Canadian band from Kitchener, Ontario. Formed in 1965 while the British Invasion had been in full force, and so naming the group "The Penny Farthings" didn't sound like such a bad idea. It was changed to "Copperpenny" (or "Copper Penny" as shown on many of their singles), the following year. The new designation was taken from the title of the Verve B-side of "If I Call You By Some Name," a 1966 release by The Paupers. The Paupers switched to Columbia Records in 1968 for an album and a couple of singles, with Copperpenny now as label-mates.
Rich Wamil - keyboards and lead vocals;
Kenny Hollis - lead vocals;
Vern (Laverne) McDonald - lead guitar;
Bert Hamer - drums and percussion;
Paul Reibling - bass, - replaced by ex-Rain member, Ron Hiller (born July 7, 1953).
In their prime, the band was seen several times on national television, they were popular on hit radio stations across the country and performed over 100 shows a year.