Fable Manor

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Canadian's Fable Manor was a popular '70s bubblegum pop group that caused a big stir with teens in both Canada and the United States. With a couple of catchy tunes, some handsome babyface looks, and plenty…
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Canadian's Fable Manor was a popular '70s bubblegum pop group that caused a big stir with teens in both Canada and the United States. With a couple of catchy tunes, some handsome babyface looks, and plenty of publicity and backing, the foursome grew a large fan base almost over night. Members were guitarist Larry Nusbaum, drummer Rick Appleton, keyboardist Richard Geary, and bassist Cary Markowitz. For all of the flash and dazzle, the band's star of fame proved too weak to hold its place very long.

Fable Manor's founding members were around the ripe old ages of 14 and 15 when they began to perform in local clubs. Too young to drive a car, too young to even work without permission from their parents, but just the right age to set female teens to swooning in the crowded audiences. A year after the band formed, the guys had a record deal with Polydor Records. Working with well-known producer Harry Hinde, and recording in the RCA studios, the group released a debut single, "Oh Me Oh My," in 1976.

Touring heavily for a little while, Fable Manor's live shows were pretty impressive. Appearances on the cover of teen magazines followed, as did some exposure on television, but none of it gave the group staying power to carry on into the end of the '70s.