The Martells (9)

Profile:
Canadian group originally formed in 1957 as The Corvettes by Tom Ambeau (drums, guitar), Milt Budarick (bass guitar), Bert DesRochers (piano), Larry French (lead guitar, vocals) and Gary French (lead vocals, drums) while they attended Midland-Penetang District High School. They were the backing band for Canada’s first teen idol Bobby Curtola as he toured the university circuit and changed their name to The Martells (after Curtola’s booking agent, Maria Martel (2)) in 1961.

After leaving Curtola, the band toured across Canada and recorded with stars as Del Shannon, The Stampeders and Chuck Berry, disbanding in the late 1960s. In 1979, the band reunited and continued playing together until disbanding in 2015. For their second incarnation, the band members also included Madeleine French on vocals & piano, Dr. Sax (a.k.a. Russ Strathdee) on saxophone and Bill Chambers, formerly of Canadian band Lisle, on guitar & vocals. The second incarnation disbanded at the end of 2015.
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Singles & EPs

T 8184 The Martells (9) - Gypsy Heart / I'm Sorry album art Bobby Curtola And The Martells (9) Bobby Curtola And The Martells (9) - Gypsy Heart / I'm Sorry (Single) Tartan T 8184 Scandinavia 1961 Sell This Version
TA-60-1015 The Martells (9) - Indian Giver / Hand In Hand With You album art Bobby Curtola & The Martells (9) Bobby Curtola & The Martells (9) - Indian Giver / Hand In Hand With You(7", Single) Tartan TA-60-1015 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
F.11725 The Martells (9) - Three Rows Over / Indian Giver album art Bobby Curtola And The Martells (9) Bobby Curtola And The Martells (9) - Three Rows Over / Indian Giver(7", Single) Decca, Ritz Records (3) F.11725 UK 1963 Sell This Version
TA-60-1018 The Martells (9) - They Say album art Bobby Curtola, The Martels* Bobby Curtola, The Martels* - They Say(7", Single) Tartan TA-60-1018 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
TA-60-1038 The Martells (9) - Sure Of You album art The Martells (9) Sure Of You(7", Single) Tartan TA-60-1038 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
HP 002-45 The Martells (9) - Evergreen / Kansas City  album art The Martells (9) Evergreen / Kansas City (7", Single, Promo) Huronia Promotions HP 002-45 Canada 1981 Sell This Version