Courtesy Of Jim Rice

Band Members:

 1961 - 1964 Line-up:

Frank MacKay                     Lead Vocals
Layne Francis                      Sax
Lee Taylor                            Sax
Rod Norrie                           Drums
Brian Chisholm                    Bass   
Frank Mumford                   Guitar

Donnie Muir                          Bass, Organ
John Gray                             Organ
Barry Ryan                           Bass
Dick Snook                           Sax
Jack Lily                               Drums
Charlie Gray                         Trumpet
Bubsy Brown                         Guitar


The Lincolns were formed in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1961. The original line-up remained intact until 1965 when Donnie Muir replaced Brian Chisholm on bass and John Gray was added on organ. In late 1966 when John Gray left the band, Donnie Muir switched to organ and Barry Ryan (The Imperials) joined as bassist. In March of 1968 Lee Taylor died from diabetes, and was replaced by Dick Snook. Later, in 1968 Rod Norrie retired and Jack  Lilly (The Five Sounds, Central Nervous System) became the drummer. Charlie Gray (John's brother) also played trumpet with the band for a brief period.

"The Lincoln's-Together Again", a "live" recording featuring classic R&B covers such as "I've Been Lovin' You Too Long", "Hold On I'm Comin'", and "Knock On Wood", was released in 1978 on the Black Bear label. The album spotlighted lead singer Frank MacKay's original ballad "She Is True", a song that would later be featured in the movie "The King Of Friday Night", based on former Lincoln John Gray's hit musical play "Rock and Roll".

The Lincolns were one of the most popular bands in the Maritimes during the 1960's. They still occasionally play reunion gigs.



1978 The Lincolns - Together Again (Black Bear)


Info from Frank MacKay and Bill Wiggins

Courtesy Of Jim Rice

Courtesy Of Jim Rice