|Artist||McKenna Mendelson Mainline|
|Release Date||Monday, March 23, 2015|
|Genre||Blues > Modern Electric Blues > Blues Rock|
|Copyright||© Liberty Records|
Seminal Canadian blues band, from the same English club circuit as Led Zep a.o.
Line-up: Mike McKenna - guitar, vocals; Joe Mendelson - acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano, percussion; Tony Nolasco - drums; Mike Harrison - bass;In December 1968, MMM reversed the trend of English bands coming to North America, and proceeded to England to gig and hopefully to pursue a major record deal. The band hit the stage almost immediately, their first show being at the Utrecht Pop Festival on December 27/28, 1968, filling a prime timeslot just vacated by Jimi Hendrix and his duo (Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell MMM started soon thereafter gigging on an English club circuit which included such notables as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Family (band) The Keef Hartley Band, Gun, and the newly formed Led Zeppelin.After several false starts, they signed with Liberty/United Artists in the spring of 1969, and in April recorded their best-selling album Stink. It was subsequently reissued on CD.