Randy Ray (1999). The Great Canadian Book of Lists. Dundurn. pp. 204–. ISBN 978-0-88882-213-0.
  6. ^ "Canada! Label Presidents Speak Out". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 87– 2 October 1976. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ "Myles & Lenny". AllMusic Biography by John Bush
  8. ^ "Top Singles". RPM. 22 February 1975. Retrieved 22 December 2007.

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