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Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout the 1980s, the band accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the United States, earning four multi-platinum albums and selling millions of records. After being rejected by many American record labels, they signed with Columbia/CBS Records Canada and began recording their first album March 20, 1980, with Mike Reno (born in New Westminster, B.C. January 8, 1955 and previously with Moxy as Mike Rynoski) on lead vocals, Paul Dean (born in Vancouver, B.C. on February 19, 1946; previously with Streetheart and Scrubbaloe Caine) on guitars and vocals, Jim Clench (formerly of April Wine and BTO, who was born in Montreal May 1, 1949 but was quickly replaced by Scott Smith born in Winnipeg, MB on February 13, 1955) on bass guitar, Doug Johnson (born in New Westminster December 19, 1957) on keyboards, and Matt Frenette (born in Calgary on March 7, 1954) on drums (also a former Streetheart alumnus). The band’s hit singles, particularly “Turn Me Loose” and “Working for the Weekend”, have become arena rock staples and are still heard on many classic rock and classic hits radio stations across the United States and Canada. They are currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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  • WarriorJones

    Lookin' for that one song, "What do you do when pig and elephant DNA just won't splice"?

    27 Apr 4:22pm Reply
  • madboy

    great tunes

    14 Aug 2014 Reply

    SPANK! Take me back! LOL! I am never lonely! I have God on my side. And when the right guy that comes around will be he right guy or not I am just fine with that! Cause for me it is forever! SPANK! :-) No questioning here!

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • LA_Denmark

    So underrated band! [3]

    23 Jan 2014 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    I totally agree with jpinkman13! [2] <3

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
  • BigPTS

    Lover boy another great band I liked during my high school days 1981 Columbus Ohio especially when it's over

    1 Jan 2014 Reply

    I hope you are with me when it is over! :-) :-) I don't want to hear it! ! Take me back to Mountain Air 82. Northern California concert!

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Timekeeperrr

    So underrated band! [2]

    4 Dec 2013 Reply

    I just need to say to this Tune and Talent! You guys Rock! (Aka) Loverboy! :-)

    21 Nov 2013 Reply

    Spank! Love this tune and talent!

    25 Jul 2013 Reply

    Still working for the weekend! I could go off the deep-end! I choose not! HAAA! HAAA!

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Leatherripper

    I totally agree with jpinkman13!

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • jpinkman13

    I really can not understand why so many people think that Loverboy is a one hit band . Are you serious ? So under rated band . Loverboy were outstanding back in the 80's . In my opinion one of the greatest bands with so many hot songs with amazing rhythm . Respect .

    11 Apr 2013 Reply

    Spank! I love this tune and talent! Everbody is working for the weekend! And the Goverment F////s it up! HAAAA! HAAA! Glass half full here! :-)

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • lastpradex

    Turn me loooooooooooooose! Great to listen to....

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • jessieinthesky

    Songfacts sat down with Paul Dean to talk opening up for KISS, what he REALLY thinks about "Working for the Weekend" being used during that infamous Saturday Night Live sketch and so much more! Enjoy!

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • NikSoren

    The ugliest guys I've ever seen, and the band's called Loverboy. Hauhuaa But the sound's not so bad!

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TCBProject

    Luvin every minute of it! Thanks!

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Maknme15

    Thank you mom for exposing me to some real music <3

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
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