1972 - 1974
1972 – April Wine’s second album includes the hit, “You Could Have Been a Lady” which leads to an American deal on Big Tree Records. They take the song into the Billboard Top 30.
1973 – Two of April Wine’s original members, Ritchie and David Henman leave the band midway through the recording of the 3rd album, “Electric Jewels”. They are replaced by Gerry Mercer and Gary Moffet.
1974 – April Wine records its first live album, launches its first national tour of Canada, entitled the “Electric Adventure”, and before the year is over, begins work on what would become the first Platinum April Wine album, “Stand Back”. That same year Aquarius signs Walter Rossi who would go on to win the first Juno Award for an Aquarius artist.