• Johnny Stark & The Four Winds (2)
    The Four Winds - L to R : Pat Lacroix, Teddy Morris, Gordon Lightfoot & ?

    Johnny Stark & The Four Winds (2) (Hollywood, Calif.)

    Personnel :

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Pat Lacroix

    Teddy Morris


    Discography :

    Johnny Stark bb The Four Winds (2) (uncredited)
    1957 - Feeling Like A Fool / Cold Coffee (Crystalette 713)

    Johnny Stark & The Four Winds (2)
    1957 - Rockin' Billy / Drivin' Me Out Of My Mind (Crystalette 715)

    Biography :

    Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr.(born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.He is often referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend. In 1954, He Forms a group called the Teen Timers with Terry Whelan.

    Johnny Stark & The Four Winds (2)
    The Teen Timers

     Lightfoot moved to California in 1957 to study jazz composition and orchestration for two years at Hollywood's Westlake College of Music, which had many Canadian students. To support himself, he sang on demonstration records and wrote, arranged, and produced commercial jingles. In 1957, With fellow students, Pat LaCroix, Teddy Morris and another , Gordon Lightfoot formed a singing group called the Four Winds. The Four Winds landed a couple of cool gigs through Westlake connections. They were hired to sing backup vocals for a rockabilly-style artist named  Johnny Stark, Real name John. G. Sticco.

    Johnny Stark & The Four Winds (2)    Johnny Stark & The Four Winds (2)
    Johnny Stark                                                                                

    They recorded four songs with him including  “Cold Coffee“, “Feeling Like A Fool“, “Rockin' Billy“ and “Drivin' Me Out Of My Mind“ released on the Crystalette record label. Then the Four Winds were asked to appear on a local TV show hosted by Bobby Troup, a musician and actor who later starred in Emergency! with his wife Julie London. They sang on several tunes performed on the show, including Troup's own “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66. The group separates some time later and In the fall of 1958 Lightfoot moves to Toronto. Pat Lacroix then formed yet another band, this time with Denny Doherty, Richard Byrne and Zal Yanovsky called The Halifax III.

    Songs :

    Johnny Stark & The Four Winds (2)

    Drivin' Me Out Of My Mind                          Rockin' Billy           


    Johnny Stark bb The Four Winds (2)

    Feeling Like A Fool                                   Cold Coffee    

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