Canadian songwriter, guitarist, and singer Bob Bryden
began his professional music career some time in the early '60s. Over the next four decades he lent his impressive skills to a long line of different bands, appearing on numerous singles and albums with them. Other groups he worked with included the Outcasts, Benzene Jag
, the Brick, Age of Mirrors
, and the Christopher Columbus Discovery of New Lands Band. When Bryden
formed new groups, he usually brought at least a couple of familiar faces along with him. During the latter part of the '70s and even into the early '80s, he tried a turn at a solo career that produced a few more albums.
was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Working with the group Reign Ghost
, he saw the release of his first album in 1968. He next recorded with a rock band called by the unlikely name of Christmas
. In 1977, Bryden
completed his debut solo offering, The Displaced Years. It was released by the Open Heart label and only on cassette. He spent a decade working with other bands before a sophomore solo album hit the market in 1987. Along the way, Bryden
appeared on nearly two dozen albums, some reissued years after their original release date.