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1975 Brian Vollmer’s “wing” stage costume

1975 Brian Vollmer’s “wing” stage costume One of the first stage costumes I had was one my mother made me.

July 22, 2017
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1975 Helix & Bill Seip

1975 Helix & Bill Seip Meeting Bill Seip and having him become our manager was a major turning point in

July 22, 2017
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1974 Battle of the Bands

1974 Battle of the Bands Helix came together as a result of Sherwood Music’s “Battle of the Bands” held at

July 22, 2017
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1978 Helix promo shot

1978 Helix promo shot This picture is from a photo session shot by Mark Burnham around 1978 in downtown Kitchener

July 22, 2017
1979 Helix in Trenton, Ontario outside the Sherwood Forest Inn
1979 Helix in Trenton, Ontario

1979 Helix in Trenton, Ontario I remember this picture being taken like it was yesterday.  It was in front of

July 22, 2017
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1975 Brian Vollmer/Del Shannon/Bruce Arnold

1975 Brian Vollmer/Del Shannon/Bruce Arnold The band had only been together for about 6 months when our booking agency (DRAM)

July 21, 2017
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1978 Helix & Styx in Halifax at Zapatas

1978 Helix & Styx in Halifax at Zapatas Early in our career when we were still playing covers in the

July 21, 2017
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1975 Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg and his tuxedo

1975 Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg and his tuxedo The original bass player in Helix was Keith Zurbrigg.  Everyone called him “Bert”.

July 21, 2017
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1976 Ken Heague’s Disco Sucks shirt

1976 Ken Heague’s Disco Sucks shirt Ken Heague was the first sound man the band ever had.  He stayed with

July 21, 2017
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1977: We sign with DRAM booking agency

1977: We sign with DRAM booking agency In 1977 we signed with DRAM booking agency, which had an office in

February 27, 2017
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1977 Helix promo shot

1977 Helix promo shot From left to right:  Brian Doerner/drums, Paul Hackman/guitar, Brian Vollmer/lead vocals, Brent Doerner/guitar, Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg/bass

February 24, 2017
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1974 Helix line-up

1974 Helix line-up From left to right:  Ron Watson/guitar, Bruce Arnold/band founder/drums, Don Simmons/keyboards, Brian Vollmer/lead vocals, Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg

February 24, 2017
Early promo shot
1977 Helix line-up

1977 Helix line-up From left to right:  Back row: Paul Hackman/guitar, Brent Doerner/guitar, Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg, Brian Doerner/drums Front row:

February 24, 2017
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1974: First gig at Listowel High School

1974: First gig at Listowel High School My high school was Listowel District High School in Listowel, Ontario.  We played

February 24, 2017
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1977 Brian Vollmer/Long John Baldry

1977 Brian Vollmer/Long John Baldry Taken at a gig we “almost” played in Oakville one Saturday afternoon. We had been

February 18, 2017
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Kenny Heague

Ken Heague: When the band first formed in 1974 Ken Heague was there.  Ken was the artistic friend of Bruce

February 18, 2017
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Helix manager William Seip

Helix manager William Seip No one was more influential to Helix’s career than William Seip, or “Sipey”  (pronounced “Sipe-ee”)  Helix

February 18, 2017
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1976: Bryan Adams/Brian Vollmer

1976: Bryan Adams/Brian Vollmer Taken at Hanover High School.  Bryan Adams had just replaced Nick Gilders in Sweeney Todd, who

February 9, 2017
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Helix 1975 Photo taken by Tom Heague outside of Bluevale High School in Kitchener. From left to right: Brian Vollmer/lead

February 9, 2017
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1977: Helix in Northern Ontario.

1977: Helix in Northern Ontario. This is one of my all time favorite pictures I have of the band over

February 9, 2017
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1976: Paul Hackman/Brent Doerner/Keith Zurbrigg

1976: Paul Hackman/Brent Doerner/Keith Zurbrigg This picture was taken at the Coronet Motor Hotel, located at the time on Victoria

February 9, 2017
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1974: Rick Trembley/Original Helix guitarist

1974: Rick Trembley/Original Helix guitarist This is the only picture I have of Rick Trembley or “Minstrel” as we called

February 9, 2017
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1976: Brian Vollmer’s first stage costume

1976: Brian Vollmer’s first stage costume Here was my first stage costume that we used to call my “wing suit”.

