Big Bang

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Guitarist and singer Paul McCann and bassist Marc Lindeman began to write songs together in Scarborough, Ontario, around 1980. Three years later drummer Steve Turner stepped into the mix, and the threesome…
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Guitarist and singer Paul McCann and bassist Marc Lindeman began to write songs together in Scarborough, Ontario, around 1980. Three years later drummer Steve Turner stepped into the mix, and the threesome went to work performing at local clubs and bars. The guys named their little pop/rock band the Big Bang. One album and one single came to be from the Canadian band before the Big Bang turned into a big bust.

After McCann, Lindeman, and Turner put together a few demos during the mid-'80s, the group finally landed a contract through Gerry Young on the Canada-based S.P.Y. Records label. That same year, 1988, Big Bang finished and released a self-titled debut album and a single that carried the tunes "Sweet Emotions" and "Into the Night." The latter became a big hit for the group and caught the interest of the United States label, Atlantic Records. The self-titled album hit the American market with a roar, drawing a lot of positive press from music critics. In 1989, the Big Bang began a boisterous touring schedule to support the album.

Even with a large and growing fan base behind the band, members couldn't agree about future decisions with either its label or management, and things quickly fell apart. Two years later in 1991, the Big Bang tried to pull off a comeback, but it was too little too late. Time and tide might wait for no man, but neither does the music world.