April Wine

Inducted in 2010

It was difficult to turn on a radio in Canada in the 1970s or early ‘80s without hearing April Wine. The Halifax-spawned, Montreal-based band made radio-friendly arena rock and sentimental ballads that earned them a mass audience. Combine that with a rigorous touring ethic that saw them cross Canada multiple times and you get one of the more successful rock acts in this country’s history.

Career Highlights


Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame


The Nature of the Beast went platinum in the U.S.


First Glance was their first gold album outside Canada.


Stand Back was the first album by a Canadian band to sell more than 100,000 copies.

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April Wine formed in Halifax


Quick Fact

The band opened for the Rolling Stones at their 1977 El Mocambo gig in Toronto.

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Quick Fact

Myles Goodwyn is the only remaining original band member in the current lineup.