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386. April Wine

With a long and storied history in Canada (peppered with a few minor hits in the United States), April Wine left behind a legacy of Hard Rock tunes and Power Ballads. Multi dimensional and great live performers, they are also very underrated and surprisingly have yet to reach the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Without that accolade, there is little reason that they would get enshrined in Cleveland….not that this was going to happen anyway.




The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

Halifax, Canada 


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Stand Back (1975)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Sign of the Gypsy Queen (From Nature of the Beast, 1981)

Should April Wine be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 68.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 15.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.3%
Last modified on Thursday, 08 March 2018 22:04
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+3 #3 Darryl Tahirali 2016-06-28 21:24
Just one April Wine song title, "If You See Kay," is wittier than all the Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen album titles put together.
+4 #2 Eddie Cook 2013-05-20 18:09
April Wine did get into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
+4 #1 RickITpapa 2012-07-02 20:05
I saw this band during ther peak in the 80's, I believe it was 1984, Selland Arena, Fresno, Ca. They backed up Forigner. They are great (Forigner) but I can not tell a lie, A W BLEW them off the stage!

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