Rock My World Canada, chapter 168: Lynx

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Lynx formed in Toronto by highschool friends Mike Swartz and Bob Walker in 1973 after folding the tent on their previous group Black Wheat. They recruited Swartz’s younger brother Rob as the second guitarist, and with Walker handling bass, they added Rick Haberman on drums – and Lynx was born. While they were at Toronto’s Phase One Studios, they augmented their sound by bringing in Tony Caputo on keyboards. Following a tour that took them across the country, what had already been years of toiling for the group led to its demise, with everyone going their separate ways. The problem though was Quality had a three album contract, and Caputo and Rob Swartz were talked into carrying on under the Lynx banner.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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