#1145: Life Is A Song by Gainsborough Gallery
Peak Month: January 1970
7 weeks on Vancouver’s CKLG chart
Peak Position #14
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
Originally called The Skeptics, the band was formed when singer/guitarist Mel Degan (ex of Privelege) and bassist Dennis Paul (real name Dennis Planidin and former member of Wes Dakus and The Rebels) headed down Highway 2 from Edmonton and hooked up with singer Jae Mack, Peter Marley on guitars and Ray McAndrew on drums in late 1964. After doing the coffee shops and clubs around the Calgary area for a year or so, they changed their name to The Gainsborough Gallery in honour of the Calgary art museum of the same name (and where they also received fan mail), and added Tim McHugh on keyboards.