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Wild Strawberries is a pop rock band consisting of married couple Roberta Carter-Harrison (vocals) and Ken Harrison, who are also, respectively, a physiotherapist and a doctor by trade. In 1988, the band submitted the song “Crying Shame” to Toronto radio station CFNY for its new music search contest; it won the
The band has since eliminated all dependence on record labels, preferring instead independent production and promotion; the band adopted a strategy to promote themselves directly to fans. The success of Bet You Think I’m Lonely also earned the band a 1995 Juno Award nomination for Best New Group.
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