Kon Kan

Kon Kan

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Kon Kan was a Canadian synthpop band formed in 1988 in Toronto, Ontario. The band was awarded a 1990 Juno for their song "I Beg Your Pardon " and nominated for a 1991 Juno Award for their single "Puss n' Boots/These Boots ".


The band members consisted of Barry Harris (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Kevin Wynne (vocals). Their debut album, Move to Move (1989), produced the single "I Beg Your Pardon ", which sampled Lynn Anderson's 1971 hit, " Rose Garden", Silver Convention's 1976 hit, "Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)", Spagna's 1987 hit, "Call Me" as well as the opening bars from the theme music from "The Magnificent Seven" (which was also well-known as the theme to a commercial for Marlboro cigarettes in the 1960s).

From the same album, they returned to the charts with another original/cover combination, "Puss N' Boots". The track included samples of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" and Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". Another single, "Harry Houdini", failed to chart in the United States, but managed a Top 40 placing in Canada.

Wynne, who sang on all but two tracks from Move to Move, left in 1989 and is currently a semi-pro video golfer. Harris released two more albums under the band's original name. Whilst 1990's Syntonic could not boast a big hit single like...
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