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Garnett Ford (rock)

Born and raised in Toronto, Garnett Ford formed his first band, Pinball, during the mid '70s. They played the local area circuit, venturing occasionally out west and into the US, when Frederick Starchuck took an interest. He signed Ford to a management deal, and within a year a contract with Warner Brothers. They wanted him as a solo act, so Pinball folded and Ford went into Phase One Studios with Ian Thomas and Gary Muth.  UNDER THE INFLUENCE was released in February, 1978. A slick blend of pop and adult rock, it was all originals, mostly written by Ford with Doug Templeton, sent in for the job by Starchuck.  The first single from Postcard cracked the Canadian charts, but then stalled before reaching the top 40. 

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Garnett Ford - Under The Influence - 197

Under The Influence - 1978

Garnett Ford - Postcard (Original) - 198

Postcard - 1982

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Postcard (reissue) - 1995

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