Edward Bear

edward-bearFrom: Toronto, ON, Canada

Edward Bear was a Toronto-based Canadian pop-rock group, formed originally in 1966 by Larry Evoy and Craig Hemming. The band was signed by Capitol Records in 1969 with a lineup of Evoy, Danny Marks and Paul Weldon. Marks left the following year and was replaced by Roger Ellis. The band’s name is derived from A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, whose “proper” name is Edward Bear.

The band’s biggest hit was 1972’s “Last Song,” which charted at #1 in Canada and #3 in the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was given a gold disc in March 1973 for selling over one million copies by the Recording Industry Association of America. By then, Edward Bear’s original line up had split up. Evoy remained the band’s primary songwriter and creative force, rebuilding the band twice, until finally calling it quits in 1974. Edward Bear won a Juno Award in 1973 for outstanding group performance.

Evoy went through a brief period where he embraced Scientology in 1973. He went on to have a solo career, but is currently retired from live performance and is running a small recording studio. Marks went on to become a successful blues guitarist and radio host. Weldon performs with a jazz combo and teaches at Seneca College in Toronto.

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1970 album Eclipse

  • Chris’ Song
  • Long Forgotten Day
  • Monday
  • You Can’t Deny It