Gary O'

Gary O'

Gary O'Connor, better known as Gary O' is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the son of Canadian musician Billy O'Connor.

Biography

Gary was a member of the 1960s band "Cat", who had a popular Canadian hit in 1970 called "We're in This Together". Following a few more singles, creative differences would ultimately break them up in 1972.

Shortly after, Gary joined a Beatles tribute band called Liverpool, and with the help of Ian Thomas, released a single called "Dolly". This gained the attention of Anthem Records head Ray Danniels, and following a name change to Aerial, they released the album "In the Middle of the Night" in 1978. It was not a big success, and shortly after the 1980 follow-up "Maneuvers", Gary left the band to pursue a solo career.

In 1981, he signed with RCA Records and released his self-titled debut album. The first single "I Believe in You" became a smash hit in Canada, and the follow-up, a remake of the Hollies' song "Pay You Back With Interest" even reached the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, where it peaked at #70.

It was his only chart entry in America, although he has had some success in writing songs for well-known artists such as 38 Special("Back Where You Belong", "One Time For Old Times") as well as Molly Hatchet ("What's It Gonna Take") and Eddie Money ("Maybe Tomorrow").

In 1984, he released his follow-up album "Strange Behaviour". The first single "Shades of 45", a song about the Enola Gay bombing the Japanese, became a popular hit in Canada, and the follow-up "Get it While You Can" also became a modest hit.

Currently, Gary O' works as a songwriter out of Vancouver.

Discography

Albums

with AERIAL
* 1978 - "In the Middle of the Night"
* 1980 - "Maneuvers"

as a SOLO artist
* 1981 - "Gary O"
* 1984 - "Strange Behaviour"

ingles

with CAT
* 1968 - "Doin' the Best We Can"
* 1970 - "Solo Flight"
* 1970 - "We're in This Together"
* 1971 - "Honey in the Sky"

with LIVERPOOL
* 1975 - "Love is A Melody"
* 1975 - "Down to Liverpool"
* 1976 - "Dolly"

with AERIAL
* 1978 - "Easy Love"
* 1980 - "Tears That You Cry"
* 1980 - "Moments Like This"

as a SOLO artist
* 1981 - "I Believe in You"
* 1981 - "Pay You Back With Interest"
* 1984 - "Shades of 45"
* 1984 - "Get it While You Can"

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External links

*Allmusicguide|id=11:0zfixqu5ldte


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