Many years ago in 1978 the band NIGHTWINDS was hired to play my school, A. Y. Jackson Secondary School in North York, Ontario.
At the time I was already worshipping RUSH but had not fully delved into Progressive Rock yet.
I had not heard music like theirs before but I knew that they were fantastic and I liked it a lot.
They were the nudge I needed to become a Prog Rock fan.
And then I never saw them again…
Several years ago I did some searching around the internet and met up and became friends with former NIGHTWINDS keyboardist Gerald O’Brien.
Gerald had given me a few details here and there of the band’s history but I wanted to hear it all.
And finally, we have it. Gerald has sat down with me and told the amazing story of NIGHTWINDS. It’s even better than I imagined.
This is long but well worth the listen.
Episode Song List:
- We Were The Young
- Crude Exports
- The Pirates of Rebecca’s Choice
- Out ‘n’ About
- Sad But True
- As the Crow Flies
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Please enjoy. Don’t forget you can reach me with comments, questions and ideas at TestingForEchoCHSR [at] gmail [dot] com