Frank Allison, Wayne Morice, Ian Berry, Warren Clark, Alex Michie, BJ Cook and Jim McGillvarey Sweet Beaver about 1970 - Photo Courtesy of Wayne Morice
When I joined the group they were called The New Breed, but we decided to change the name because of a false report that Jerry Mathers [The Beaver] had been killed in Vietnam. We were all devastated and decided to change the name in his honor. Of course in a few days they found out that it wasn't true but we liked the name and it seemed to be causing a little stir, so we kept it.
I also read that we recorded an album with the CBC which is true, but we recorded it under the name Sweet Beaver not the New Breed, at least I am pretty sure.
Carl Graves came on board after I gave notice to go with Ronnie Hawkins and that's when Foster and I hooked up, we became Hawks. We stayed with Ronnie Hawkins for about a year and half, then came back and formed Skylark.
B.J. Cook, January 2006
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