Guinchard was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in Search The Canadian Encyclopedia. Remember me. I forgot my password. Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Wednesday 3 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June The biggest change in the group occurred that year when Paulette McWilliams, the group's original frontwoman, opted to leave the group and had friend Chaka Khan , who had provided background vocals as a session singer for the band, replace her as the sole frontwoman.
Though not entirely focused on Khan's talents - the band's artistic direction was led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Ron Stockert - Khan added something missing from the group, a diverse vocalist. Khan was able to perform both in lower and higher octaves and was equipped to singing the group's rockier numbers as she had singing slower ballads. The nineteen-year-old Khan was born Yvette Marie Stevens and changed her name to Chaka which was a name given to her by a Yoruba Baba at 13 years old which means "Fire".
The debut album was recorded throughout and was released in the spring of Guinchard lived to finish it, but not to see it released. As it is, the CD stands as a tribute and memorial to his talent and devotion. Contact Us Use the form on the right to contact us. Acadian Fiddle. Info Email.A third album, Humouring the Tunes (SingSong SS CD), issued posthumously, included two examples of Guinchard's accordion playing. Of Guinchard's own pieces, the best-known is Centennial Highway Reel, which has also been recorded by Figgy Duff and Red Island.