Reader Comments for Canaan: Bob Fraser, lead singer of '70s rock band, recalls fledgling British scene

These are reader comments for the article 'Canaan: Bob Fraser, lead singer of '70s rock band, recalls fledgling British scene'

Reader Comments

Posted by Richard Mansur in Puyallup, Washington state, US @ 19:10 on Jun 20 2009

I bought your vinyl LP in Germany 1973 or 74. I still play it. Good pressing as it sounds live and clear, really out there in front of me in my house. I wear jeans and a buckskin jacket. Still following the Shepherd after all the wear of all these years. Thank you for sharing your faith.

Posted by Pete Walker in Church Stretton, Shropshire @ 15:28 on Dec 15 2008

It was great to read Bob's humorous account of the early years of Canaan. I am one of those scruffy teenagers who became a Chistian directly through the witness of the band at the St Annes prom 'open airs' and Gus's home Bible study group, as mentioned in Bob's story. Gus kindly gave me some lessons on the guitar, including some very useful tips, when I started playing at the end of 1973. Here I am still playing (and some might say Gus has a lot to answer for!), and still a believer after all these years, and I can say that Canaan were certainly being used by God in evangelism at that time. Post-Canaan I played guitar and piano with Bob in another band, then went on to replace Dave Lloyd on bass in another band led by Gus Eyre. By the early 80s there were lots more gospel bands around but I have always felt that in the early 70s Canaan was definitely the best of the Christian groups in England.

Posted by Alan @ 23:58 on Oct 30 2008

What is Peter Meadows doing now?

Posted by Phil Marriott in Lytham St. Annes @ 18:05 on Sep 26 2008

My son Andrew, together with his wife Margaret (who are Christians), are presently Directors of Missionary Ventures New Zealand, Andrew assisted Caanan in the 1970's with sound recording and mixing skills.

Posted by Chris Goan in Dunoon, Scotland @ 22:16 on Apr 18 2008


Great to hear about Canaan- I have known Bob for many years, but still knew not mch about his position in British CCM royalty!

Time to get out there playing again my friend!

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.


Connect with Cross Rhythms by signing up to our email mailing list

Press Forward, Now!
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search


Dedication Room
Live on the edge and shout what you believe in our Dedication Room