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Rock My World Canada, chapter 197: Thundermug

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Thundermug was formed in London, Ontario, and existed from 1970 to 1976. They regrouped in 1991 and officially disbanded in 2001. The band was initially composed of Joe de Angelis (guitar and vocals), Bill Durst (keyboards and guitar), James Corbett (bass) and Ed Pranskus (drums). Their first album, Thundermug Strikes, recorded at Toronto Sound studios in the spring of 1972. The album resulted in a Canadian Top 30 hit, “Africa”, based on radio interest in what was originally a non-single album song. In 2006, Thundermug was inducted into the London Music Hall of Fame. Following the breakup of the band, Bill Durst developed a solo career as an award-winning blues artist.

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