Gary Comeau (guitar, vocals), Ron Greene (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Bill Helman (bass, vocals) began playing together in 1965. With vocalist/guitarist Don Norman and drummer Brian Dewhurst jumping aboard, the quintet gave themselves the name of Don Norman and the Other Four and began playing around their base, Toronto. Not long after, John Matthews joined the band on second lead vocals and saxophone. The debut single "All of My Life" was recorded in 1966, the same year Comeau split to join the Townsmen. (He was replaced by Art Kirkby.) After "Low Man" in 1967, Helman, Dewhurst and Matthews left; John Winsko, Rick Pandis and Skip Layton took their places, but the band broke up later that year.