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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:58 am

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Sadly we lost a Canadian legend from my hometown of Ottawa this week,Les Emmerson Best known,(we all know it)_ for writing "Signs" which was a hit for Emmerson's Five Man Electrical Band in 1971 and also a hit for the band Tesla in 1990.[1] Both versions of the song sold approximately 1.5 million copies at the time of each respective release. In 2004, the song was sampled by Fatboy Slim in the platinum-selling song "Don't Let the Man Get You Down".[2] Particularly as a result of the Fatboy Slim sampling, Emmerson earnt enough money from royalties on "Signs" that he could support an average lifestyle without working.[3]

He started his solo career while still a member of Five Man Electrical Band. His first solo hit "Control Of Me" was released in late 1972, and peaked at #5 in early 1973. Follow-up single "Cry Your Eyes Out" reached a peak of #18 on RPM Weekly's Top Singles chart in September 1973.[4] Emmerson released two more charting solo singles in 1974 and '75 while still with the Five Man Electrical Band, but his only release after the band broke up was the non-charting single "Borderline" in 1977. No other material was released by Emmerson until 2007, when The Sound City Sessions appeared. This album consisted of material recorded in 1976 and '77, including "Borderline", and remains Emmerson's only solo album; his other solo singles have never been released on LP or CD.

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