Copperpenny

Biography by

In 1965, vocalist Kenny Hollis and keyboard player Rich Wamil formed a band, first known as the Penny Farthings. The Ontario-based duo changed their name to Copperpenny in 1966 and gradually added members…
Read Full Biography

Artist Biography by

In 1965, vocalist Kenny Hollis and keyboard player Rich Wamil formed a band, first known as the Penny Farthings. The Ontario-based duo changed their name to Copperpenny in 1966 and gradually added members Blake Barrett (drums), Ron Hiller (bass) and Bill Mononen (guitar). Canadian hits for Columbia ("Nice Girl") and RCA ("Stop [Wait a Minute]") followed in the late '60s, along with a self-titled 1970 album. Copperpenny signed to a subsidiary of London Records in 1973 and released "You're Still the One," the single that put the band on the map. Sittin' on a Poor Man's Throne was also issued in 1973. Copperpenny signed with Capitol in 1975 and released The Fuse Album (as Rich Wamil & Copperpenny) one year later. After the band broke up several years later, Kenny Hollis began a brief solo career in 1979.