Super Bowl has been played, winter is winding down, here's to
spring being on it's way and another great summer of STYX & Lawrence
Gowan!! I know of two shows this fall which I will be attending but
here's hoping to a show or two between now and then. Love the new
Styx site. It would be nice if we could get some more notes from
Mr. Gowan himself. They are always a fun read. :) Thank you for the
music and keep rockin!!
City, Ont Canada - I
first got to see Lawrence in action with Styx when they came to Cincinnati's
Riverbend Music Center with REO and Journey. Awesome performance! 'Course,
one of my favorite moments outside of the Styx part of the show was when he
and Tommy Shaw came out during the REO portion and flashed REO...it was hilarious,
and it's good to see a band that performs well, and to see the 'lighter' side
of it's members! I recently got to see Lawrence's performance of A Criminal
Mind on a Styx DVD...and what a GREAT song! I wish they would have that in
their normal Styx lineup! Maybe they do, I've only thus far seen them in 2
concerts, and both times they were with REO (in Cincinnati and Dayton last
year), so they were probably pressed to a time schedule. But after that song
I am anxious to see hear some of his other solo work. Anyway, just wanted to
say that I enjoy his performances with Styx, and he's obviously a very gifted
musician both in playing and writing. Keep up the good work, looking forward
to seeing Styx again this summer as they tour our area! Pete
OH USA - Larry....where
are yoooooooouuuu?? We miss your comedic monthly updates!
CA USA - Just
wondering if anyone out there has any information about where I can get
the video, "Let
It Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Video of the Decade"? It was done in Canada,
and it was for Ronnie Hawkin's celebration of his 60th birthday. Larry
was singing in the video (3 or more songs in the video, itself.) and I
wouldn't mind if I could buy it from somewhere and/or from someone on the
net. Could someone let me know where I can find it? Thanks, it would mean
alot to me. God Bless you, Larry and the band, Styx. Hello, to you, Marlene.
As usual, you are still a very gifted and wonderful person to talk too.
Canyon, CA USA - Goodness,
glad I thought to look for a new "Gowan" website. This is SIMPLY fantastic.
My Gowan experiences date all the way back the absolut BEST time to be
a teenager - the 70's - seeing Rhinegold, at Sir Sams, in Niagara Fall;
never missed a evenings worth of entertainment then and continue of course,
to see as many shows as possible - the John McDermott Xmas special was
a real treat; (John Lennon's song was stupendious) I don't know who all
those seniors were in the crowd haha guess I'm one now too!!! God Bless
Gowan for being such a strange animal!!!!....
On Canada -
City, Ont Canada - Is
larry going to perform himself any time soon? here in toronto?
ont canada - me
again, on styx does larry sing lead vocals? or just play the piano/keyboard?
where have you been?? LOL. Yes Larry does sing lead on some of
the Styx songs. They have even included "A Criminal Mind" in their
line-up. He does an amazing job on "Lady" as well as quite a few
of their other songs. He even gets to play the guitar. Hope this
helps you. I also have a question, can anyone confirm that Styx will
be playing at Casino Rama in Orillia on October 15th & 16th of this
City, Ont Canada - Hi
Marlene....I have some great photos of Larry from their Canyon
Club show in Los Angeles on Dec 27th. If you'd like to see/use them
for the site, I'd be happy to send them to you. Just let me know
CA USA - I
have met Larry on more than one occasion but haven't heard
anything from him in the last few years. I was wondering if he is
going to play solo again and if so where? Now that Lulu's in Kitchener
is gone I have no where to see him in person. I miss that very much.
He is very inspiring to me and has been for a very long time. Please
e-mail me if you can and let me know of any concert or appearance
news. Thank you and keep up the great work Larry. Sincerely Tina
ON Canada - Larry
It's been a long time Feb 14/94 to be exact. Saw you in
concert in Edmonton , A lounge on Whyte ave. Anyways how is everything?
Talked to Bob Bowman last night and he told me about this web site.
We were talking about some sort of small reunion next year, it will
be 30 years !!!!. Anyways if you find the time drop me a line. regards
James St James
AB Canada - I've
been listening to Larry since I was 15 yrs old and I
still love his voice and songs. I hope Larry has many more years
left to his music career I'm almost 38 now and Larry is one of very
few artists that I've heard over the years where I liked every song.
n.s Canada - It
was Saturday February 7th/2004. Bunch of us got onto
the back of the elevator at the CN Tower, someone had asked is it
going down....a male voice states "No
it's going sideways". My eyes followed the voice to
the right..and low and behold....Lawrence Gown. Nobody
said anything except a few giggles. We waited at the
base of the Tower, then walking along the exit is Lawrence.
Had the nerve to approach him and ask...Excuse me,
are you Larry Gowan? That was one evening we wish we
had our camera.......friendly guy, great singer. All
the best! Gisella, Anthony, Sonia, Lorenzo, Jean-Pierre
ON Canada - Just
found the site today. Seems to cover everything u
need....except..... Well, some of us single dads have a pretty much
impossible time getting to see a concert which means we have an impossible
time getting albums that are available ONLY at a concert. Apparently
my local music store in Brandon cannot obtain the fist album "GOWAN" ergo
I cannot obtain it. I used to have a copy of it on cassette (yes
those things that were around between 8-tracs and cd's). Well it
would appear that someone else liked it as well and "borrowed it
for life" without permission.
I guess what i am asking is how do I get it again?
