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Nova Scotia Classic Rock

The Outcasts

Tony Argent: Guitar, Vocals
Gordie Fredricks: Bass-1
Keith Coffin: Organ
Brian Mercer: Drums-1
Doug MacLean: Lead Vocals
Ron Dillman: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Barry Harrison: Bass-2
Jay MacLeod: Drums-2

 From RPM Mag Dec 19, 1966 Vol 6, No.17 OUTCASTS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASH Toronto: Monday December 5, 1964 was the final blow to the promising young musical group known as the Outcasts. They have been constantly plagued by misfortune since they became a group in their native Nova Scotia, but the week before December 5th, the future looked brighter. They had been signed to a large book ing agency and were about to leave on a tour of Northern Ontario when misfortune once again stepped in. Returning to Toronto from Buffalo they were suddenly confronted by a confusion of detours which resulted in them colliding with a highway worker, killing him instantly. Their van overturned several times causing fatal injuries to 17 year old guitarist Gordon Fredericks of Boutilliers Pt., Nova Scotia. Driver of the van and organist for the group Keith Coffin was so seriously injured that it necessitated the amputation of his leg. Drummer Brian Mercer and lead singer Douglas Maclean were listed as being in serious condition. Barry Harrison and Ron DiIIman were treated and released. Their manager Mack Stewart, who is also manager of the Hawk' s Nest, arranged for a benefit and received the services of Dee and The Yeomen , The Evil , The Manx and The Paupers. The Ron Scribner Agency is also planning a benefit for the group.

 Thanks to Stephen Marsh for finding this article.

Courtesy Of Sharon Duffy



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