With Douglas’ help, Harlequin signed a deal with CBS/Epic (home to Cheap Trick and Eddie Money) in 1979. The band proceeded to amaze everyone at the label by pushing the first release "Victim of a Song"(1979) to gold status through sheer hard-work, incessant touring, word of mouth and solid song-writing. Songs like Sweet Things in Life, You are the Light and Survive introduced the band to radio to many markets in Canada - especially Western Canada.
Unlike many bands of their era, Harlequin is still a staple of rock radio in Canada, where the band's old and new hits still receive remarkable amounts of airplay. Fueled by this continued success at radio, the band still tours, gaining new fans all the time, and attracting anyone who loves Canadian rock at it's finest. As a matter of fact I got to see them in 2006 at new Year's Eve bash here in Victoria along with Helix, the Headpins and Prism. It was a rockin' New Year's Eve. My Can Con entry for this Years Canada Day. If You're looking for more Canadian content in honor of Canada Day, you can check out my last years posts here and I'm pretty sure the links are still active.
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