One of my favorite groups from the sixties is The Guess Who.
They had a great series of hits on the radio, with unique textures, solid vocals and a tight rock sound. Check out this YouTube video of the original version of “No Time” with a psychedelic intro and outro.
Seeing The Guess Who live is on my bucket list. I am not certain that will be possible with members of the original lineup unless they reunite for a U.S. tour. The signature vocals of lead singer/keyboardist, Burton Cummings established the band as a fixture on the radio. The guitar work of Randy Bachman finessed their sound. Bachman and Cummings co-wrote many of The Guess Who’s hits.
Randy Bachman left the band in 1970 to form Bachman-Turner Overdrive which generated many classic hits on their own. Burton Cummings left the band in 1975 for a solo career.
The Guess Who tour as the nucleus shown below today. Original members still performing as The Guess Who include Jim Kale bassist and Garry Peterson drummer who own franchise. I’m glad to know they are keeping it real. I hope to catch The Guess Who in concert this year or next as I watch the Web for show dates near us in 2011/2012 😉