Happy Valentine’s Day to the ladies in the house.
Barney Bentall and The Legendary Hearts – Reverting to his real name in 1984, Bentall, together with Guppy, Nairne, bassist Barry Muir, and keyboardist Cam Bowman, recorded demos produced by noted producer Bob Rock. In 1988, Bentall, Guppy, Nairne, Muir and Bowman, by then known as Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts, had a breakthrough when they landed a recording contract with Epic/CBS Records after releasing a video for “Something to Live For” on MuchMusic in 1987. The self-titled debut album, which featured three hit Canadian singles including “Something to Live For”, “House of Love (is Haunted)” and “Come Back to Me”, reached platinum status in Canada (100,000 records sold). After the record a musician named David Reimer joined the band. In 1989, the group won a Juno Award for “Most Promising Group of the Year”. In 1990, Bentall, Fraser and Nairne were nominated for a Genie Award for “Restless Dreamer”, a song they wrote which appeared on the soundtrack to the Sandy Wilson film American Boyfriends.