Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

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Canadian band, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, originally consisted of vocalist Nick Gilder, guitarist Jim McCulloch, bassist Budd Marr, keyboardist Dan Gaudin and drummer John Booth.
The single, "Roxy Roller", became a No. 1 hit in Canada, holding the top position in the RPM national singles chart for three weeks beginning on June 26, 1976, & winning a Juno Award for the band. Gilder and McCulloch subsequently left the band to pursue solo careers. Gilder had hits including "Hot Child in the City".

Clark Perry was brought in to replace Gilder on vocals, and Skip Prest replaced McCulloch on guitar. Perry did not work out, however, and was replaced within a few months by then 15 year-old Bryan Adams.

The new lineup recorded Sweeney Todd's second album, If Wishes Were Horses. However, that album was unsuccessful, and Adams left the band after less than a year. The band attempted to carry on with Chris Booth on vocals (and Grant Gislason replacing Prest in 1978), but broke up before recording any further albums.

The band re-united in 2000 and began working on The Sweeney Todd LP.
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Sweeney Todd Discography

Albums

PS 664 Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd(LP, Album) London Records PS 664 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
PS 694 Sweeney Todd If Wishes Were Horses (Album) London Records PS 694 Canada 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

L. 2590 Sweeney Todd Roxy Roller (Single) London Records L. 2590 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
L-2635 Sweeney Todd If Wishes Were Horses(7", Single) London Records L-2635 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
L. 2583 Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd Folder(7", Single) London Records L. 2583 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
NZL 1084 Sweeney Todd Roxy Roller / Rue De Chance (Single) London Records NZL 1084 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
L. 2609 Sweeney Todd Say Hello, Say Goodbye(7", Single) London Records L. 2609 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
5N-244-DJ Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Guy Adams* Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Guy Adams* - Roxy Roller (mono) / Roxy Roller (stereo)(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-244-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
L. 2625 Sweeney Todd Tantalize(7", Single) London Records L. 2625 Canada 1977 Sell This Version

Compilations

DNR 049 Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Adams Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Adams - Power Of Rock(CD, Comp) PILZ UK Ltd., Long Island Music Co. Ltd. DNR 049 Europe 1994 Sell This Version