blasts from the past
This page honours the roots of these rockers & the Musicians, artists & friends they've mEt along that journey.
A singer, songwriter, and piano man, Kelly Jay's musical career spans back to almost the very beginnings of Canadian rock'n'roll. Born in Toronto in 1941. Kelly began playing with local bands in the early 60's.
He was a student at the Ontario College of Art. He graduated into working the nightclub circuits in Canada and the United States, and for many years, fronted his band "Kelly Jay and the Jamies". Because of the years spent working in night clubs in Canada and the United States, Kelly developed, to a high-degree, the ability to effectively communicate with any audience.
A man of many talents, Kelly also spent time working in radio, film, and journalism.
His outgoing personality, has made him well-known to a great number of people in the media and music industries.
Kelly has not performed on stage in recent years, due to on-going health concerns.
He presently lives in Calgary Alberta.
This world-class musician rose out of the 60's with such bands as the Five Rogues and The Mandala, and later came from Grant Smith and the Power in the early to join Crowbar.
In '73- 74 he went on to record and tour with Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel & other greats. He’s pictured here with Crowbar (above - far right.)