Vintage Vinyl — November 29, 2013 at 8:57 am

Vintage Vinyl – Truck


Straight outta Ingersoll, Ontario, the rock band Truck was originally named Sound Spectrum. Formed in 1966, by the end of the decade they’d changed their name and decamped for the relatively big city lights of London. Relentless gigging and a name which lent itself to the then-trendy catchphrase “Keep On Truckin'” gained them a modest following and gigs opening for acts like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Deep Purple and Fleetwood Mac, culminating in an appearance before 20,000 people at the Rockwood Music Festival in Orangeville (headlined by Lighthouse).

In 1972 they released several singles, including the latin-flavoured “Get It Together,” and their sole, self-titled LP before breaking up in 1974 in the wake of a flurry of lineup changes, after which various members went on to play for groups ranging from Santana, REO Speedwagon, Goddo, Bob Seger, Saga and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.

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