Copperpenny

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Canadian band from Kitchener, Ontario. Formed in 1965 while the British Invasion had been in full force, and so naming the group "The Penny Farthings" didn't sound like such a bad idea. It was changed to "Copperpenny" (or "Copper Penny" as shown on many of their singles), the following year. The new designation was taken from the title of the Verve B-side of "If I Call You By Some Name," a 1966 release by The Paupers. The Paupers switched to Columbia Records in 1968 for an album and a couple of singles, with Copperpenny now as label-mates.

Rich Wamil - keyboards and lead vocals;
Kenny Hollis - lead vocals;
Vern (Laverne) McDonald - lead guitar;
Bert Hamer - drums and percussion;
Paul Reibling - bass, - replaced by ex-Rain member, Ron Hiller (born July 7, 1953).

In their prime, the band was seen several times on national television, they were popular on hit radio stations across the country and performed over 100 shows a year.
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Copperpenny Discography Tracks

Albums

Copperpenny - Copperpenny album art Copperpenny Copperpenny (Album) RCA Victor US 1970 Sell This Version
SPLP 951 Copperpenny - Sitting On A Poor Man's Throne album art Copperpenny Sitting On A Poor Man's Throne(LP, Album) Sweet Plum, A&M Records SPLP 951 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
ST 6410 Copperpenny - Fuse album art Rich Wamil & Copperpenny Rich Wamil & Copperpenny - Fuse(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 6410 Canada 1975 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

C4-2838 Copperpenny - Beezel Bug album art The Copperpenny* Beezel Bug(7") Columbia C4-2838 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
C4-2817 Copperpenny - Nice Girl album art The Copperpenny* Nice Girl(7") Columbia C4-2817 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
C4-2797 Copperpenny - Baby Gives Me Everything album art The Copperpenny* Baby Gives Me Everything(7") Columbia C4-2797 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Copperpenny - Just A Sweet Little Thing album art The Copperpenny* Just A Sweet Little Thing (Single) Nimbus (5) Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Copperpenny - Stop (Wait A Minute) album art Copperpenny Stop (Wait A Minute) (Single) Nimbus 9 Records Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
Copperpenny - You're Still The One album art Copper Penny* You're Still The One (Single) Sweet Plum US 1972 Sell This Version
102 Copperpenny - Call Me album art Copper Penny* Call Me(7") Luv (2) 102 US 1972 Sell This Version
Copperpenny - Sitting On A Poor Man's Throne album art Copper Penny* Sitting On A Poor Man's Throne (Single) Much US 1973 Sell This Version
SPL 9919 Copperpenny - Rock "N" Roll Boogie Woogie And Wine album art Copper Penny* Rock "N" Roll Boogie Woogie And Wine(7", Single) Sweet Plum SPL 9919 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
MS 9921 Copperpenny - Where Is The Answer album art Copper Penny* Where Is The Answer(7") Sweet Plum MS 9921 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
72741 Copperpenny - Help Your Brother / Rollin' All Night album art Copperpenny Help Your Brother / Rollin' All Night(7", Single) Capitol Records 72741 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
MS 9925 Copperpenny Summertime(7", Single) Sweet Plum MS 9925 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
Copperpenny - Disco Queen album art Copperpenny Disco Queen (Single) Capitol Records Canada 1975 Sell This Version
72757 Copperpenny - Good Time Sally album art Copperpenny Good Time Sally(7") Capitol Records 72757 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
72766 Rich Wamil & Copperpenny Rich Wamil & Copperpenny - Suspicious Love / Feedback Out On Highway 101(7", Single) Capitol Records 72766 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
72764 Rich Wamil & Copperpenny Rich Wamil & Copperpenny - Going Down To Miami / Mind Over Matter(7", Single) Capitol Records 72764 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
72765 Rich Wamil, Copperpenny Rich Wamil, Copperpenny - Run Rudolph Run(7", Single) Capitol Records 72765 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
72774 Copperpenny - I Love You / Needing You album art Copperpenny I Love You / Needing You(7", Single, Mono) Capitol Records 72774 Canada 1976 Sell This Version

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April 11, 2016
Psych Rock Band Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Copperpenny was formed in 1965 by Kenny Hollis and Rich Wamil,
and were originally known as the Penny Farthings.
The band released the single "Nice Girl" in 1968 on Columbia records.
The single was moderately successful, and soon after it’s release,
Copperpenny switched to RCA. It was with RCA that the band
released the minor hit "Stop (Wait A Minute)" in 1969.
It wasn’t until Copperpenny moved to Sweet Plum Records,
a division of London Records, that they would find their first major success.
"You’re Still The One" became the band’s first mainstream hit,
followed by 1973′s "Sitting On A Poor Man’s Throne".
The later was recorded in Dearborn Michigan, with Richard Becker.
Copperpenny continued to record and tour, opening for the likes of
Led Zeppelin, the Guess Who, and Uriah Heep.

Rich Wamil (vocals, keyboards)
Kenny Hollis (vocals)
Vern McDonald (guitar)
Paul Reibling (bass)
Bert Hamer (drums)

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