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Headpins

Headpins was formed in Vancouver, Canada, in 1980 by ex-Chilliwack men Brian MacLeod and Ab Bryant.

Fronted by former fashion model Darby Mills  – who was possessed of an abrasive voice that would strip paint – the group released their debut album, Turn It Loud, in 1982.

The debut LP would go on to sell over a quarter of a million copies in Canada alone and be certified double platinum, making it one of the most successful debut albums by a Canadian group ever.

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After touring extensively in North America and Europe (with Whitesnake), they returned with their follow-up, Line Of Fire (1983), from whence came the singles, Just One More Time and Don’t Stand In The Line Of Fire.

The album was something of a departure, with the addition of synthesizers and a horn section.

Nearly two years passed until Headpins returned to the studio, to record their third album, Head Over Heels (1985).

A lengthy hiatus followed, interrupted only by Mills’ solo effort Never Look Back (1991).

Brian MacLeod died in 1992 after a brief battle with cancer. The group re-formed near the end of the decade, adding guitarists Tony Dellacroce and Alfie Galpin.

A greatest hits package was released in 2002, and Headpins continue to tour North America.

Darby Mills 
Vocals
Brian MacLeod 

Guitar
Ab Bryant 

Bass
Bernie Aubin 

Drums
Tony Dellacroce 

Guitar
Alfie Galpin 

Guitar