Winnipeg garage combo the Quid (so named in honor of slang for the British pound note) formed in 1964, originally comprising lead vocalist Ron Rene, lead guitarist Bill Pavlik, rhythm guitarist Colin Palmer, bassist Morley Nickles, and drummer Al Johnson. The group members first became friendly at the Winnipeg teen club the Twilight Zone, a popular hangout also frequented by the likes of future rock legend Neil Young and fledgling guitar whiz Randy Bachman -- the Quid later headlined the Twilight Zone, also regularly performing at school dances and similar functions. Drummer Lenny Fidkalo replaced Johnson prior to the band entering Winnipeg radio station CKRC to record their 1965 debut single "Crazy Things," issued on the Eagle Records imprint. The single was a local favorite and the follow-up, "Lover, Lover," cracked the Canadian Top 100. But like so many teen garage bands, the Quid disbanded soon after its release. On June 28, 1987, the classic lineup reunited for the "'Shakin' All Over' Bands and Fans Reunion," a celebration of Winnipeg's musical past that included performances by the Quid, the Pallbearers, the Mongrels and ex-Guess Who frontman Chad Allan. The Quid were then invited to join Bachman and singer Burton Cummings on their 1988 co-headlining tour -- Rene, Pavlik, and Fidkalo recruited guitarists Rick Taylor and Bing Wong to complete a new lineup, but the dates were canceled before the tour even launched, and the Quid again dissolved.
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