The Children

The Children
The Children were formed in Ottawa in late 1965 by poet Bill Hawkins, Sandy Crawley , Peter Hodgson (who would become Sneezy Waters), Neville Wells and Chris Anderson. Their music was a mixture of British beat covers and Hawkins's originals. The group became residents at Le Hibou coffeehouse and enlisted a young singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn, who had just graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and ex-Esquires drummer Richard Patterson. Solo artist and former Pacers member David Wiffen joined a short time later. Exploring their limits and finding there were none, the Children produced songs of astonishing variety :rock, pop, garage, punk, folk, jug band, blues, country, bluegrass and psychedelic. In 2013, they finally released a "greatest hits" package on True North Records, using unreleased masters from the 1960's.

We know Sneezy, Neville and Sandy will be joining us for Random Play.

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