February 8, 2017
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1978: A poster of our first ever Canadian East Coast Tour

1978: This is a poster from our first ever Canadian Maritime tour.  This is where we wrote a lot of

February 1, 2017
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1979: 45 label of YOU’RE A WOMAN NOW

In 1979 Helix released it’s first independent album “Breaking Loose”.   One of the songs, “You’re a Woman Now” became

February 1, 2017
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1974 Battle of the Bands/Central Ontario Exhibition

1974: Helix was formed in 1974 in Kitchener, Ontario.  Shortly after, we won the “Battle of the Bands” contest at

February 1, 2017
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1979: Kenny Heague/Myles Goodwin/Brent Doerner/Brian Vollmer

1979:  This was taken around 1978-9 on our first east coast tour, when we played in Montreal at The Maples

January 31, 2017
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1979: Brian Vollmer/Jerry Mercer/Paul Hackman

This picture of myself (far left), Jerry Mercer/drummer for April Wine, and Paul Hackman (far right) was taken the first

January 31, 2017
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1979: Brent Doerner/Bob McAdory

This was our at our first TV interview on Global News in Toronto with Bob McAdory.   We had just

January 31, 2017
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1976: Brian Vollmer/Don Simmons/Lavern Zurbrigg/William Seip

1976:  This is an early picture of Brian Vollmer/lead vocals, Don Simmons/keyboards, Lavern Zurbrigg (brother of Keith Zurbrigg, who played

January 31, 2017
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1975: Keith Zurbrigg in “tails”

1975 The first bass player for Helix was Keith “Bert” Zurbrigg.  He played a Rickenbacker bass and played while wearing

January 29, 2017
1974 Battle of the Bands, Central Ontario Exhibition, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

1974:  This picture is from the Battle of the Bands, which is really where Helix started.  Bruce Arnold had put

January 29, 2017
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1977 Trenton

1977:  Love this picture!  It shows the camaraderie of the early band and was taken in front of our equipment

January 29, 2017
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1975 Bruce Arnold/Cheryl Lescom/Brian Vollmer/Michael Vollmer/Keith Zurbrigg/Don Simmons

1975:  The Coronet Motor Hotel, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. This was taken in the Coronet “Crown Room” where we were playing

January 29, 2017
1974: FIRST HELIX LINE-UP MINUS ONE

1974 This is one of the earliest shots I have of Helix, taken at Waterloo Park at a very early

January 29, 2017
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1978: With Styx in Halifax in front of Zapatas

With Styx in Halifax 1978.  In front of Zapatas on Citadel Hill.  They had come through the kitchen at the

January 27, 2017
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1976 Early Helix band shot

This is an early promo shot of the band (around 1978-9) taken by photographer Mark Burnham.   It was done

January 26, 2017
Ken Heague was our soundman/road manager for many years, being with us right from our inception in 1974 until 1990.   Back in the 70's we were known for our Disco Sucks! cheer which we tied into the show with our beer drinking contest.  Disco was universally hated by all musicians on the road as it put us out of work, not to mention that it seemed the anti-thesis of what we considered rock.  Kenny had a different colored Disco Sucks shirt for every day of the week.  LOL.
Ken Heague and his Disco Sucks t-shirt

Ken Heague was our soundman/lightman from our inception in 1974 until around 1990.   Back when we started we were

January 26, 2017
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Very early in my career (1976)  I developed nodes on my vocal cords due to the grueling nature of playing

January 24, 2017
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1976 Brian Vollmer/Del Shannon/Bruce Arnold

Shortly after forming as a band in 1974 DRAM booking agency enlisted Helix to be the band for the famous

January 24, 2017
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1981 White Lace & Black Leather line-up

1981:  Back cover shot of Helix from the White Lace & Black Leather album/H&S Records.   From left to right:

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