Receiving a scathing review is hard enough for any rock band but can you imagine a reviewer trashing your band when it’s not really you? How about opening for Alice Cooper but then your headliner doesn’t show up? The group Zon has had all that and more bad luck. After releasing three albums from 1978 to 1980 the band quit in the early eighties and the boys went their separate ways.
Check out our interview with Zon keyboardist Howard Helm as we chat about the ups and many downs of the band.
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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