HEADPINS - CANADA

Turn It Loud - 1982 - Solid Gold
Line Of Fire - 1983 - Solid Gold
Head Over Heels - 1985 - MCA


  
 
Members

S= Business Before Pleasure, Steelback, Don't Look Down, Plain Jane,
Solo>>DARBY MILLS>>Don't Look Down, Solo, Plain Jane
G= Solo, Prisoner, Chilliwack>>Brian McLeod>>Chilliwack, Solo, Prisoner
- Chilliwack>>Bill Henderson>>Chilliwack

B= Jimmy Barnes>>AB BRYANT>>Jimmy Barnes
D= Bernie Aubin - Mark Craney
K= DARCY McDONALD



History

This Vancouver band was initiated as a side project for the rock band Chilliwack members Brian McLeod and Ab Bryant. With legalities pausing the main act, the two initiated Headpins and later with the aid of Mills took it to stardom in Canada and beyond.
Headpins anno 1980 featured singer Denise McCann, the wife of Randy Bachman! With Mills on the microphone though, the band signed with Solid Gold in Canada and Atlantic in the USA and had Chilliwack's Bill Henderson produce its debut. The band went double platinum in Canada and toured with the likes of Rainbow. The band won the Juno award that year as well. For Line Of Fire the band toured with Helix and Quiet Riot. The album went 'gold' again in Canada and the band headed to Europe. The album yielded a successful single called Feel It (Feel My Body).
The band had a setback the year after, when its label went broke. Headpins signed with MCA instead. The Canadians added Mark Craney and Darcy McDonald to the fold and released Head Over Heels. The band was less successful on a major label and complained of a lack of attention by the label. The matter got serious to the point that the members folded the band.
Mills, nevertheless, obtained a solo deal with MCA. Later Brian McLeod would put a new lineup of Headpins together, but the venture never took flight. In the meanwhile, McLeod died of cancer in 1992.
The other members decided to give it another go and reformed the band again. Taking McLeod's place were guitarist Tony Dellacroce (formerly Jerry Doucette and Lee Aaron) and Alfie Galpin. The band played select shows, including opening for Poison in Canada, until autumn of 2003 brought news of a new album slated for early 2004.

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