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Thank you so much for the site ... JL was something of an enigma to me. My best friend and bandmate, Nigel Butterfield owned the Denim album and we listened to it over and over again. James and Major Hoople played our Frosh Week at UNB way back in Sept'75 (Fredericton NB). Now that night was magical and remains near-and-dear in my mind. He drew on many musical themes - bit of Procol Harum, plenty of country rock rhythms and a healthy dose of the best in Canadian pop. It boogles the mind speculating where this artist might have taken Canadian music in that silver age of Canadian Rock. Nigel and I both thank you for the welcome "memory refresh" your site guarantees.
Cheers, Wayne Dunham


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I am proud to say that James Leroy & Denim was the first concert I ever saw.I believe it was the summer of 73'and it was at the old Kirkland Lake arena.James was opening for another great Canadian act, the Stampeders.The girl I married 27 yrs later happened to be at the same concert.James dedicated a song to her and her three sisters.I think their first cousin Gibby had somethig to do with it.lol

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Wish I could go back in the days when we could listen to James Leroy's songs on the radio.
Miss his music.


Added: March 6, 2011
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I'm listening to James Leroy as I write this. I love his voice and music. I listen to his music just about everyday as I paint (I'm an artist). What a shame such a true talent is not with us today. His songs really bring me back to my youth. Such wonderful memories, and I'm so glad this music was around when I grew up. They don't write them like this anymore. You Look Good In Denim, Touch Of Magic, Make It All Worthwhile, and Lady Ellen were some of my favorite songs by James Leroy. His music will live on in my life, and I hope in so many others. Thanks James, for the great music. God bless you.
Brian LaSaga


Added: February 27, 2011
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Your tribute to James Leroy is inspiring. I bought "James Leroy and Denim" in the 80's and really didn't hear or see the band in their hayday, but I too was moved by Leroy's voice and lyrics and still wonder how much fun it would have been to see the James and the band in a small club in '73 or '73. A great Canadian talent lost so early in his life and lost to the majority of Canadian music lovers. Thanks for keeping this site active and his memory alive.

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I remember seeing James Leroy and Denim at the Watertower Inn in SSM Ontario back in the mid/late 70s. He had 2 beautilful dogs that traveled with him. Great memories....

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I remember James at the ottawa house in hull he was super ..James was a touch of magic.....

Added: January 3, 2011
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I am 52 years old and i have to tell you that i love love love your music.Those songs bring back so many memories for me.Songs like make it all worth while,you look good in denim all of your music is what i call music.
Not like some of the c*** of today.Mind you there are still some good songs being written but none compares toy your style and lyrics.
You are truly one of my all time favorite Artists Mr Leroy.I wish you would put some new songs out.
The world needs more good music like yours.

Wayne Stacey


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I met James during the years when he toured Northern Ontario and was playing at the Holiday Inn in Sudbury. I was 15 at the time. He became friends with my sister who had also worked there. I remember how kind and gentle he was, and how he had helped me manage some of the difficulties of those adolescent times with his kindness, understanding and wise words. We spend much time laughing and playing music. He planted the music bug in my brother and taught him how to play guitar. To this day my brother is still in love with making and playing music.

I often wondered what had happened to him and tried to find him on the internet so I could reconnect with him now that I live in Ottawa, but to avail until this website appeared. I was saddened to discover he had taken his own life-especially when he had helped so many make theirs better. Rest in peace, James, I will never forget you-you are a wonderful Soul that touched my life in a positive way.


Added: December 5, 2010
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James patiently taught me (originally a flat-picking rock/blues guy) basic Travis picking - for which I will always be grateful. I was playing in Ottawa's Heart at the time and James had not yet found his place in the spotlight. I remember we called him Jimmy Leroy in 1968, but I think he may have preferred James even then. I have always remembered him as a very warm-hearted guy. I knew a bit about his later successes, but I did not know until tonight that he had left us so early. I am glad he is being remembered by this website.

Added: November 29, 2010
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