Dan Lowe spent a big part of his musical career working as a guitarist with a number of bands through a good-sized list of singles and albums on labels like Mercury, Elektra, and Gaiety. He also spent time as a producer for a number of artists, and then an inventor, coming up with an enhancement method for stereo named Q-Sound. He even did a little composing for a film along the way.
Lowe began his professional recording career in 1966 in Alberta, as part of the group the Shades of Blond. As the turbulent '60s went on, the band switched members, and to a new name, 49th Parallel. Lowe stayed on through a few tours, one self-titled album, and a number of singles, including "Twilight Woman," "Missouri," "Citizen Freak," "You Do Things," and "Now That I'm a Man."
In the early '70s, the group was called Painter, and then Hammersmith. Lowe added several new albums to his list of credits during those years. 1980 found him working with a new group, 451 Degrees. One self-titled album later it was Prototype. Some of the artists Lowe shared the stage with as part of the above bands were Doran "Dorn" Beattie, Barry Allen, Dave Downey, Terry Bare, Mick Woodhouse, Dave Petch, Bob "Herb" Ego, Bob Carlson, Jack Velker, and Dennis Mundy.