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Stonebolt Biography

stoneboltStonebolt was formed in Vancouver BC in 1973 but the roots of the band stretch back to the late 60’s when high school friends Ray Roper, Brian Lousley and Dan Atchison played together for local teen dances.

In 1976 the band secured a recording contract with Parachute records and released one album before the label folded and the band moved to RCA for three more albums during the early 80’s. In Canada Stonebolt became a popular radio act with a number of hit singles topping the Canadian charts but it wasn’t until the ballad “I Will Still Love You” became an international hit in 1978 that the Stonebolt became more recognized and word wide stars.

The band had hits in the US, Europe and Japan and played concerts as far away as Osaka Japan and made regular appearances on national TV shows such as American Bandstand and Midnight Special.