I sure miss hearing "Oceana", "I'm
Not Involved" and "keep Up The Fight". The last one
having special meaning to me.... Well, thanx for
taking the time to read this. Any help would be greatly
appreciated. You can call me McCoobs.... ya! like
ya never heard THAT one B4! :)
City, mb Canada - You
have some little fans to! I'm 8 yrs old . Mom has
a signed CD of yours and I listen to it all the time. Maybe when
I get older , I can see you in concert! Thanks for all the great
years of awesome music.(that was from Mom)!xoxo
on Canada - Gowan,
you're just awesome! Your music is by far some
of the best I've ever/ will ever hear. You have amazing talent, keep
ON Canada - Hello
all, maybe someone can clarify something for
me....... Pollstar is showing two styx dates for Casino Rama in Ontario
as being Oct. 15th and 16th and here on this site they show the two
dates as being Sept. 15th & 16th. Does anyone know
which dates are the correct ones?? Thank you
City, Ont Canada - I
get the tour dates from the official Styx
web site. I just checked and the Casino Rama dates are not listed
at all anymore therefore I have removed them from this site. If you
go to the Tour Dates page and click on the link to the Styx site,
you will see the official itinerary.
Valentine's Day to you, Marlene and to everyone out there. May it be a sweet
and wonderful day, for Larry and his family. And for the boys in the band, Styx,
too!! I bought from E-Bay, the first of Larry's album, called "GOWAN" and then
a cassette of "Great Dirty World". Soon I should be receiving in the mail, the
video of Ronnie Hawkin's 60th birthday bash, which has Larry singing in it. Sigh,
I truly love listening to Canadian musicans. They're the best in the world. Being
Canadian myself, I guess that I am just a wee bit biased. ;-) God Bless you,
Larry and family. Have a good one, eh?? Patty
Canyon, CA USA - Hi
Marlene; Just wanted to thank you for
such an ausome Site. On behalf of all Larry's fans here in Escarpment
Country, we'd like to ask how we can now order his videos or CD's.
I heard by the grapevine that Bob Roper has moved to the states and
had a big promotion. Congradulations
Bob! But who do we contact for purchases? Do we now have to go through
Styx site? Is there a way of ordering just Gowans music? I found out
no one has picked up the mail from the site in Mississauga where orders
where to go. Is there an new address for orders? From all of us out
here..We Miss you won't you play soon..just your music. Milton,Halton,Oakville,
Burlington & Georgetown Fans!!!
On Canada - Hi.
I looking to make contact with Larry's
manager in order to potentially book a performance however there
doesn't seem to be a link to that on the site. Can you help? Thanks
NB Canada - Dearest
Gowan, Last time I and some girlfriends
went to see you at the Lower Deck in Fredericton must have been about
6 or 7 years ago, and it was a great show, I have to say! I remember
we somehow then ended up at the Condor Hotel for a drink after. I've
now been living in the UK for quite some time, and it would be brilliant
to see you come over here for tour
dates......anything in the works for London? I'll keep my fingers
crossed. I get homesick now and then for some good Canadian content
music over here, and its like trying to find gold dust. Regards,
UK - In
regards to ordering cd's/video's
- I had a talk with LG about this in December and he is in the process
of sorting out how we will proceed with you're being able to order.
I'll let you know as soon as I do.. it may take awhile so thanks
for your patience.
name was michelle mashtaler, I am now married but I was a HUGE
Larry Gowan fan in the 80's, I saw so many of his shows in toronto,
st catherines..ect.., and even watched him play hockey many times.
I have all his albums up until, "but u can call me larry", and
maybe the one after that too. Alot of my albums are signed from
him and I have many pictures of larry and of me with larry too.
I knew larry personally,..well he knew my face and name.. he knew
me as the peanut girl.(inside joke) hehe..once had fun with a spider
too...hehe I got away from him cause alot was happening in my life.
Just recently I heard he was singing in styx. I just bought styxworld
live cd just to hear larry singing come sail away. so much to tell,
can't remember it all...but hopefully I can contact larry again,
I'd like to say hi, and see if he remembers me. Is there somewhere
I can write him ? I'd love to talk to him again. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence- I've been a huge STYX fan since 77. Your contributions
to Cyclorama were outstanding and for my money the best on the
album. Cyclo is probably the best Styx album since Pieces of Eight.
It is such a great record. The reason I'm writing is that I just
read the Styx notes section on the Styx site, and there was an
article posted there from a newspaper. In the article, Tommy was
asked about a new studio album and his reply was something to the
effect of "we may mix it up with some live tracks" or something
like that. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE not another live album. I was so
pumped with Cyclorama and it looked like Styx was ready to move
forward with a new recording career with NEW songs to offer. Then,
the live album with the sun on it came out. I didn't even buy it
(or remember the name of it!) having bought Caught in the Act in
the 80s, Return to Paradise, and then Styxworld. Then there was
the one with the Dam on it. Didn't buy it either. The Styx live
arrangements don't change enough for me to keep buying the live
stuff. Cyclorama was SUCH a breath of fresh air that I hope to
God the band rethinks their decision and goes into the studio.
If the band wants to sell live tracks, they should do it at the
shows like some bands are doing now. Sorry, not trying to tell
you what to do, just want to hear NEW music from Styx. Many people
have also lambasted Styx on the internet and in the press for all
the live albums as well, including many diehard fans, who paint
it as the band ripping off the fans. While I don't agree with that
and will go to the shows, I would still love to hear new music.
You're an awesome addition to the band even though you've been
there for quite a few years now. Thanks for the opportunity to
LARRY, WE JUST WANT TO THANK-YOU FOR COMING UP ON STAGE WITH US
AT THE LION, MAN YOU ROCK. WE SNAPPED SOME COOL PICS OF THAT NIGHT.
ONCE AGAIN THANKS.TO CONTACT US ON THE WEB GO TO VERTICALSMILESITE.TK
just wanted to say i love this site and to thank Lawerance for
signing my cd cover and telling me how lovely my name is. you guys
rocked at Youngstown Ohio. What a terrific guy. Mala