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Brian Oliver "Too Loud" MacLeod
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1952
Halifax
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Apr. 25, 1992
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada

Rock Musician.

Brian appeared as a guitarist in the Canadian band Pepper Tree and was a member of Huski and Garrison Hill with best friend Denny Driscoll in St. John's, Newfoundland. In 1978, while working the Ontario bar circuit with Stingaree (which included fellow guitarist Bernie LaBarge) he was invited to join Chilliwack and first appeared on their album Lights From The Valley. In addition to guitar, Brian occasionally contributed on vocals, drums, and keyboards -- and he eventually co-produced the band's albums, notably Opus X (1982) for which he received a Best Producer Juno Award.

With bassist Ab Bryant, Brian initially formed Headpins as a side project to Chilliwack. After Opus X Brian left Chilliwack to focus his efforts on Headpins (featuring Denise McCann and eventually Darby Mills on vocals) released on Solid Gold Records in Canada and MCA Records in the United States. Also to his credit, Brian produced other albums for such artists as Kick Axe, D.O.A., Paul Dean, Holly Woods (Toronto), Tim Feehan, and Chrissy Steele and shares songwriting credits with Bryan Adams, Loverboy, Chicago and Jermaine Jackson. Brian also joined friends Denny Driscoll, Rick Livingstone and Ross Damude as the drummer for their band Montana with their co-written song "Lorelei".

Living exclusively on his prized boat Grand Marnier (with full recording studio onboard) with his "first mate" a cockapoo named Sailor, Brian was a fixture at both Coal Harbour and Granville Island Marinas in Vancouver. He was also often spotted driving his beloved red and white classic Corvette convertible. Brian was also in training for his small aircraft pilot license.

In 1990, Brian collapsed onstage and was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer with a tumor in his upper chest cavity which metastasized into bone cancer. After his death in 1992, several friends organised the Brian MacLeod Benefit Concerts which featured some of the best musicians on the Canadian music scene and continued through 1997.
 
 
Burial:
Ocean View Burial Park
Burnaby
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
 
Created by: K
Record added: Sep 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11771336
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- Jim Choma
 Added: Jul. 10, 2015

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 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
Its still hard 2 blve brian is no lngr wth us, luvd the way he played, he wz the best. Whenever I listened to their music, his guitar solo's jst serenaded me and put me right to sleep. There will nvr b another rip brian. U & ur guitar playing r very much ...(Read more)
- shafae Fremen
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011
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