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Posted: February 23, 2011 in 21st Century, Rock n Roll

(From an article by Tom Zillich from September 10, 2010)

Also on the reunion trip this month is Sparkling Apple, a party-starting power trio that rocked Surrey for a good number of years, starting in 1973 and lasting until hibernation circa 1993.

Three of the band’s surviving members — Colin “Captain Maniac” Hartridge on drums, Art “The Fart the Heavy Metal Kid” Kyllonen on guitar and Kevin Swain on bass — have been rehearsing for a gig Saturday, Sept. 18 at Donegal’s Pub (12054 96th Ave., Surrey).

The band reunion has been orchestrated as a one-time-only birthday gift for Kyllonen’s girlfriend Rosie, who is turning 50. “We’ve been rehearsing and it actually doesn’t sound too bad at all,” reports Hartridge, who designs some award-winning ads for the Now these days. “I’ve told Rosie that I (turned) 60 on Sept. 6, so I’m officially hijacking her party!”

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