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Take Your Time 2:30                                      Bad Boy 2:02

It's A Long Way Home 2:14                           Somethin's Got A Hold On Me 2:44

Small Town Girl 2:55                                     Move To California 2:00

You Only Die Once 2:20                               Nightfall 2:36

Poor Baby 2:48                                             Million Kisses 2:05

If This Is Love 2:07                                       Do You Mind 2:19

Initially - 1966


The Staccatos (rock, pop)

The Staccatos were formed in 1963 in Ottawa by vocalist Dean Hagopian, guitarist Vern Craig, bassist Brian Rading, and drummer/vocalist Rick Bell. Upon the departure of Hagopian, vocalist/guitarist Les Emmerson joined the band, and would become the outfit's principal songwriter. After recording "Small Town Girl" for Capitol in 1965, releasing their debut LP Initially the following year, and adding Rick Bell's brother Mike (also a drummer/vocalist) to the lineup, the group recorded the 1967 album A Wild Pair, a collaboration with the Guess Who. In late 1968 keyboardist Ted Gerow became a bandmember, which was followed by the departure of Vern Craig and a change in the group's moniker from the Staccatos to the Five Man Electrical Band.  - John Bush, Allmusic


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