James Leroy - Guestbook





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Wonderful tribute to a wonderful and talented musician who left this world much too early. Thanks for this.

Added: October 8, 2012
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I've always had an interest in Canadian classic rock music. Your site is very well done and informative. Thanks a lot.

Added: September 18, 2012
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Hello fellow James Leroy fans. I met James in Calgary,
Alberta in and around 1977-79. Me and my friends used to frequent a club called the Refinery. He would open for a band called The Terry Crawford Band. He and they were amazing. Got to know James a bit(I think he had a crush on my sister)and we all really liked him. I actually have a note he wrote on a cigarette package way back then. It was an inspirational quote. I know I still have it somewhere so when I find it, I can share it with you if you are interested. I was very sad to hear of his passing years later when I saw the band(Moncton or Halifax) and they told me about it. Great guy/musician. RIP James.


Added: August 21, 2012
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This is great to have a tribute site like this. James Leroy was and still id one of my favourite musical artists. He touched my life a lot in the 70/s He played in the Sault a lot and I went to see hin everytime he came. He worked here as a DJ and managed the Sawmill Lounge at the Water Tower Inn for a while. He is greatly missed!

Added: July 7, 2012
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Added: June 27, 2012
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Thank you for this site. I remember James Leroy's music so well and have been searching for his story and music for a long time without success. Rest in Peace, James.

Added: March 4, 2012
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This is an amazing tribute to an equally amazing man!!

My mother Brenda grew up in Martintown, and we both had the pleasure of spending hours talking with Jimmy when he played at the Downtowner in Owen Sound as part of The Boarding House.

Such an talented and kind individual - he will be sadly missed!, but in comfort to those left behind, he is leading the choir of angels up above and is looking over all of us!

Rest in peace - we hold you in our hearts forever

Nancy, and the rest of the Gougeon/Segouin clan

:!music:


Added: March 14, 2012
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Where do i start?James Leroy....a very gifted singer song writer.Once you hear that voice,you're hooked.
Finding this site brought fond memories as i listend to his music again.Reading his bio.....and insights and reflections from those who were part of his all too short life was most enlightening.

I remember a Toronto DJ,Mike Cooper of CFTR(then)recalling his memories of James after playing "Touch of Magic".
In fact,that's the first time i knew that he had died.I was shocked and deeply saddened.That voice will now be forever silent.The talent,the man.
Rest in Peace,James.Your voice is now amongst HIS angels.


Added: February 3, 2012
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Great site, thank you so much. Like many people who signed this book, I feel that Canadian music in the 70s and early 80s was some of the best ever. James Leroy's songs were no exception. Hearing "You Look Good in Denim" and "Touch of Magic" brings me back to my childhood with fond memories. I tried looking him up on Wikipedia but was surprised to see he doesn't have page. If anyone reading this is so enclined to do one, it would only help spread the great memories of his wonderful music.

Added: October 12, 2011
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Great site! Brings back memories of George White's Melody Inn music store where as a teenager I worked with Gary Comeau. This was the beginning for the band that would become Denim. In the back of the store was a practice area where James crafted the songs that appear on the album.
With him were Gary, Val Tuck and members of the band Jumbo; as a 16 year old I just watched and listened in awe. In return for hanging around I became somewhat of a "gopher" - go for snacks, go for cigarettes.

I was present at their first real recording session in Montreal where they recorded tracks for Treble Clef ads with Harvey Glatt. The trip back to Ottawa was interrupted by an ice storm and the whole band ( with me still hanging around) staying in a motel room in Rigeau, QC.

Precious memories, cherished music. Rock and Roll heaven is richer with Jimmy.


Added: October 5, 2011
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