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Cocaine Blues 1973
Stomach Ache 1973
Homework 1973
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Past Shows

Sun. September 20th 2009
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Victoria Music Hall Of Fame Ceremony Bob Rock, Paul Horn, Brothers Forbes, Harry Creech, Blues Union, Wayne Peters, Fred Usher, Ron Tuele & The Monarchs

Blues Union

from Victoria BC

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Hall of Fame Inductee 2009 :
Most Influential Blues Group 1960-1974
Broken Up - Confirmed: Jan. 10, 2022 (Archived)
Please note that the picture above was the #2 version of Blues Union after the first version, with the exception of Lesher, went on to be Showdown.

Lesher reformed the band with these different members: Ken Moran, Glen Haley: guitars/Nick Hall-Patch, Bill Burdick: Bass/Tony MaCauley, Andy Hall-Patch, Graham White: Drums/Bob Lesher: Harmonica & vocals

The #2 version was a mainstay group at the Brown Jug, working in-town and up-island for Dave Ringland.


The first version of Blues Union was a different band from the #2 line-up in many ways. It embraced "British Blues" and modern blues artists much more while the Blues Union-2 was heavily influenced by time-tested Chicago Blues, the bulk of its material being as such. Blues Union-1 featured songs like 'Stroll On' by the Yardbirds, 'She Caught The Katy' by Taj Mahal and it's big set-closer 'Boogie Chillen' by John Lee Hooker. The band had a huge run at The Purple Onion, filling the place, Friday & Saturday nights, for several weeks.

See Blues Union performing at the Victoria Music Hall of Fame 2009 by visiting the following address on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8k8emifQ_Y

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Cocaine Blues 1973
Stomach Ache 1973
Homework 1973
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Past Members

Bob LesherHarmonica / Vocals70s
Bill BurdickBass70s
Ken PrestonDrums70s
Ian HarrisLead Vocals / Guitar70s
Glen HaleyGuitar70s
Ken MoranGuitar70s
Nick Hall-PatchBass70s
Tony McAuleyDrums70s
Andy Hall-PatchDrums70s
Graham WhiteDrums70s
Bryan HuntGuitar / Vocals70s
Michael BalfeDrums70s
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed Jan. 10, 2022