The Collectors

The CollectorsFrom: Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Collectors was a Canadian rock band active in the 1960s. It debuted in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1961 as a house band (the C-FUN Classics) for CFUN radio, and renamed itself The Collectors in 1966. The band featured Howie Vickers on lead vocals, Bill Henderson on lead guitar, recorder, keyboards and lead vocals (these last mostly on Grass and Wild Strawberries), Claire Lawrence on tenor saxophone, harmonica, keyboards, flute, organ, recorder and vocals, Glenn Miller on bass and vocals, and Ross Turney on drums and percussion. In 1968, the group released its first, eponymously named album on the Warner Brothers label (Warner/Seven Arts), and over the next two years created soundtrack music to three Canadian films. Grass and Wild Strawberries was one such; its lyrics were written by Canadian poet and playwright George Ryga (“The Ecstasy of Rita Joe”) complemented by the music of The Collectors.

Howie Vickers left the group in 1969, and the remaining members of the band reconstituted themselves as Chilliwack, with Bill Henderson taking over lead vocals. ~ Wikipedia

Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1967 single “Looking At A Baby”
Looking At A Baby

  • Looking At A Baby

From the 1968 album The Collectors

  • Lydia Purple
  • One Act Play
  • She (Will-O-The-Wind)
  • What Is Love

From the 1968 album Grass And Wild Strawberries
Grass & Wild Strawberries

  • Don’t Turn Away (From Me)
  • Dream of Desolation
  • Early Morning
  • My Love Delights Me
  • Seventeenth Summer
  • The Long Rain
  • Things I Remember

From the compilation U-Spaces: Psychedelic Archaeology
U-Spaces-Vol. 4

  • Ring The Bells
  • Uncle Wiggley