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Nova Scotia Classic Rock

Eddy (M) Melanson And The Rock-A-Billys

Eddy Melanson: Vocals, Guitar
Bobby Reyno: Lead Guitar
Dave Atwood: Sax
Gloria Saulnier: Piano, Vocals
Roly Ross: Bass
Ron Cormier: Drums


* Born July 25.1938 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

* At age seven started to play the guitar, (country).

* At age fourteen discovered the COUNTRY JUMP BLUES and adapted it to the guitar.

* Made his debut in 1953 playing for the Halifax Colored Citizens Improvement League.

* Joined the Halifax Civic Youth Dance Band in 1955, (playing guitar).

* After watching the 1956 release of the movie THE GIRL CAN”T HELP IT he started his own band and named it EDDY M and the ROCK-A-BILLYS.

* 1958- Toured with Bill Haley and the Comets in the Canadian Maritimes.

* 1958- Produced a live weekly Rockabilly show on CKBW, Bridgewater.

* Promoted the first home grown Rock-A-Rama at the Halifax Forum featuring the Rock-A-Billys, the Meteors, Art Sampson and his Rockets, the Lucky Four, the Rain Drops and from Kentville, Dutchy Mason and the Esquires.

* 1960- Played at the Casa Loma in Montreal backing the Folies Bergere dancers.

* Formed his next group, Eddy M and the Miracles in London, Ontario.

* 1961- Toured in the States, personal appearances with Buddy Knox and the Fendermen.

* 1963- Recorded some of his original material at Starday Studios in Nashville.

* Moved to Grimsby, Ontario with his wife Melva where they bought land and developed a private recreational complex complete with a recording studio, record label and a new band called Eddy M and the Memories.

* 1982- Produced an Album titled, 30 Years of Eddy M.

* 2003- Joined the broadcast team on CFBW, Hanover as a DJ.

* 2010- Produced a CD to give to folks where he played.

* 2013- Celebrated sixty years in the music business.



     1957 Worry, Worry, Worry/Down On The Farm

     1963 Why Did You Say Good-Bye/Pardon Me (But I'm Going Back Home) Spartan Records

     1982 Eddy M Is Back Again/Just Loving You


     1982 30 Years Of Eddy


     2010 30 Years Of Eddy

   Info From Eddy Melanson

Courtesy Of Eddy Melanson


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