In the mid 1960's, the "Lords of London" released a string of pop singles, topping the top 40 charts in 1967 with "Cornflakes & Ice Cream".  Not satisfied with this bubble-gum image, the band longed to be more creative musically.  When Bob Horne joined the group, the Nucleus evolution was well underway.

What emerged was an innovative, free-form blend of R&B & Jazz, a syncopated psychedelia.  The band was a regular attraction at Yorkville's "Elpatio" coffee house.  In 1968, Nucleus recorded their first & only album at A&R studios in New York City.  After it's release, a tour quickly followed along with numerous television appearances in Canada and the USA.  They performed to packed houses at the Electric Circus in Toronto & New York, and became a hit with the college crowd.  Inevitably, Nucleus succumbed to internal & musical feuds and disbanded on the eve of a Californian tour, that would have included their first headline gig at the Whiskey a Go-Go.

Nucleus was a unique band, with its wildly innovative style, alternating front men (Hugh Leggat & Greg Fitzpatrick trading bass guitar & lead vocal duties).  The band enjoyed a hugely successful underground FM hit with Hugh singing lead vocals on "Communication".

Nucleus has been described as a musician's band, drawing accolades from artists such as Walter Becker, Neil Peart, and the late Jim Morrison.

After the break up, John Richardson worked as an engineer at a Toronto recording studio.  Greg Fitzpatrick began a solo career & is currently living in Newfoundland.  Danny Taylor, Hugh Leggat & Bob Horne joined forces with Paul Naumann & Alex Machin to form A Foot in Coldwater in 1970.

The good news is Danny, John & Hugh reunited in 2007 with their musical friends Grant Slater & Mike Kamino and will be performing in the Spring of 2008 as Nucleus & friends.

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Please feel free to enjoy the Nucleus tracks on our website, but for legal downloads, please refer to Nucleus on iTunes.

Thank you for your support,

The members of Nucleus