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Major Hoople's Boarding House's Gail Selkirk


I recently shared the list of early Canadian rock songs that made up volume two of a homemade mix of such songs from the 1960s and 1970s.  On that mix is "I'm Running After You" by Major Hoople's Boarding House.

Admittedly, I don't know much about Major Hoople's Boarding House.  This page has a bio of the Cambridge band.

In November 1967 they received permission from the makers of the Major Hoople comic strip to use the name and became Major Hoople's Boarding House. In 1968 they added female keyboardist and vocalist Gail Selkirk. They worked the southern Ontario bar circuit from Kitchener to Kingston which helped solidify their first label signing to MUCH Records in 1970 where they released the non-charting "Lady" single.

Wasn't I surprised to get a voice mail today from that very same Gail Selkirk.  You can hear Gail's message for me below.

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