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GRAND JUNCTION (1982)

Grand Junction

Dave Tyne: Bass & Vocals

Alan Trudinger: Piano, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Lance Clarke: Pedal Steel, Fiddle, Guitar & Vocals

John Fraser: Drums & Vocals

Doug Rowe: Lead, Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, & Vocals

Early 1970’s - Met Smoky Dawson, who invited them to perform with him and his horse Flash on Sundays, entertaining mums and dads and their children out at his ranch.

The band went on to appear with Smoky on Channel 9’s Super Flying Fun Show, recording many episodes over a two year period.

1979 - Entered the CMAA talent Quest in Tamworth in 1979, taking out first prize for a performance of their own composition “Hello World”. Later the same year, they won the first Starmaker Quest.

1981 - Golden Guitar for Best Vocal Group, with the song “Married Women”.

1982 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

1985 - Just prior to the band calling it a day, they won the MO Award for Best Country Group.

The band packed a lot into the short time they were together appearing on many variety television shows, including Don Lane Show, Conway Country, Sounds Unlimited, Simon Townsend’s Wonder World, Mike Walsh, etc, and found time to record three albums, one with Smoky Dawson, and a number of radio singles.

They toured extensively and appeared with many local & international artists including Frank Ifield, Tex Morton, Buster Noble, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, the Amazing Rhythm Aces and many more.

2008 – Dave Tyne, Lance Clarke, Doug Rowe, Alan Stewart and John Fraser reunited and have recorded a new CD and returned to Tamworth for the Country Music Festival in January 2009.

2009 - The single track entitled The Turnback Boys was released to radio on Monday 3rd February, followed by a DVD of the song.  The DVD of the shows to be released later that year.

2015 - Doug Rowe passed away on July 23rd. He was born on December 24th in 1945 in New Zealand.