A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   Sitemap  
AllStarPics Statistics
20,879 [NEW]

You are here: Pics  >  Chad Allan Pics (3 pics of Chad Allan)

Chad Allan Pics

Chad Allan
star rating
RATE   Yes No

Chad Allan Snapshot

First Name

Last Name







Zodiac Sign

Claim to Fame
The Guess Who

Profile Bio Text
Chad Allan (Allan Kowbel, born March 29, 1943 Winnipeg) is a Canadian musician and founding member of The Guess Who. He was the group`s original lead singer and front man, as well as rhythm guitarist, songwriter and occasionally drummer and pianist. Allan`s first band, Allan and The Silvertones, was formed while attending Miles MacDonell Collegiate in the late 1950s. Allan brought notable Winnipeg musicians Bob Ashley, Jim Kale, Randy Bachman, and Garry Peterson into the band. This band became Chad Allan and the Reflections. They released their debut single, "Tribute To Buddy Holly", on the tiny Canadian-American label in 1962. In 1963, the band changed names again to Chad Allan and The Expressions and signed a contract with Quality Records. Several singles were released and were minor hits in Canada. In 1965, Quality released their single, a cover of the Johnny Kidd song "Shakin` All Over". As a promo stunt, Quality released promo copies of the single credited to "Guess Who?". This became the band`s new name, although throughout 1965 they were being credited as "Guess Who? Chad Allan And The Expressions". In late 1965 Bob Ashley left the band and Burton Cummings of The Deverons replaced him. Shortly after Cummings` arrival, the band dropped the "Chad Allan & The Expressions" sub-moniker & began including harder R&B material into their set. Allan started developing throat problems in early 1966, that made it difficult for him to sing the grittier materials, which Cummings took on. After recording The Guess Who`s third album, It`s Time, Allan left the band. Allan has since pursued many musical endeavours including writing gospel music, hosting a children`s TV show in Winnipeg, and forming his own record label called Seabreeze Records from which he released several singles and an album that didn`t fare well. For a number of years, starting in 1982 he started teaching songwriting at Kwantlen University College in Surrey, British Columbia. In January 2008 Regenerator Records (www.regeneratorrecords.com) issued a CD consisting of four rare studio tracks and a live concert recording circa 1963 entitled Chad Allan and The Reflections - Early Roots. A limited edition double vinyl LP set of the collection (minus the 4 1962 studio cuts) was released in Spring 2009. Regenerator is currently working on remastering Allan`s Sequel album. Allan moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1977. He still performs standards, ballads, and rock and roll classics.

Couple Profile Source

Wikipedia Text

Chad Allan (born March 29, 1943) is a Canadian musician who was the original lead singer, founding member, and front man of The Guess Who.


Has Videos

Music Genre (Text)
Rock, Soft Rock, Country Rock

Occupation Text
Musician, songwriter

Instrument (text)
vocals, accordion, guitar, piano, keyboards, harmonica, drums, mandolin

Year(s) Active

Record Label
Canadian-American, Quality, Scepter, Reprise Records, GRT, Seabreeze, Regenerator

Associated Acts
The Guess Who, Brave Belt

Record Label

Chad Allan Picture Gallery

Share This on the Web

Post a Comment

Your Name:
Your Email:
This will not appear on the site

You are solely responsible for the comments and other content that you post. AllStarPics.Net accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such content.

C1 | C2 | C3 | C4 | C5 | C6 | C7 | C8 | C9 | C10 | C11 | C12 | C13 | C14 | C15 | C16 | C17 | C18 | C19 | C20 | C21 | C22 | C23 | C24 | C25 | C26 | C27 | C28 | C29 | C30 | C31 | C32 | C33 | C34 | C35 | C36 | C37

Latest Site Comments

Metallica Pics

Posted by brian 1 year ago

what a hot band. love all their music

Kay Parker Pics

Posted by Joe 1 year ago

Would love to meet you before I die,

Larry Miller Pics

Posted by greg fischer 1 year ago

We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...

John Kennedy Jr. Pics

Posted by Michael Wren 1 year ago

You can find the statue proposal on Kickstarter dot com

Browse Movie Galleries

This website is part of the FamousFix entertainment community. By continuing past this page, and by your continued use of this site, you agree to be bound by and abide by the Terms of Use. Loaded in 0.11 secs.
Terms of Use  |  Copyright  |  Privacy
Copyright 2006-2015, FamousFix