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Laurie Bower


LAURIE BOWER (trombonist, arranger, singer) was born Lawrence Wayne Bower on August 31, 1933 in Kirkland Lake, ON. After studying choral technique with Charles Peaker at the University of Toronto, Bower became a busy studio musician, singer and arranger in Toronto Studios. In 1969 he formed the Laurie Bower Singers which included Tommy Ambrose – recording jingles, albums, live performances and backing up other performers. In addition to playing with Peter Appleyard, Guido Basso and Jim Galloway he was a founder in 1981 of the Spitfire Band.