Inducted in 2019

Chilliwack has created some of the most enduring songs ever to come out of Canada. For anyone who grew up in the 1970s or ’80s, the Vancouver rock band’s numerous hits have served as the soundtrack of their lives. While the group underwent numerous personnel changes, its constant has always been lead singer and principal songwriter Bill Henderson, whose soaring falsetto and melodic guitar has long characterized the band’s bright sound.

Career Highlights


Chilliwack releases “Take Back This Land”. The song gains popularity during the Federal election.


Chilliwack is inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame


Bill Henderson and Brian MacLeod win a JUNO Award for Producer of the Year for Opus X


“My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” reaches #1 in Canada, where it remains for 3 weeks.

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Chilliwack receives first platinum album certification with Dreams, Dreams, Dreams


“Lonesome Mary” becomes the band’s first U.S. charting single, peaking at #10 in Canada


Chilliwack creates all music for the Canadian Pavilion at Expo ’70 in Japan at the Canadian Government’s request


Quick Fact

In the early ’70s, a Vancouver journalist proposed a “humiliation insurance policy” for any band that followed a Chilliwack performance.

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Quick Fact

Chilliwack’s debut album was recorded and mixed in only 36 hours.